Monday, September 08, 2008

Clutchie





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.

7 comments:

truth.be.told said...

i love those clutches! hopefully i get to rose street soon to grab one

Emma said...

That clutch is so gorgeous! I really love the pleat and the colours of the denims you've used are just perfect!

Kerry said...

Oooh! Have fun at Brown Owls tonight! I was there at the last two meetings and was really disappointed to have missed out on getting a booking for tonight's! Fabric printing must be popular at the moment amongst us Melbourne crafty folk...hmmm... Have you read Lotta Jansdotter's book 'Lotta Prints'? That was such inspiration for me... made me want to go carve out potatoes and use them as stamps!

Lovely clutch by the way!

Kitty said...

oh how wonderful it is anna! i do like the pleats and the colours.
lovely to see you at the craft as a career talk, i'm at rose st this sat so i might see you there. have a great week

Kara said...

The pleating is lovely - such a nice touch. Hope you are well. x

Bridget Farmer said...

i loved the pleats on the one I saw at rose street, looking forward to seeing the rest this saturday!

Anonymous said...

please tell me where you got that gorgeous coloured and creamy denim????

Marijke
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