So, I was in Joann’s one day (trouble right away) and I saw one of those free patterns hanging on the shelves that grabbed my attention right away. It wasn’t for any of the multitudes of crafts I already do…. it was for plastic canvas. I never have liked the look of plastic canvas things but this was for a sharp looking black and silver clutch with BEADS. Yeah, I think it was the beads that got my attention. Anyway, I quickly started trying to find the materials needed for the pattern since the angry woman on the overhead speaker was wanting to close the store. I found the plastic canvas purse form and the silver clasp but couldn’t find the cording in the black and silver. I finally left because the voice kept getting meaner and meaner and I started to worry she was going to lock up the store with me in it.
After I got home I looked on the internet and discovered it was discontinued!! This beautiful clutch just wouldn’t look right in any other color so I started on my mission to get what I wanted and of course I now have it in my grubby little paws ;O) Thank God for the internet! I picked up the last few things I needed and sat down here ready to start my project HOURS ago. I had noticed earlier that the pattern said “advanced” but I thought how hard can it be right???? YEAH right! So I’m supposed to go from this funny looking shape to a gorgeous purse??
I sat here puzzling over these seemingly easy instructions which I discovered were really only meant to trip you up. Well maybe not but there has to be a good explanation for me not being able to figure this out. When I was a kid I made a tissue box cover and I don’t remember it being this hard! Okay, so I finally realized I was over analyzing things and decided to read the instructions very VERY literally and finally it made since. I FINALLY realized why they wanted me to count down so many spaces and over however many more to a “starting hole” BECAUSE when I decided what the heck, I’ll just skip all that and start on the left………. well, I discovered things are pretty wonky over there. So it made since that with an odd shaped deal to work on you’d have to start at the middle! So now I have half of the top row finished and things are looking promising! Yee Haw!
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