Anyway, current projects are:
- Finishing the dining room decoration
- Converting my sewing room/our spare room into the nursery
- Making cute baby stuff for Bean
- the latest batch of bags I’m working on for the madebyloulabelle shop
I’ve got a big cupboard full of fabric, trims and other bits and pieces, so thought I’d go through the whole stash and make a batch of Esther clutches:
I really love the clean, curvy shape of this clutch and think it looks really cute tucked under an arm – this time though I’m adding to the design with a detachable chain strap and then they can be worn ‘hands-free’ as well.
Looking at the pile of fabrics I ended up with, there are 2 definite themes emerging – day-time kitsch with cute cotton prints and a slightly more summery feel (it is still August after all)....
and evening opulence with upholstery weight brocades and satins and a more autumnal feel...
I can’t wait till they’re all made up and I'll have a big old stack of them to feel proud of. These ones will fasten with a simple magnetic snap, but I think I might try out a brief-case style tongue clasp on the next batch.