ARKG! (excited giveaway noise)

My lovely friend Beth, who is a super blogger of awesomeness at 5 Kids Is A Lot Of Kids, is feeling thankful. So she’s featuring her own little shopping spree this weekend, though it won’t cost you a dime.

Starting today, through Sunday, Beth is going to feature a different friend/artist who has donated an item for a lovely giveaway.

And guess what?

Today you’ll find some Homespun goodness over there!

So follow THIS LINK, simply leave a comment on her post, and you’ll be entered to win this:

More pictures here at the shop, if you’d like to scrutinize. But really, you need this bag.

Bigger, badder, stronger.

I love making clutches. You can whip them out fast and add fancy detail. But I’ve been getting lots of requests for a bag that meets the everyday needs of a lady-on-the-go (It holds a ton of crap). So here it is! In the next few months I’ll have some different options available for those of you who are afraid of color and stripes.

These are surprisingly fun to make. It’s an adaptation to a Simplicity pattern I got eons ago.  I was hard pressed to reproduce it, since I didn’t write down my changes anywhere or indicate on the pattern what I did differently. I tend to do that kind of thing, which is one reason I avoided doing this earlier in the summer. But alas, I figured it out, and here it is.

Check it out in my shop.

Happy Thursday!