Friday, March 15, 2013

luck of the irish!

when i got home last night there was a package in the mail for me! all the way from Ireland! yay! so exciting! i was the lucky winner of one of Sew Grateful Week giveaways from Cuada Design =) check out her shop here, where she sells handmade bags and accessories, and take a look at the amazing things she's working on at her blog here!

i received this very cool book "Bags with Style" that has some amazing designs and includes patterns! i only own one other book on sewing, so this is adding to the start of my collection. (all of the rest of the dozens of books i've read were from the local library.) a book stash, woohoo!

and then she also sent me a pdf copy of her Clutch Sewing Pattern! very cute! you can get a copy yourself on craftsy here. and she also surprised me by including the most adorable black and white bird print fabric to use and the notions needed! i'm thinking about using a contrasting bias tape, how bout a teal blue? and remember my chart from yesterday… black and white, plus teal blue… spot on!

i'll post photos when i make it! i've made two clutch purses before, but they were gifts to friends. so this one's allllll mine (insert evil cackle)! =) first i still need to hem that dress. everything is done but the hem. this month has just been super packed, but next month is looking wide open for some dates with my sewing machine

hope you all have a happy St. Patrick's day! especially Cuada Design! because she's actually from Ireland, and she's super sweet for sending me these treats! (and hey i'm part irish, imagine that!)


  1. Congrats! That is such a great giveaway, but no playing with the new toys until you finish that dress ;)

    Have a great St. Patrick's Day!!

  2. Congrats! How fun! I like that bird print a lot. I can't wait to see it :)

  3. How fun! This will be such a cute bag!

  4. that bird print is so cute!

    1. thanks! i think it will be an adorable clutch, yay!

  5. Delighted it got to you ok - The Patrick's Day timing was a definite accident!! We had a lovely dry & sunny Patricks Day this year thankfully :)


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