This week has been a mailbox week. Two of the parcels are blog worthy.
I am making some clutch bags. I have noticed that handbags seem to be shrinking and I had a request for some, all from the same pattern. So, I consulted with the future owners, and pulled fabric from my stash to get their approval. Then I ordered the hardware and straps.
First to arrive were the straps.
I bought four colours of seatbelt strapping from Blue Calla in Toronto. I haven't used it before, but it looks like a good choice for cross body straps.
I also bought one of her Bloom Box Sewing Kits for a Crocus Pouch. It comes with everything you need to make the bag. I I have lots of fabric, but the fabrics in this kit were wonderful. so I treated myself.
She also gifted me with a pink and white rainbow zipper tape with four pulls. I am sure I will have fun with that.
I didn't have enough hardware in the correct sizes so I ordered that from Emmaline Bags, my favourite source for hardware.
I also bought some 3 mm double sided tape, which is great for zippers and slip pockets, as well as a set of pretty notebooks.
I like to use squared paper to keep notes and figure out projects, and these books are the right size to keep in my sewing table drawer. One for sewing and one for knitting!
I also finished another pair of socks. These are for my favourite little guy to wear in his rubber boots. I have hope that the snow will stop soon, however, there is more on the way this week.
We won't talk about the poinsettia tablecloth, except to say that it is currently protecting the table from a couple of little kits who like to lay there. If it ever stops snowing, I change it for spring flowers.
Hopefully, we will have some progress on the clutch bags this week, but it is March Break and I am on Nana duty so we will have to see.