Awww...isn't she cute?? This picture actually has NOTHING to do with this post. Just wanted to throw Maria off. Heh heh. And I wanted a thumbnail photo. If you are my sister-in-law and you are reading this, I am no longer responsible for you finding out what you are getting for Christmas. I warned you...
Ok, folks. It's getting down to the wire, here. I decided about a week ago that I was changing what I made for Maria. Problem was that I had already made a gift for her. I just decided that (cute as it is) what I made for her was just not "right." As in, the colors were off. I noticed at Thanksgiving that she was eyeing that bag I had in my shop. Remember this one?
I started with the wallet. This is my own design. I was asked by the Bristol Public Library to do a craft night with teenagers in January. This is a variation of the project I will be doing with them. I will probably post a tutorial for this at some point, but not today.
I used burlap for the outside, corduroy for the initial, and the blue/tan floral pattern for the credit card pockets, inside fabric, and trim. The wallet closes with a magnetic snap.
Considering that I just had a lay-out in my mind and had never made it before, I'm happy with it. Wallet...check.
Now on to the clutch.
I had originally made this one:
Cute, right? But not matching. So this one is for sale in my Etsy shop. Check it out. :)
So, I went back and made this one out of matching fabric:
The wallet fits inside perfectly. I'm very happy with how this one turned out. The colors are very "Maria". :)
Here is the inside:
I will show you the messenger bag some time in January when I am done with it.
DONE!! (with Maria, that is)
PS I used this tutorial to make the clutches: http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/03/scrappy-clutch.html