Sunday, March 12, 2023

Happy Mail

 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.



  1. The bag hardware is quite expensive down here, but I do find some I can use from handbags in op shops, and family throw-outs!!!Web strapping is easy to get, a huge emporium in Rotorua or one further south of us has so many choices.They also have the hardware ,but black plastic only.OK for a camping bag but not so good for anything smarter. Love your mail, what goodies.

  2. Love the socks, and I'm sure your little guy will love them too. Your selection of bag hardware is very interesting, I don't think we can get a range like that.....but then, we are a much smaller market.

  3. Great socks and I look forward to seeing your bags. xx

  4. Wow, those colours are beautiful and all the treasures you will create. Love those blue socks, my favourite colours.

  5. I'm telling you... I'm so excited for your little bags...
    I also have one in the works right now :-))) Have fun sewing.
    The socks are great.
    A cheerful greeting from seamstress to seamstress.