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! 
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