My crafty friend loved the clutch, so I was delighted to get her feedback. In between spells of intensive decluttering I went on to try another semi-circular clutch in one of my favourite tweeds - this mustard yellow one which is quite heavy-weight and a little tricky to handle but I love the colour so much, I couldn't resist trying it out. Here's the result:
Lastly I decided to have a go at making a little coin purse, which is the reason I made the semi-circular clutches in the first place, I just didn't have short enough zips at the time so decided to make semi-circular clutches in the meantime! One of these funny creative things, you try one thing as an experiment and it turns out to become a new design in its own right - artistic accidents or whatever you call them! Here's the little coin purse:
This may seem like a lot of work from the person who was going to start off slowly this year, but I've been so inspired by making them they were just a joy to do! They provided a pleasant escape from all that sorting, clearing and 'gutting out' I've been doing. I've had to squeeze my crafting space into a little corner (it had gone a bit mad over the last few months) - I couldn't see where my crafting area stopped and my domestic space began!!!! Sometimes it's not a bad thing having a small space - necessity is the mother of invention, and all that, and it turns out that these little clutches/purses, are the perfect thing for me to make right now in my limited space.
P.S. I've added the last clutch and purse to my Etsy shop :)