Friday, 14 February 2014

Le Challenge Rising Sun: Cherry Blossom Clutch

Konichiwa! My interpretation of this month's Le Challenge Rising Sun is a Cherry Blossom Clutch. Cherry Blossom is synonymous with Japan, and one year, I would love to go and see it for myself.


I used this great fabric for the outer fabric, which my Mum gave to me, it's a silky jacquard but is quite heavy - goodness only knows what it's original intention was! Inside is a spotty cotton fabric (I do regret not putting something a little fancier in there).


I used my Big Shot to cut out a basic flower shape, then I cut a wedge out and sewed it back up to make a slightly more 3d flower shape.  With a bit of blusher and a pink fabric centre, the cherry blossom was complete.

A magnetic clasp keep everything secure without needing to fumble around with a zip when you might have had a drink or two!


If you are interested in making a basic clutch, I have a tutorial here.


Link up your Rising Sun projects to Le Challenge now, or come and join in next time. New challenges are posted on the 15th of the month.

Love Mrs Jones x

12 comments:

  1. That is nice interpretation! Well done!

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  2. Very nice, I love the creativity of your blossom

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    1. Thank you so much, it took some time and experimentation to get it to look like this.

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  3. Very lovely handbag! Looks like a night out on the town!

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    1. I have been invited to a party on a boat at Henley this spring, so I may use it then!

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  4. It does remind me of Japan, a great clutch! and you can fit quote a bit in! Thanks for sharing on le challenge!

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    1. I watched Memoirs of a Geisha this week and loved seeing the cherry blossom.

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  5. I love your clutch, and the great thing about pale jacquard is it could be everything from an wedding dress to a tablecloth!

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  6. How creative to go with the cherry blossom. Your clutch is perfect! And making the flower 3-D was a great idea.

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  7. This is lovely - very stylish :)

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  8. I love this! What a great interpretation - so pretty :-)

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