The weather has been beautiful here in San Antonio. It's breezy, cool, sunny, and pleasant. The tulips that we planted in late winter are just starting to peek through, while some of the other flowers are starting to bloom!
We are hopeful for our strawberry plants, and sunflowers too! This is the first time that we have ever planted anything, so we have high expectations!
Sunday, our "SA Sew Addicted" meetup group got together for a fun and fabulous project that really turned out nicely. Using a tutorial from Sew4Home, we created our own versions of this adorable clutch, each with a unique touch of personality all it's own! Many of the "Sew Addicted" members are new/beginners to sewing, so while some of us didn't get to finish the clutch, those who were determined and focused got a lot closer to "finished" than the rest of us did! And let me add that I was NOT one of the focused ones. Incidentally, I had to start/finish mine the next morning all alone! :( Hahaha ;) But I had such a great time with these ladies, it is always a blast.
Talisa & Lisa's clutches
Talisa & Lisa were the closest to "finished" out of all of us! They only had to attach the lining & the bow! We so love how the clutches turned out!
Then there's my clutch, which thanks to my dilly-dallying, and socializing, I didn't get done till the next day! LOL But I'm excited at how it turned out! Although I avoid sewing by hand as much as possible, I always do a project as the instructions explain it the first time around. I like to see if I learn something new, or learn an easier or different way to do things. So now that I've tried it "their" way, next time I will definitely do some things differently. But it was still super easy to do, and some of the members of "SA Sew Addicted" now know how to attach a zipper, and how to attach/use fusible interfacing, and batting! Yay!!
And in the spirit of spring, flowers, and crafting, we've joined the Ribbon Carousel blog for their "Spring is in the air" challenge, where ONE lucky participant will win a ribbon carousel of their very own! It's very easy to enter, and definitely worth the prize! So make sure to head on over to the ribbon carousel blog for the deets! ;)
Good luck! And remember to have fun with it!
Thanks for visiting,
Valerie, hiding out! ;)