In Stitches: March

March 5th

Dear Finny,
I was thinking we’d rock the Amy Butler clutch for the March assignment. What do you think?


With or without the cute flower pin, I like this bag. Plus, it will totally work when I am on my way to work, but don’t want to haul my Timbukt2 bag into the bagel shop. Voila! I little clutch hidden within the work bag that I can easily grab to pay for my morning carb/coffee addiction. Yes, that would be a bag within a bag. Yes, I do have an obvious handbag addiction too.

March In Stitches Project

Theme: make it your own. Perhaps you don’t like to carry your pocketbook. You want a bag. Add a strap! Change up this pattern to meet your needs and add a little spring to your step with a sweet new bag for the warming weather. (Or for you southern hemisphere folks, the cooling weather.)
I’m thinking pink. I’m in a very pink mood. What is that all about?
Glad to hear your hooves are feeling better Finny. Soon enough we’ll be running together on vacay. Woo hoo!


P.S. Do you think we should explain the Finny/Donk nicknames at some point?

P.P.S. We’ve got to pick our random winner for February and mail her some goodies. Don’t forget to drop your project photos in the Flickr pool. Did you see how many awesome projects have been submitted? WOW!

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11 Responses

  1. Fun, Fun! A purse is a great idea… wish I had the book in front of me right now so I could start planning.

  2. I’m looking forward to this new challenge. It’s a great idea! One can never have too many bags.

  3. Yikes, are my skills up to this challenge? I hope I can do this lovely clutch justice. Kelli, have you been talking to my daughter? Last week my 21 year old daughter asked if I could make her a clutch, I was thinking of something much simpler. As usual Kelli you are pushing me toward improving my sewing skills. Thanks, I think.
    I’m sure glad Amy doesn’t have a pattern for shoes in her book, if she did I’m sure they would be the next project.

  4. I have a purse fetish I must admit, I’m going to have to make that…ciao

  5. I can’t believe I’ve missed January AND February!!!! I think I need to get with it and join you all.

  6. OK, Miss, I’m going to give this bag a shot, but doesn’t it look like the modern-day version of the gangster violin case? Tools of the lovely assassin….

    And yes, please do explain the nicknames because I wonder about it every time y’all use them. Come on – spill it! šŸ˜‰

  7. Another winning project! (and would you look at the way the the flowers are all lined up on the clasp? wow!)

    And yes, yes, yes! Explain the nicknames, please!

  8. I’m in! I’ve been staring at this clutch in the book since I got it. I’ve even read the directions a couple times. I hope I can do it!

  9. i love that little purse- the fabric is to die for! Looking forward to seeing your interpretation.