I've been making clutch purses more and more over the last few weeks. I wasn't always sure about making things at that size, but after I sold the ones I had made at Rose Street I realised I should keep making them. The thing I like about them is working out different ways of dealing with the fabric. My favourite thing is pleating the fabric to create a design and adding pretty trims and buttons to the mix. This is one I made today from three different denims and I think it is one of my favourites. I pleated the creamy beige denim and stitched peices of the faded red together then added the dark blue to the top. The lining is a floral fabric that I think was stolen from Mum's stash from the early 80s.
I had a great day at Rose Street on Saturday as it nice to have some warmer weather so you don't have to dress up in survival mode with thermals and I ended up pulling out an old pair of docs from 10 years ago as they were my only good winter shoes. I felt like it was 1993 and I had just got into Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins when I was wearing them. I was next to Mikey and Hollie from Hokey again and we had lots of fun playing cards and talking about television shows like The Office, 30 Rock and Lost. Although I think I scared Hollie with my talk of Star Trek. I also got to see Pip from Mikes and will be seeing them again tonight at Brown Owls.