Monday, May 24, 2010

A birthday clutch

It's been a rainy, gloomy day here in Oyama. A perfect day for indoor crafting. Two big birthdays are coming up - my mom's and my sister's. I want to mail them both a little something and thought this clutch would be perfect. It's small enough to just use as a change purse, but big enough to throw in the essentials (credit card, cash, cell and a key or two) and head out the door.

I found some really cute Japanese fabric when I went to the fabric store this morning (just a 10 minute walk from my apartment!) and bought some in blue and red. The tutorial was so easy to follow and I made both in just a couple hours (with a couple coffee breaks throughout of course). I'm really happy with how they turned out and they will fit perfectly into a padded mailer for a lovely birthday surprise.

If I had bought a couple more zippers I would be making a few more just for the heck of it. Instead, I'll probably end up watching a DVD and eating chocolate.


  1. OMGsters. SO freakin cute!!! i love it. you are very craft miss tournell!!! :)

  2. how spoilt are your mum and sis, these are the best!! Thanks so much for sharing, just love the fabrics you have used.

  3. Thanks Joyce, I have some leftover fabric and am already excited about using it up! :)