Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gathered Clutch Purse

 "HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!"< insert crazy evil laugh here. Or more the laugh Tom Hanks does from the movie A League of Their Own, after he throws the baseball glove at Stilwell.
That is my accomplished laugh.
Why the craziness? Because the kids were crazy, like crapping on the floor, mac'n cheese pasted to the walls, naked child bouncing on trampoline (while the gardeners were working), kids breaking into a can of coke and pouring it all over couch, while another is washing his hair in it as the little one pours it out.
It was complete madness. Which means I was freaken out, eyes popping out of my head, and nearly having a heart attack while reading directions on how to cut a zipper.

 For this gathered clutch, I got the tutorial from NOODLE HEAD. Which is one of the blogs that you fall in love with and end up digging through it for an hour (or more). I know I'm obsessed.

 So even though I messed up a little (Notice picture above where the "gathers" were to short), I think its the most amazing thing I have made yet, and cant wait to make it again!
I have to say once I completed it, and really felt it in my hand I had an sense of once holding something like this before. This may be weird to say: But I felt as though I had a flashback to a time that I once had something like this before, I was overwhelmed with a sense of pride and nostalgia. Weirdest part, it wasnt MY flashback....

I've already loaded it up with my goodies. Ditching my over sized Vera Bradley wallet for my homemade loveliness.
Note: As I am posting, my daughter makes a paste out of Ritz crackers and puts it down my shirt. SHE has been the GREMLIN today.

As with all projects I have accomplished this month, I have learned so much, and as always cant wait to expand into something HUGE!
I now can cross this off my February Project list!

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Amy said...

That's so funny- I just made one of these last week too! I have been so afraid of zippers, and i thought this would be a nice way to get over that fear. I love the colors you chose- very, very cute!

Jen said...

I think it's adorable. I'm a little nervous about the zippers as well :) And as a side note, I'm glad my children are not the only ones running a muck in the house. When I read about your kids, I smiled and thought, "Thank you, Lord, for allowing someone to go through what I go through." A little selfish, I know, but it made me feel better. . .if that counts for anything!

Misty said...

You did a great job!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Froggylady said...

you did an amazing job! I love it! I'm totally making one now. :)

tippytoe foxtrot said...

That is super cute. Was that your first zipper? They are kind of terrifying (which is why I have done exactly TWO to date).

You score extra points for referencing A League of Their Own. One of my all time favorites.

Miss K @ kraftingwithk said...

Looks great - I've been wanting to try a zipper but I'm honestly just frightened. Others will have clutch envy

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