Made a clutch for my best friend since childhood, Michele, who was celebrating another trip around the sun!
Here is a secret- I love old lady lace. It makes me feel fancy. My aunt gave me a bunch when she cleaned out her mom's sewing supplies when her mom moved into a nursing home recently. Swoon! So decadent. So I decided to cut into a bit here, pair it with some linen, for this simple, soft look.
In this photo, you can also see how I am rocking a pasta necklace, another must have accessory, courtesy of my kids :-)
Inside, I brightened it up with a couple prints I grabbed some time ago from the local quilt store. I love how the floral print is a bit "antique" but the colors are so vibrant! I used one print for the lining and a coordinating one to do a little double pocket, just right for stashing a credit card, license, and some cash.
This frame has loops and can be used with a detachable chain to wear over the arm, if preferred.
While I was at it, I made another ballerina bag for her youngest daughter, Serah, who wanted one just like her big sister's as she will be starting dance class in the fall :-)
The two girls just had a joint birthday party, and let me tell you, it was one heck of a bash! It was ice cream themed, complete with an outdoor parlor, and the weather was perfect...just check out a few of these photos :-)