October 12, 2007

Clutching-on for dear life

A clutch of clutches
Originally uploaded by Me, Elise
Three weeks and counting down to our public debut. Did we mention that we will have a Funky and Delightful table at a craft fair in Marlborough on Nov 3? And that we have been sewing like madwomen to build up our inventory? True and truer. Tory has been working on bibs, keychains and totes for both adults and kids using some of our favorite fabrics. I'm sure she'll share some pictures soon. Inspired by Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing book, I have been churning out children's play smocks and a collection of clutch-style evening bags. I'm so pleased to finally find homes for some of the vintage buttons that I have been collecting. I find I have to live with fabric and notions for awhile before I figure out who goes with who. Get to know them, find out their likes and dislikes before I make the perfect pairing. I've made more than a few May-December matches, usually a distinguished older button and a flirty new fabric, but a few have gone the other way. So far all remain blissfully attached to their partners and that's all we crafty matchmakers can really hope for, isn't it?

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