Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spring Lusciousness

Spring Lusciousness

Spring and the month of May.....


Clematis close up

Japanese Maple

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley plus a guest.  See some pale purple ones, too?

Mint -  I love to make mint iced tea,  and just smell the mint!

 is bringing out  more than new growth and  blossoms around here...

Michelle Patterns    The Secret Pocket Envelope Clutch
.....I may be acquiring a new addiction to pearl snaps!  

I saw this adorable pattern on Michelle Patterns  website,  and had to buy it! 

The Secret Pocket Envelope Clutch    by Michelle Patterns

 It is pure instant gratification.... I got it in  a pdf file as soon as I paid for it!
  And, (plug your ears now)   excuse me while I squeal out in glee, 
 (you can unplug them now)   .... it comes in FIVE, yes 5 , different sizes!!
The medium sized clutch

I made the medium sized clutch, which is big enough for my keys, cell phone and a mini card wallet. Just what I want for short errands.

Loaded for a small shopping mission

Did anyone happen to notice that the fabric matches my pouch set?

The pouch set      blogged here

I love adding the pearl snap!  I'll blog  about installing pearlized snaps soon.

If you join in and make  one,   you can link your blog and picture up at Quilt It Out blog.  Susanne is having a Secret Pocket Envelope Clutch Sew Along,  with a giveaway .  I am a devoted follower to her blog and love what she creates!

Is it just me... or does anyone else think those rain drops on the leaves  look  a little like pearl snaps?!
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms, Mums , and special sisters , aunts and friends .... those who love and nurture .    

And thank you, Mom, for helping me figure out how to thread and use my sewing machine about 4 years ago!  I love you!   xo
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Beautiful post! I love the lilies of the valley best, and they look so sweet with your pretty clutches. Great new pattern, too!

  2. I did hear a rumour that May is here now..:)

  3. you have come a long way as a sewer, guilter and designer . happy mothers' day love you...Mother

    (I'm signed in under Amy's account!)

  4. A pouch with that many sizes must be a winner and so cute too! Thanks for the inspiration and happy Mother's Day to you also!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  5. Beautiful little pouch!! I think I need to check out that pattern too. It's funny - pearl snaps were very popular back in the 70's - I remember putting them on a shirt I made for my boyfriend (who's now my husband!)

    1. Everything comes into fashion... and then out.... and then, in again!


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