Sunday, 24 January 2016

Pixie Snippets Playground week 213

My offering for the playground challenge this week uses some snippets of fabric rather than card so I hope I won't be sent to stand in the corner!!  I wanted to try out one of the patterns on Debbie Shore's CD 'Pretty Little Purses' so I dug out some snippets of fabric - actually some left overs of a curtain for the outer layer and snippets from a toning flat cotton sheet for lining and to trim the bow. Both of these were lucky charity shop finds from which I've already stitched quite a few projects.  I'm sure you can imagine that I still have some left as it is amazing just how many bags, pouches etc can be made from this type of fabric find.  This little clutch purse has a clever bow across the front which acts as a fastening for the flap to just tuck in so no zips or magnetic clasps involved.  Strips of patterned fabric with narrower strips of lining were stitched so that when pressed the pattern fabric forms a narrow border on the edges - very nifty.

Clever Di has made a pretty 'inchie' style  card to inspire us this week using some of her snippets and as usual there are some great picks chosen from last week's entries to see if you follow the link to take a look and maybe even enter something yourself - as usual a great prize on offer.


  1. It's so very pretty Val. How nice to see snippet fabrics in the Playground. Well done on your bargain buys. Barbxx

  2. Such a pretty clutch purse Val love all the pastel colours and that gorgeous bow..


  3. Oh that looks pretty . . . and a very useful snippet make too.

    It's Hooch o'clock at the Tree House later! No need for a purse though.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Lovely purse Val, such pretty material and a novel way of closing it!
    Val x

  5. Hi Val - wow, such a pretty clutch purse, I love it! And of course fabrics are more than welcome in the Playground - oddly enough I was only thinking on Saturday that it's ages since we had fabrics or wool - were you tuned into my thought waveband then? :) And, as you say, curtain fabrics in charity shops are often such a great find if you think outside the box, just as you have! And I do love the fresh colours and pattern too.


    Di xx

  6. What a lovely clutch bag Val - gorgeous colours and that bow is so pretty......and useful as well.

    Karen x

  7. I love the gorgeous colour of this wonderful little bag/purse Val.

    Sue xx