I haven’t been in the mood to write this week, on either of my blogs. But here are a few things that have been making me happy this week:
A package from Ambika. She chose perfect yarn and fabrics for me, I loved everything in the package! There were beautiful skeins of Cascade Wool, great turquoise fabrics, candy, and a cute heart keychain. Thanks Ambika!
My birch bark tube vase from Small Stump. After checking their website religiously for weeks because this vase was sold out I finally got one. Now I just need some beautiful flowers peeking out of the top.
Because I wasn’t perfectly happy (thanks a lot OCD) with my first Amy Butler Clutch from the March In Stitches Sew Along I made another. I switched the fabrics from the first one, polka dots on the inside and fun flowers on the outside. I omitted the divider, a purse this size doesn’t need a divider in my opinion but now I can see that AB added it to make the purse more structured and stiff. I thought it was much better until I realized I had sewn the flap closure on backwards so the velcro was on the wrong side of the flap. Instead of ripping seams which I hate with a passion I cleverly covered them up with some cute little embellishments I found at Dongdaemun.
A closeup of the fabric embellishment, hiding the mistake velcro. Now, I have two bags for Hawaii!