Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crafty Traveler Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop on the Crafty Traveler Blog Hop. I am so glad Jennifer has invited me to be a part of this creative crew and I hope you will like what I have to share here today.
Traveling with handmade bags, quilts, zipper pouches and purses has become a bit of a status symbol for we crafty types. Just how many handmade things can we take along with us? {That is my husband's question} Since I started taking a quilt with me {when space allows} I find that I sleep much better. Carrying a bag or purse I have made just makes me happy. I have made and been gifted a lot of handmade bags and pouches. This photo just shows the ones that are not in use at the moment. 

While on vacation with Mr. Romance and as a Crafty Traveler I like having a clutch to take with me to dinner. My Date Night Clutch is the perfect size for bringing along the simple necessities of cash, ID, credit cards,  lipstick, tissues and my phone.





Those who are familiar with my 8"x3" Framed Clutch will recognize this bag, but it is new and improved. I have drafted a pattern for the insert {sold separately}, to allow places to keep credit cards, cash, and two pockets, one with a zipper. This allows you to carry everything you might need for an evening out, without needing to take a wallet, too. If you have not already purcased the 8"x3" Framed Clutch Pattern, The Date Night Clutch includes the pattern for the clutch and the insert.
A special thanks to my friend Jennifer @jjarchowa on Instagram for testing the new pattern for me.


I hope you will take a look at my patterns on Craftsy. Get inspired by visiting all the blogs on The Crafty Traveler Blog Hop and get busy sewing because there are some great prizes to be won. Just link up to The Crafty Traveler on Jennifer's blog. The link is listed below.


Crafty Traveler Blog Hop: Feb 3- March 12
Link-up your travel handmade project March 6-12 for a chance to win one of three great prizes! (US only) 

Info: 

Prizes: 
#1: Free Spirit Fabric, Crafty Traveler Tote supplies and Dritz rotary cutter. 

#2: Box of 50 Coats Threads

#3: Pellon Prize Pack (Interfacing & Batting) 

To enter to win simply link up your project at ellisonlane.com on March 6. Please link from a new blog post but your project can be anything you've made to travel handmade within the last 6 months. 
You may also link from Flickr or Threadbias. 




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12 comments:

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

It's a wonderful addition to the pattern. Super useful!
Thanks for being part of the hop Di! Your bags are all beautiful!

Anna said...

That clutch is sooo cute. And I love the I extra pockets! I have a fat wallet so I hate shoving it into a clutch to go out.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your clutch is wonderful! The perfect date night accessory!

Katy Cameron said...

Gotta love travelling handmade :o)

Valerie said...

My favorite pouch of yours so far! Love the tread colors on the denim :)

Tessa Marie said...

Di, the insert is a great addition to an already fabulous clutch! So nice not to have to take a wallet. You have an impressive array of handmade bags, I am a wee bit jealous!!

Annabella said...

Clever sausage you!!

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Oh my goodness you have a lot of handmade bags! Great clutch!

May Chappell said...

This is so great!! I must make another one!

May Chappell said...

This is so great! I must make another one!!

jculver said...

I tried to purchase your Date Night Clutch pattern through Craftsy, but the Paypal link is not working correctly. It there another way to purchase your pattern?

jculver said...

I tried to purchase your Date Night Clutch through Craftsy, but the Paypal link is not working correctly. Is there another way to purchase your pattern?