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The Clutches are Coming!!!!

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My friend Viki hooked me up with Passing Fancy, a pop-up store in Western Springs that sells handmade crafts at the holidays.  I brought a couple of things to the shop last week and was then inspired to crank out some clutch bags this week.  Here they are, ready for their marching orders!

This clutch is an Ali Foster design that I first made for Kandy, a lady I met at the skirt party.  I think it is a perfect size for a night out on the town or for going to the movies.  These bags are all made out of scraps from other projects, or small pieces purchased from The Economy Shop.  Some have zippered inside pockets, some have inside pockets that close with a magnetic snap. There are two themes at play here - animal prints and mustard yellow.  Each bag has one or the other elements, if not both. My favorite is this one:

It's a combination of faux fur (and it's very furry!) and hot pink material from The Economy Shop.  If it doesn't sell, I think I can find a place for it in my wardrobe!

Here's the rest of the line-up:

Passing Fancy has a ton of other great stuff from local crafters and artists.  The store is located at 1052 Hillgrove Ave in Western Springs and is open Thurs-Sat, 11am-5pm, until December 10th.  I love all of the knitted scarves and hats that Tracy, the organizer, has created.  There is also some beautiful glass jewelery.  There will be an Open House with wine and goodies on Thursday, December 2nd, from 6-9pm.  The reception is free, and local artists are welcome to bring in their work that night for showing.  There's a $10 charge per artist to cover the cost of the reception.

Here are some pics of the shop:

I love these cowls! Great colors!

Go check it out!
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