Sunday, June 5, 2011


Those who know me best know that I do enjoy to make bags. I have made hundreds of bags in my life. I am always up to try a new bag. So....when I got an email from Tall Poppy Crafts where they were advertising their Clamshell purse:
Clamshell purse
I thought when I first saw this that I loved it. So, I ordered two kits. Kits came, read directions and tried to make it....
First it said to spread your glue on the outsides of the purse. Easy enough. 
Then, add the fabric and add a top coat of the fabric. Easy enough. 
Now line the inside of the purse with another fabric. I am now hating working with all this glue. It is actually driving me crazy! 
You are now suppose to wait for the glue to dry. But, I am tired and cranky tonight and I don't want to I added the two sides to the frames. It actually went right into the frame really easy. Yes, I know the picture if cruddy because the glue is still wet, but hey, I am impatient! 
Here is is put together. It is actually pretty cute, but I did not enjoy making it that is for sure! 
The bag is actually a "cute" size. It is 7 inches by 3.5 inches.  
For being a cute size, it actually holds the essentials that are needed for a fun afternoon out with the gals. 
If you look close at the top of the bag, you can see two metal hooks that you can add a chain to the bag to make it a shoulder bag, which is kinda cool.

After making this bag, I will never make it again, way too messy for me. I prefer my sewing machine over Mod Podge! Although, I do have one more frame...maybe time will make me think different!

Happy Monday!


  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy making it. It looks very pretty. I wanted you to know, a friend of mine is teaching me to sew, I made my niece a skirt last week, it was not as complicated as I had imagined, I will put a picture of it on my blog this week, let me know what you think.

  2. I love the fabrics. I'm chuckling that you didn't love the making of it though. I don't know why, it just makes me giggle.

  3. It does look really cute! I empathize though. I made a little project tonight with Mod Podge and am still trying to get the remains off of my fingers! haha The only plus is that it is easier to get off than Elmer's Spray Adhesive :)


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