Friday, June 25, 2010

~ practicing for swap 3

I'm doing another Swap. Yes, I am. This time it's this cute little gathered clutch from Noodlehead sews. The swap is being run by Penny, SewTakeaHike. I decided to do a little practice clutch the other night partially because I have been meaning to make a simple little pouch for some time. I need something to store my hexies in on the go, and they are just generally handy little things for who knows what. So here is my practice run using some scrap Flights of fancy from my stash test run ~ gathered clutch swap

I left out the card wallet holder because I don’t intend to use mine as a wallet. But the divider pocket is a great idea. Scissors on one side and hexie templates on the other don’t you think?

test run ~ gathered clutch swap

~ The Back

And wouldn’t you know it, as soon as my daughter saw this one, she immediately requested one of her own …like I didn’t see that one coming…. She is a purse girl for sure.

Peace Out Clutch

So I made her this one embellished with lots of Farbenmix Ribbons in her favorite Peace/Love theme.

Peace Out Clutch

And while I was at it, I made simpler zipped pouches for the pool.

Zip pouches for the pool
One as a wet bag to put in her soggy swimsuit and the other just for storing small personal items in her pool bag. The pool versions are both made of laminate so they stay dry. These are so fun to make and whip up so quickly.

I need to make a bigger one for my on-the-go knitting projects ~ so the needles don't keep poking through the ziplock bag I am currently using ~ I know, pretty pathetic huh?

So all in all, a fun project, quick to sew up and plenty useful. Try it sometime! I’ll have to make another one for my swap partner soon.

And while I'm on the topic of swaps, check out this lovely pillow and keychain I received from my Pillow Swap Partner, Liz of ollie.kate, from Pillow Talk Swap 3 ~

PTS3 swap goodies from ollie.kate
Isn't it gorgeous? And works perfectly on my sofa see? ~
PTS3 swap pillow from ollie.kate

These pictures don't really do it justice, it's so much nicer in person ~ I'm thrilled.

Happy Sewing!


Colleen said...

These are really cute and very practical :) I must have a dozen different sized ones from my free gifts when I buy my Estee Lauder :) Nice pillow, too.

Angela said...

your bags looks awesome...well done! I'll be making my first (trial) clutch later this week...hope it looks as nice as yours.
That pillow is beautiful! love the fabrics and design : )

Cathy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pillow gift and it does look so sweet on your sofa! The bag and use of laminated fabric too is genus!