07 May 2010

Noodlehead Gathered Clutches for my Grandmothers

Have you enjoyed Dana and Disney's Celebrate Mom?  I have found some great ideas to use in the future.  One that I HAD to try now, (Mother's Day is Sunday after all!), was Anna at Noodlehead's Gathered Clutch.  Anna is the Queen of zipper projects.  She has some beautiful ideas, and writes great tutorials.  I'm sure you probably knew that, but there's my 2 cents.  :)  I needed to make four gifts.  Two for my grandmothers, and two as thank you gifts. 

I cut out four clutches late Wednesday.  Luckily, I had everything I needed on hand...including the YKK zippers I'd picked up out of the bargain bin for 50 cents each.  I just matched fabric in my stash to the zippers I had. I am not fond of zippers, and had to pick out the first one I made a couple times, but once I got the hang of it, these went so quickly.  Total time for putting four together, including the learning curve, two hours.  This is a quick, beautiful project, with pretty results.  If you are still looking for a classy last minute project, go for it!  Now I know what to  make for my kids' teachers at the end of the school year.  Thank you again, Anna.  :)
Just as a post script, does anyone know why a camera sees white so differently?  Each of these photos was taken on the same background...but the white in each is different!  Someday I need to take a photography class.

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Amanda said...

So cute! I love the bright fabric!

jess said...

love the fabrics! I know what you mean about the white backgrounds photographing differently...so frustrating. I have no clue how to fix it either. lol

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

stephanie said...

These are so sweet!

Laura said...

These are so pretty! I really love the second one. Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

They turned out great, I'm sure your grannies will love them!

Wendy said...

Those are so cute!

Jessica Hills said...

I love these! I would love to feature this for Favorite Things Friday this week! Come stop by my blog if you would like a featured button!

Stephanie Lynn said...

These are adorable - You have done a fabulous job! What a great gift - I am sure they were super pleased! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

SewSweetStitches said...

Aww what a great gift idea, so cute! I really need practice with zippers, I'll do just about anything to avoid putting in a zipper!

Katie said...

WOW, those are super cute!!

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