Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Gathered Clutch...

I'm back. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We had a fabulous time with family in a never-been-to vacation spot. There will be more about that later. This morning I got up at the crack of dawn -- actually before the crack of dawn. It's not even 9 a.m. and I've already read blog posts and made two clutch purses for two little girls who will be celebrating birthdays soon. Meet a couple of my adorable granddaughters. One will be turning five and the other will turn two in the next couple of weeks...


I love the blog "Noodlehead." Anna is an extremely talented lady, and what's even better she shares her talents generously! For months now I've been wanting to make a clutch she designed, and this morning I finally got to it. Because I was making the clutches for two little girls I tweaked the "Noodlehead pattern" a bit and made them for little hands. Here are the sizes -- in inches -- for the pattern pieces that I used:


 This makes a finished clutch that is about 4 x 7 inches.

In addition to the pieces that Anna has in her pattern, I included a strap (the 2"x11" piece). The dimensions for this little clutch are slightly different than those on the Noodlehead instructions, but you construct it the same way, so go to Noodlehead for Anna's fabulous tutorial to find out how to build this cute clutch.


Normally, we try to give gifts for birthday presents for our little grandkiddos, but this year nothing was coming to mind for these little lovelies, so I decided to make these little clutches and put some cold hard cash in them...


That way they can have their own little shopping spree. Even a two year old can appreciate that. A lot. 


They take after their grandmother and don't mind a little loose change swooshing around in their purse. Dollar bills are even better. Let's just say the apples don't fall far from the tree and leave it at that...


Have a nice day! 
Linked to:
Featuring you Friday @ Sassy Sites!
A Crafty Soiree @ Katie's Nesting Spot
Hookin' Up with HoH @ House of Hepworths
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Get Your Craft on Thursday @ Life as Lori

17 comments:

Julie Harward said...

These are so cute, they will love them..little girls of any age love to have a purse! I want to hear about that vacation! ;D

Tanya-Yanata said...

how sweet! girls would be very HAPPY! I would:))

Shannon said...

very cute and beautiful!

Chris said...

Lovely! I've made several clutches as gifts...such a great little pattern.

Mia said...

They will love them! And they will be so cute carrying them :)

Blake and Cherie said...

Oh my goodness! Again, SO adorable. You truly have a gift! Just like Anna, You too are an extremely talented lady, and I'm VERY grateful to you for sharing YOUR talents! :)
I finally got around to making one of your ruffle pillows for my daughters bed, and even though it's not as perfect as yours, I LOVE IT! All my sisters want one now, and I want to make a couple more for my own bed, and even my couches. I'd share the link to my post about it, but I'm not sure how since my family blog is set to private. Have any clue on how I could share it with you? That is, if you even care to see it. haha!

Anna said...

i love these! how cute to make them smaller, might have to give it a try sometime. :)

Melissa said...

Your granddaughters are absolutely adorable!!

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

This is so darling! I love the fabric choices! Very nice!

Sassy Sites! said...

I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

Marni
@ Sassy Sites!

Tina said...

Suzanne, your little grandaughters are just the most beautiful little blossoms! What a precious photo!! As for your clutch, it is perfect as always!! You are so clever! ~ Tina x

Simplegirl said...

These are lovely clutches. They would make cute gifts. I'm visiting from Sassy Sites hop. I'm you new follower, hope you can stop by my site for a visit.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is beautiful! I still have your little girl bag bookmarked and since my sewing hasn't gotten any better I'm glad to see you are selling these super cute clutches, the little girl bags, and those fun cupcake shaped ones! Since I have no idea where you went for your holiday, I'll just have to put your wristlet on my wish list. Just faved your shop so I can find it again easily! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for joining our blog hop over at Sassy Sites! There are some amazing blogs out there, and you are definetly one of them! I'm a follower of yours too! Happy Friday! xoxo

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Lolly Jane said...

found ya on sassy sites, hope you'll follow back! seen your clutches before, they're so gorgeous!

Tins and Treasures said...

These are just way too cute...and I love the pic of the little girls!

malia said...

this is lovely and i love it! i am totally trying this (-:
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