Today is my lovely friend Sarah’s birthday.
I have always thought that birthdays so close to Christmas are deeply unfair. Mine is in early Feb and even this seems too close. People are penniless and partied-out from Christmas; the weather is terrible etc etc. My brother is an August baby and I was always deeply jealous of his sunny park-based parties.
HOWEVER , this year Sarah’s early birthday means she has the honour of being my first project recipient – a snazzy little leatherette makeup/clutch bag.
I got the fabric for a snip at Bovoriks Fabrics on Berwick Street. Their shop is a lot less beautiful than the chichi Cloth House opposite and up the road, but the proprietors have a certain Del Boy charm of their own and, let’s face it, they’re a darn site cheaper!
I chose yellow leatherette for the outside and a deep satiny blue for the lining.
I finished it off with a blue zipper and one of the labels I ordered yonks ago, for a craft project long-forgotten (see original post on what a terrible crafter I am/was).
The whole thing, start-finish took only an evening and I’m rather pleased with the result. The bow and contrast lining make it such a happy little bag. I’ve got enough left over to make another too, so maybe I’ll do one for me!
I popped a box of pink truffles inside and wrapped it up and it went down very well. Some of the other girls even put in orders for similar ones. Hurray!!