Getting some momentum…

My enthusiasm for blogging is creeping back as my sewing is getting more fun again. No surprises there I guess! The only problem is that I haven’t got much new to show you because my clippy-purse making is continuing…  Great for watching sport by… But I shall cast caution to the winds and be a blog bore…. at least until Friday when I promise to change the subject from Tana Lawn and clippy purses…

I had some of this beautiful Wiltshire Berry (it is right up there in my top Liberty Tana Lawn prints) lying around and it somehow found its way next to some bright red linen/cotton mix. I just thought ‘ker-pow!’ (the boys have been watching Batman…!) because they looked so vibrant together. I had one purse frame left (for now, <evil laugh>hahahaha</evil laugh.), so it all seemed very obvious really:

Clippy purse with lovely red Liberty Wiltshire Berry

Finding a lining fabric to work with these two brights was a little bit tricky. I had an extensive delve into the stash box, and came up with this discreet grey stripe:

Wiltshire Berry Clippy, inside

Here it is again:

Wiltshire Berry Clippy Purse

Dead pleased with this one. For everyone who has asked, I’ve mentioned them before, but the pattern I use is by L & Y Patterns on Etsy – it’s absolutely excellent, and the clippy frame (a 10.5cm size) comes from 3DPatternPaper (in China but the delivery was quick and it works out a lot cheaper even with the postage).

I’m off to London tomorrow, not for the Olympics sadly, but for a long-planned trip to meet friends at the Great British Beer Festival. Hurrah! Back Friday with a change of subject, I promise, and in the mean time I’m getting back to the hockey – come on Team GB!

17 Comments

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17 responses to “Getting some momentum…

  1. Ha just catching up! You can carry on showing off purses – in fact post them on the purse swap pool as I’m sure I’m not the only one wanting to see them! I love this one Ali – so much so I’ve bought this pattern!

  2. M

    Wow that’s sooo fabulous!:)

  3. Hello! :) The purse is lovely, thanks for sharing where you got the pattern and the clip from. I bet you are having a nice time in London :)

  4. Tara Blackwell

    LOVE your purse Ali! Have a great day at the beer fest too! Think it’s gonna be a hot one in town today! Njoi! xx :D xx :D

  5. Reblogged this on Ola Niña and commented:
    It has been a long time since my sewing machine had any action. It’s time to get back into my love affair with sewing and this project is not only inspiring but I always need a new change purse (I always lose them)!

  6. Thank you for all the great info and your purse is so very delicious! Enjoy your trip to the beer festival. :)

  7. Very pretty :) Now don’t get too pished ;)

  8. petej

    Hurrah for GBBF!

  9. Deborah Garretty

    What a beautiful purse. I am inspired to order the pattern and clasps to have a go myself. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Really nice, so glad your enthusiasm is returning :)

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