Monday, September 30, 2013

Little Bow Pleat Purse Pattern

Get it? Little Bow Pleat. Little Bow Peep.

I can't take credit for the cute title. Samantha came up with the cute name for her newest cute purse pattern.

And what a cutie it is!

Her newest pattern is a clutch that matches her Bow Pleat purse. I was lucky enough to test her pattern for her and this won't be the only one I make. Her instructions are easy to follow and you can whip up one of these beauties with scraps of fabric in one afternoon. 

This is the original purse pattern and wouldn't it be fun to make a matching set?

Guess what?

You can! Samantha is offering a 2 pattern package at a special price in her shop,

If you already purchased The Bow Pleat Bag and want to purchase the clutch, she will also give you a discount at checkout for the pattern.

Hurry on over to Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H and grab your patterns and let's get working on Christmas presents together!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Pleather & Burlap Mickey Mouse Clutch

Who doesn't love Mickey and who doesn't love little clutch purses?

So why not a Mickey Mouse Clutch?!

We went to Florida a week ago with Brandon & Christina and a couple of days before we left, I was at Joann's and...

found this fabulous Mickey burlap that was screaming my name.

I wasn't sure how this was going to work out, but I bought black pleather and decided to try to attempt to sew with both.

The finished clutch is 9 x 6".
 I cut the pleather pieces (2) 4 x 7" and the burlap (2) 7 x 7" and sewed them together.

Cut (2) lining pieces 10 x 7" and iron medium interfacing to all 4 pieces.

Take one front piece and one lining piece and sandwich one side of your zipper between the two.

I always use a longer zipper than I really need because then you don't have to try to sew around the zipper pull.

Sew down the edge of the zipper and do the same thing with the other front and lining.

Make sure you pull your zipper pull up and then iron and top stitch along the edge.
Cut the excess zipper off.

Because I wanted the option of handles, I sewed a 2 1/2" canvas ribbon (folded in half) to both sides, facing in.

Match front sides and lining together and sew around the outside, leaving an opening in the lining section for turning.

(I added a pocket to the inside, that's the stitching you see there on the lining piece.)

Turn through your opening and then stitch the opening shut.

Push the lining into the purse and press.

Now you can carry it just like this or...

add a handle.

I used one of the key fobs that I made Here.

Or you can add a shoulder strap. 
I found that one at Joann's.

There it is in all it's glory with the beautiful Christina and Brandon and palm trees!

Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's a Party!

Welcome to the party!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

There were so many great ideas and inspiration last week and I can't wait to see what all you've come up with this week.

Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!

Wow! While I was in Florida last week, you all had one awesome party!

Thank you to everyone who linked up and here are your top 5 hits from last week.

Mini Triangular Boxes

Mummy Jars

Industrial Pumpkins

Bottle Crate Tie Organizer

The Numbered Cabinet

If you were featured, be sure to grab a button from the sidebar if you would like.

See you back here later this afternoon for this week's party.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I'm baaaack!

It's true. I've been MIA for the last week.

Not really missing, just not here.

Where have I been, you ask?

We've been in Orlando, Florida at the World Men's Softball Tournament and what a ride it was!!

We left last week to watch Brandon and his softball team compete and they were awesome! They didn't win it all (they went 4 and 2), but played their hearts out and Greg and I couldn't have had any more fun and or been so proud of that son of ours.

Now it's back to reality and time to get back to crafting, but first, one last look at a few shots from the games.
 (Thank you for indulging me!).

Thank you, Brandon and the boys of Syndicate for one fabulous week!

Now it's time to go from that beautiful sight to a suitcase full of dirty laundry.

Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY Pitching Mound

There are a couple of guys around here that seem to be giving me a little crafting competition.

Except Greg and Josh call it building, not crafting.
I call it crafting.

Josh was an awesome pitcher in Little League, High School, and College and now he's teaching Jace how to pitch. 

He wanted Jace to have a portable mound in their backyard, so he and Greg went to work on one last week.

Josh Googled and found a few and then the two of them started just winging it as they went.

Typical Father and Son, they don't need any stupid directions.

For that reason, I don't have any specific measurements, but I'm pretty sure it was 6' long.
Besides, I wasn't allowed to help. I'm lucky I got to take pictures!

I've got to tell you, I'm so darn proud of them!

And I'm proud of this little guy, Jace, who absolutely loves his new mound!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Burlap Ribbon Wreath

It's starting to cool off around here now and I'm really getting in the mood for Fall.

So it's time to start decorating.

Starting with a burlap wreath.

When I saw this burlap ribbon, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I used a wire wreath. I'm thinking it was 12".

It's really not hard to make a wreath like this. It's all loops.

Start with the top space in the wreath and take your ribbon and push it through, making a loop. Then move on and do the same thing with the other two spaces.

When you get to the bottom space...

twist the ribbon a little and come back through the top.

Keep doing this over and over around the whole wreath.

When you get to the end, secure with a little hot glue.

This is what the back looks like.

After you're finished wrapping, go back around and fluff out your loops.

I used wire ribbon and that helped to hold the loops in place.

Happy Fall!

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