I love tote bags and purses. Over the years have made many because it feels good to use a stylish bag for books, groceries or whatever I need to take along while I'm out and about. When it comes to purses, I prefer things small and simple. Whenever I use a big bag it usually get overloaded with things I rarely use. Things like that empty bottle of hand sanitizer, shopping lists from last year, that funny card I bought but forgot to send, loose change and . . . . I think you know what I mean. But small purses are delightful. They're easier to carry and more practical because it forces me to carefully consider what I need to take and use, rather than a lot of extras that simply become a burden to lug around.
I recently came across a cute clutch pattern from Quilting Arts magazine. I enlarged the Blue Evening Bag pattern by 300%, but did my own thing for embellishing and finishing.