Sometimes I make stuff for ME

Back in December, I made a clutch for a gift exchange the night before the gift exchange.  Sheesh!  Talk about procrastination.  Anyway, I loved it so very much that I decided to make one (almost) just like it for myself.

I like to have a clutch to carry around because I can just slide it in the top of my diaper bag and then all my things are right there and handy, and when I don’t need the diaper bag, I don’t need to worry about transferring my things to another bag!

The main fabric and the accent band are both from Michael Miller’s Pretty Bird.  I added a little detachable wrist strap.

I got this little crochet flower from the Heather Ross studio sale a year ago and it seemed just perfect for this bag!  Now, I want to learn how to crochet little flowers.  This clutch is one of the products I hope to have in my store, and I would love to have the crochet flower as an option because I just love the look.  I happened upon a crochet hook when I was cleaning out my desk last week (can you say “random”) and my friend Laura says she learned to crochet by watching YouTube videos, so there may be hope for me.

I was careful to center the birds on the back.

The inside is lined with a print by Denyse Schmidt and has a little zippered pocket (that I sadly couldn’t include on the original gifted one because I was so short on time).

9 replies
  1. Renee BAX
    Renee BAX says:

    She made me a really awesome pencil bag for to use at school. I love it, no more digging it to bottom of the bag for a writing utensil. She even filled with colorful pens for school and ribbon for my bow business. Love it Em!!!!!

  2. Your little sister
    Your little sister says:

    When ever you are ready to learn to crochet I will work on it with you. If you have any questions when you are watching your youtube you can call me. Good luck I love you. Or, until you get yourself crocheting you can commission me to make your flowers.

  3. kate C
    kate C says:

    Since noodlehead’s tutorial says it’s just for personal use only, how much do you think you have to change things to be able to sell them?
    Just curious…
    I have made a few of these myself and they are very cute!
    p.s. did you see the crocheted flower blanket I pinned today?? SO AMAZING that for the first time I really want to learn to crochet too! 🙂

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