Sorry for the lack of posts, these past few days have been really busy. My daughter had her 13th birthday and we celebrated with a 60's themed party. It was lots of fun but it's a little rattling that your youth is now an icon of the past, just doesn't seem that long ago. Her big present was an iPod mini in pink. She's really into music so she loved it :) She also has a dance performance coming up and my part as a parent helper was to help with sewing tutus. Tulle is not much fun to work with let me tell you. We've been getting a lot of rain, or more than we usually do, which helps allay the guilt I have for not working in the yard, and good for keeping me working on house stuff and projects that have been set aside.
I made this little clutch bag from an assortment of fabric that includes some vintage feedsack material. I want to make another one soon and write down how I did it or I'll forget. I keep a black spiral bound sewing journal where I write down tutorials for myself with reminders and tips to remember. I'll scan in some pictures some time.
I did the embroidery on this bag quite awhile ago so it was one of my projects that needed to be finished. I had originally planned to make it a zipper pouch but I love the combination of the blue ticking with the floral so I made it into a market tote instead. It's kind of long and narrow, about 9 1/2" wide and 12 1/2" tall. The straps are extra long too so it can be worn across the chest. It's fairly stiff, I used fusible fleece for the facing and strap, which make it cushy and comfortable.
Here's a close-up view.
The inside has a muslin lining and a large inner pocket that closes with a zipper. Muslin is such a nice fabric; I love the weight and color and the little flubs, I even like saying the name - muslin :)