the shaded forests

Had myself a merry little Christmas .
My sisters and i were woken up by our mother at 11am in the morning as she surprised us with a big brunch feast, that consisted of the traditional turkey, vegetables and many side dishes.
After brunch we exchanged gifts, my family had bought me the contemporary art book that i had been meaning to purchase myself. I also got an eyeshadow palette that folds for travel.
We sat around the lounge room popping the bonbons and played an intense game of trivia pursuit the Disney version, that went on til we had a clear winner.
Though Christmas this year was once again quiet, we had the company of our father home whom we don't see often to celebrate the festive day with, which made it all the more special.


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A red weaved pattern clutch, with an off-white zip.
This clutch was designed for my cousin's (not blood, just through marriage) 18th birthday.
It is the exact same as the black clutch i've made previously, however the position of the zip is different.
What i've noticed and have taken into account whilst choosing the right fabric for clutches is their strength. I made the mistake of not placing any stiffener on the black clutch and was dependent on the strength of the fabric to 'not flop' whilst holding, however it did just that.
With the red fabric i found that it did not need any stiffener to strengthen the fabric as the weaved frame had given extra thickness.
This clutch is one of my favorites and im sad to depart from it, though i know there will be more opportunities to make new and improved kind of clutches.