Friday, August 28, 2009

Button Swap.....

On Madeit we have a forum for members.
It's a little forum that I find very encouraging and enjoyable to apart of. Over the past month a handful of us have taken part in a 'Button Swap' We were to make two items using buttons and include a little 'stash' of buttons as well.

Well today my parcel arrived :)
From the lovely Caryn of Smooch Designs
I felt like a little child opening up a present at Christmas, I squealed!
and here is why!
I know.....I am spoilt!
I received this STUNNING Clutch (in my colours and everything!!!)
the Sweetest Button Bouquet (I've always wanted one of these!!!)
Two bags of fabby, fabby buttons (I have a plan in my head already for these!)
and the prettiest Paper Butterfly :)
I wanted to take a moment to show you my new clutch!

How Gorgeous is this fabric!

If I went out to a fabric shop and picked the fabric for a custom clutch then I would have chosen this fabric, I love the colours and the pattern (it looks so fabulously 1940's)
look at the back! it's really pretty too! & more matching fabric!
I wanted to show you the detail Caryn has gone too when constructing this beautiful piece.

It is lightly padded so it feels beautiful to touch, inside matching pocket & lining, also Caryn has taken time to sew little covers at each end of the zipper.... I also noticed when I put the strap over my wrist because it has the 'D ring' it allows the strap to bend and sit beautifully when my hand is threaded through the strap and my hand holds the top of the clutch....finally Everything is 'top stitched' :)

This is what I love about Handmade ~ attention to detail and made with love :)

Thank you so much Caryn
I feel completely spoilt ♥

ps.....I know I said I'd be back with a mixed media piece I've been working on but I'm still not's not that it's huge..But I need to find the time to finish it off ;)

have a delightful weekend everyone!


Tammy said...

Oh lucky you Gill, its i gorgeous and that bouquet looks just lovely!

RACHAEL said...

I love it. Lucky you :).

Rika said...

Wow, lucky you - it's gorgeous! :)

Melissa Goodsell said...

That's so sweet Gillian, the handmade purse is darling too.

Paisley and Brown Paper said...

Oooh, what wonderful goodies! You are a lucky thing aren't you?

Caryn said...

Aww shucks thanks so much for the kind words. Im tickled pink to hear that you love it and more importantly that you will use it.

Maryann said...

Gorgeous clutch Gillian,so well made!Isn't it great to feel like a child on Christmas morning when such goodies arrive in the post?
Ooh, the simple pleasures of life!!!

Narelle said...

What a gorgeous parcel you received Gillian, so colourful.

You can just tell that the clutch is so well made and with such beautiful fabrics too.


sandyxxx said...

I love the summary you put for your work. They describe your work very well. When I first

see your creation, it strikes me immediately is the colors. It is so strong and beautiful.

You have very good sense of colors and details and skills of sewing. Good work!
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