Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bend the Rules Sewing

Meg of Make It Snappy figured out my mystery Halloween costume of yesterday—the costume theme is “blackmail.” I’m so thankful someone understood it—thank you, Meg!

Blog Problem Update

I appreciate your helpful comments about my blog stealing issue. So far I’ve discovered the miscreant hacked into my account so I have changed my password—something I recommend everyone do right away, especially if you’ve not changed yours recently.

Sunny Kristi of Sunnypond Home provided an excellent link to actions to take.

Bend the Rules Sewing Projects

These little clutch bags worked up quickly using the instructions in Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules Sewing.

Fat quarters were used for the exterior and lining, flannel from my stash for the interfacing, and I made a contrasting covered button for each clutch.

I photographed this bag using my knitting project as the background—a hand towel from Mason-Dixon Knitting.

This clutch is just right for Halloween.

The bags are really soft because of the flannel interfacing so I’m going to use them for my iPod.


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Yikes, June, I went to bed early last night with a migraine and didn't see you evening post!! Hope there are no additional bad consequences!!

The bag is so very cute :-)

Yummers! said...

The bags are adorable and what a good use for all the fat quarters stacked up like a beanstalk. I like the idea of the flannel for softness. I can envision it a bit bigger for pantyhose when traveling, or... it's uses are unlimited. Thanks for sharing yours. I own the book, but I haven't opened it yet. Maybe this afternoon with a cup of tea.

I LOVE the white pumpkin with the black witch... that is wonderful!!

How did I function without you and your blog? You inspire me daily!
xo Joni

Storybook Woods said...

Your clutchs are adorable. Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

Love the little orange bag especially! Everything is looking so nice and Halloweenie over here lately! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Love these bags, will have to have a go myself.
Sorry to hear about your blogging mishap, Why are there people like this in the world.
I haven't had time to concentrate on blogs at the moment.
Love the idea of "Blackmail" theme.

African Kelli said...

My goodness Junie! Your clutches came out so, so cute. Nice!

Carol said...
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Carol said...

Oh my, I have gone from here too long once again, although things tend to move fast on this blog!
Blog theives? How dare they, rotten buggers...let me at 'em.

I love the bags, very cute as was the costume.

I make a similar vegetable soup that I refer most lovingly to as garbage soup. If I only have one stalk of celery or half a carrot, 3 mushrooms, etc. while cooking during the week, I save them in the veggie bin until Saturday instead of sending them to the garbage and they get added to a yummy pot of Garbage Soup. After typing this I realize I should name it something else :)
Anyway, it's always a treat to stop by and visit, I wish you were my neighbor!

iSew said...

Cute! I love the Halloween clutch. I've got that book and have yet to use it, I'm supposed to be reviewing it too. I'm so behind. ha! Mason Dixon knitting is a great book too!

Lynn said...

Those are so cute! That is on my list to sew, and that mason dixon washcloth is on my list to knit!

de vliegende koe said...

I love the little bags (orange is one of my favourite colours) and I happen to have Amy Karol’s book... and a lot of fat quarters! Thanks for sharing!

Gumbo Lily said...

I like your little Halloween-er display with the cute, cute clutch! I hung a piece of black spider web lace on my picture window in the dining room......and then I thought of you!
It looks quite eerie and yet pretty.


shannon said...

Your clutches are too cute. Love those fabrics!

Deb said...

I really love your clutches and the fabrics you chose! I can't wait to try one of these.


Floaty Toes said...

I love your clutch! I have been making the Charming Handbag from the same book for Christmas presents, but you have inspired me to do the clutch too!