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My New Clutch Bag


 It was my birthday party this weekend (21st... I know! Absolutely mental!) and I had to dress up snazzy. I needed a clutch bag and since I am a maker I thought that there would be nothing better than to make a special thing for a special day.

At the moment I am halfway through The Dark Tower series (if you haven't read it, read it! It's one of those real change-your-life series) and there is a very beautiful and poignant poem in it that I knew I wanted to make something around. I had also been mercilessly stalking the amazing Olympia Le Tan on Instagram and had fallen in love with her book clutches and so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and create a Dark Tower inspired book clutch.

 I'm ridiculously happy with how it turned out. The longest part was, of course, the embroidery which took a couple of weeks of casual stitching. I wanted to create a design which looked a little bit Mexican inspired since I imagine the part of the book where the poem is said to be set in a Hispanicy area. Although this isn't my usual style I'm really happy with how this came across. I made the the book casing out of mount board and thin bits of wood for the edging. I then covered the edges and the interior with sticky back gold paper and added a little jewellery box hinge.
I'm really happy with it. It felt really nice on a special day to be holding something that I'd worked hard on but also represented one of my favourite things. I hope you like it!

Dark days and pleasant nights to you all, sais.
(Read the books!)

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