Boredom Clutch

I’ve been working on Christmas presents (with pictures to come soon when I finish all the projects!) and I started getting bored and impatient with the projects. I took on 2 blankets simultaneously, which is never a good idea! I started to get that feeling where I need to feel productive and finish something. So I decided I would work on a clutch that I knew I would finish in just a couple of hours. I made one in green earlier this year from the Crochet Boutique book my sister got me for Christmas last year. I absolutely love the button clutch and I bought yarn to make a blue one for me and a pink one for my sister. I made the pink one right away but the blue yarn has been sitting in my stash for a while now. I finally took it out to make another button clutch and I feel good again! I am ready to take on the blankets again in the hopes of finishing them within the next couple of weeks!
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Easy Clutch

After getting my Crochet Boutique book for Christmas, I couldn’t wait to get started on their projects. I still haven’t totally finished Christmas presents yet (though I’m SO CLOSE!!), but I just had to make this clutch. I was flying to see my sister the day I made it, and I decided to make it with the goal of finishing before takeoff. I usually like to crochet while flying or before I leave for the airport so I can get all my excited energy out and make something awesome. So this adorable clutch was what came from that day! I absolutely love it!! I achieved my goal of finishing before takeoff as my mom and I arrived way too early, so we ate dinner and I could finish before I even got to my gate. I found the buttons at Michael’s and I used two instead of the one button the pattern called for. I like the two buttons better as it stays closed better and nothing falls out when used. I already bought another color of the same yarn so hopefully I can find time for another one soon!!
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New and Improved Purse

I loved the bag that I made and posted about previously, but something just wasn’t right. The handle seemed too awkward. The pattern had a leather handle, but when I looked it up, it was about $40. Since I had already spent so much money on the yarn, I didn’t want to spend that much on the handle as well. I chose a handle from a set of 2, but it looked too weird so my mom suggested this type of handle. I thought the messenger style purse looked right for this bag, and after sewing it on last weekend, I am totally loving the bag. It feels much more comfortable and doesn’t look awkward anymore. The bright color adds to the pastels in the yarn, and I absolutely love it now!

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New Purse

I finally finished my other project I was working on with my first true love with yarn!!! I used Red Heart Unforgettable yarn named Candied. I was so excited to finish this purse, found in the September/October issue of Crochet Today! this year. I kinda stopped when my husband came home for his R&R, then I began student teaching, but I decided I had to finish this. I have to admit, I felt pretty guilty when I decided to finish this rather than begin my Christmas projects, knowing I won’t have much time when I start taking over the classroom full time… But, I am still so glad I could finish what I started. I don’t usually get project ADD, so I knew I would finish it relatively soon anyway, so I finally finished it last night. It’s my last summer project, and I love how the stripes turned out and everything. I would definitely recommend this gorgeous, amazing yarn!!!!!

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