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Here’s what you’ll need to make this Version:

All the fabric/interfacing/notions requirements for the Original Clutch – along with:
1/4″ yard of three fabrics for ruffles – if you want three different shades of ruffles.
Decorative button or pin

Follow the instructions for the original clutch to make the base section of your clutch.

Before you iron on the heavy duty stabilizer onto your front piece, you are going to create all your ruffles.

Cut from each fabric 2 – 5″ x 16″ pieces. Fold each piece in half – long ways – and sew a gathering stitch down the raw edges.

Mark the center of your front piece. I folded mine in half and used my finger to press a crease into the fabric.
Place the raw edges of your lightest color ruffle 1/4″ to the left of the center crease.
Sew in place with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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DIY BLOGGISTAS! | Chic + Pretty DIY Clutches for Your Bridesmaids + Free Template | by Danielle of DSMeeBee


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Happy afternoon, my love muffins!  Summer seems to have arrived slightly late, since it’s like, what – OCTOBER right now?  (WOW.  I need to put the petal to the metal on Halloween costumes for Bam.  We were thinking *bunny* but that wouldn’t require a costume…)  But you don’t hear me complaining, because it’s the perfect temperature right now for outdoor lovemaking, clothing optional.  I mean, if you were wondering what parameters I use to judge perfect weather.  It’s those.  Perfect weather is all about the choice to wear whatevs you want to wear.  And I could walk outside in longs and longs, or in my [STOP READING HERE IF YOU ARE MY FAMILY] French maid…

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366 Days of Pinterest

This is a super easy and really cute table accent. All you need is a few wine glasses, tea light candles, and chandelier lamp shades.

I think the best wine glasses to use are tall ones. The one in the back is actually a champagne flute. They work well too. You can see that the wineglass in front is one of my Chalkboard Wine Glasses. I’m still thoroughly enjoying those!

Once you have your wine glasses picked out, just plop a tea light candle inside and put the shade on top.

I think these will make a great addition to our patio table while we enjoy some wine on a nice summer evening!

Everyday Celebrating

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Welcome to Tuesday Tutorials – where I find awesome easy tutorials for you – now go get crafty 😉

This crafty tutorial comes from: ASpoonfulofSugar

How to Make a Pencil Case

With the new school year nearly upon us in Australia, I am making up a few easy zipperedpatchwork pencil cases. This is a great scrap buster project. The little zippered pouches can be used for all manner of things. Mine was sized to fit approx 6 pens; or a small pack of tissues; or a small notebook and pen; or a few cosmetics.


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“Create her ~ grater”


A few weeks ago I made a jewellery organiser.  While browsing the internet I also saw this very cool one:

Naturally I decided to try it out myself:

Material needed:


Spray paint



Hot-glue gun

  • Find an old grater and clean it up:
  • Grab some spray-paint in the colour you prefer
  • Evenly spray it in a well-ventilated area.
  • Use brass hooks and glue them in each corner of the grater

Take some wooden beads and slip them over the hook to make little legs.  And voila!  Just hang your earrings and there you go!

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Dawn Lopez Photography

I spent a little time on Pinterest yesterday and decided I was going to stop pinning and get to work making some of things I’ve seen and loved. First on the list was the gorgeous metallic lace crowns I adore! I’m very pleased at how they turned out! I especially love the top one because it was made from a vintage doily collar and looks like sunshine! So it’s one of a kind and I can’t wait to capture some sun flare streaming thru it! Next on the Pinterest inspired list: a canvas & lace canopy for my new newborn shabby bed that my brother made for me. (p.s I have the best brother ever!)


Here is the Pin that started it all for me! Come join me on Pinterest, but beware! It’s addicting!

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For funsies

I found a box of random shells and coral pieces at an estate sale, and they instantly screamed at me to make jewelry from them.  So I obliged!  This is the first piece from the ‘shell box’ series I’ll put up on my Etsy shop in the upcoming weeks.  What you see is a 2.5 x 2.5 inch piece of pink fan coral, wrapped with gold tone wire on a gold-plated chain and featuring a pink opal bead.  The necklace also features a mini pendant at the clasp, with the LBB stamp and a single pink swarovski crystal.  This particular piece is meant for my very good photographer friend, Isabel Furie, from Furie Photography.  She volunteered to beta-test for me, and hopefully get some more word out on my shop🙂 .

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