Little did my mom know, that when she declared the Christmas of 1971 as a “Handmade Holiday”, she changed my life forever. The notion that my family took the time to create gifts for each other has had a lasting impact for me. I can still remember feeling so honored and loved that even my dad, who was Mr. Busy and Mr. Uncrafty, spent time putting together presents he thought we would enjoy. The huge mosaic he made from our shag carpet remnants, hung on the wall above the piano for years. The fabric covered hanging lamp he made for me, hung above my bed until I went to college. It was this Christmas that began my own “Handmade Journey”. I became a quilt makin’, pot throwin’, furniture restorin’, clothes sewin’, scrapbookin’ fool. You name it, I was trying to make it.
Needless to say, I’m still on my “Handmade Journey”. It has become such a part of who I am today. All seems right with the world when I’m able to design, create and share my sewing adventures with you.
You can upcycle an old thrift store blanket into this beautiful clutch in under an hour. This project is a perfect DIY holiday gift that is both affordable and practical. Your friends and family will appreciate the fact that you spent the time to make them a unique, earth-friendly gift this season. Even beginning sewists will be able to create this fun clutch.
You were so kind and left so many comments over at eHow on my last two projects, so I’d like to give this clutch away, too. All you have to do to be entered to win, is head on over to this clutch tutorial, scroll through the slide show and leave a comment. I will choose one lucky winner on Saturday, November 30.
Thank you, once again, for being so supportive!!
PS. The winner of the crochet shrug will be announced tomorrow.