There were joint-birthday celebrations for me and Friend Sarah this weekend. Having previously regaled her with everything in my sewing arsenal (a makeup bag, a smaller makeup bag, a phone cozy, a Kindle cover, a shirt, a glasses case) I was flummoxed with what to make her. And then I remembered: about six months ago she looked at a leather clutch in a shop for at least fifteen seconds. She probably wanted one. A plan was hatched.
Looking through my Pinterest boards, I was immediately drawn to this scalloped leather clutch by Me Sew Crazy. But with entirely different dimensions, the addition of a zipper and lining, snazzy contrast stitching and precisely zero hand sewing. And by snazzy, I mean questionable.
Because Sarah is very special, she was allowed to have some of my precious Liberty leather. Because she is also very gracious and tactful, she said she would use it for a wedding this weekend. I will have to follow her secretly to find out.
In other birthday girl news, after only 32 months of pining, my in-laws made my life complete.
Stunning, flawless, flattering.