Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Experimentation - Flowers

My multiple trips to NYC this winter/spring had me longing to see some blooming Spring Flowers.  Here in Florida, my perennials have been blooming year round, but they are hardy for Florida's heat so they are not as pretty or as dainty as the flowers up North.  Sigh...

Since flowers and spring have been on my mind, I decided it was time to start making some Spring clutches with blooming flowers and stock the Store

I searched the web for flower tutorials and found a several few patterns and decided that I would use a combination of two together....

I decided to use the technique of heating fabric for that curling effect, therefore I chose Crepe and Organza fabric for the flower.  Using a fabric from Amy Butler,  Lotus Star Paisley in Sand which has lovely spring colors in blue, purple, green, purple and beige.
Springtime Clutch

The result is a Springtime Clutch accented with layers of crepe and organza fabric sewn into a delicate freestyle sculptural flower.   I lined the interior with a durable eco-friendly un-dyed 10oz canvas and finished  it with a magnetic snap to keep all your valuables safe.

My Springtime Clutch is approximately 10.5" wide, 5.5" tall and large enough to carry all your most needed essentials. 

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