on the board


I’m not sure what the problem was, but I was in a funk on Sunday. The previous day I had some trouble with the lunch sacks that I’ve been working on, and it landed me in a grumpy, un-creative mood all day. I tried so hard to pull myself out of it, but things were just not meant to be. I needed a little break.

fold over clutch

I finally managed to pull it together late in the day and I put this little fold over clutch together–not perfect, but a decent first try. I bought the pattern from Keyka Lou and although I think it’s a well written pattern, I’m just not sold on the usefulness of it. Do people really carry clutches? I’m not sure if I could classify myself as a clutch-carrier. I thought they’d look really cute all patchworked-out, but I’m not sure if it’s worth my time to make more. I’m just feeling lukewarm about it.


So although I’m not feeling so grumpy, I feel like my inspiration is still dwindling. I know the deadlines for spring shows are just around the corner and I’m trying to get a jump on having things made.

Is it the cold weather that’s making me feel so sluggish? I’m wishing for spring warmth to sneak in and melt my frozen bones.

6 Thoughts on “try, try again

  1. I am not a clutch carrier either. I could see fold over clutch being used as a cosmetic bag or travel bag to hold smaller items in a larger case.

  2. I’m not one for clutches, but put a strap on it, call it a wristlet and I’m good to go.

  3. I’m not sure about clutches either but I love the button tree totes – darling!

  4. Not a clutch carrier. Gotta have a strap. I’m in a funk in the making stuff dept. too. But your button trees are inspiring me to get in the sewing room and make something.

  5. I’m sorry about your sluggish funk, but I love love love your little trees with button leaves! I’ve had a tree pattern waiting to be painted on my classroom wall since summer, using hearts in Feb, shamrocks in March, etc, but I hadn’t thought about buttons. Thank you!

  6. I love all of your creations, and your blog is so darling! :)

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