Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to Me!

Well, I did it. I went and bought my first.sewing.pattern.ever. Can you believe it? Here, I am, sewing away for my side biz, and I've never, ever actually followed a pattern. Until now.

I've been getting more and more acquainted with the amazing world of sewing blogs, and a few days ago I stumbled across Michelle Patterns. I couldn't help myself. I downloaded her pattern for a secret pocket envelope clutch, and I made myself a little Mother's Day present last night. It sewed up really quickly and the pattern was super easy to follow. I was inspired by the retro floral/polka dot combo in the pattern, so I went with something sort of similar- and I'm thrilled with it! Best part- this little clutch really does have a secret pocket, perfect for storing my kindle's power cord.

(Side note: My mom gave me a kindle for my birthday in March, and it's my new best friend).

Hmmm, I can feel a whole new world opening up to me. I've been lying awake at night thinking about all of the possible projects I can sew out of my ridiculously huge stash. Lookout: you may see me wearing one of those quilted vests in the future at this rate. Thank goodness I'm married to a very patient man.

This is my pretty new accessory.

And here's the inside (which I think is even lovelier than the exterior!)