to have and to hold

Jake's grandmother Tinka and I got along right away, bound by our mutual love of things... beautiful, handmade, thoughtful things that make every day a little more pleasant. So for her birthday, I wanted to make her something simple and lovely that could live up to both of our high standards - and I knew just where to look.

Inspired by the PurlBee's beautiful Wedding Clutch, I chose a classic starched linen as a base and a muted Liberty for the lining. For a special touch, I created an embroidery pattern based on the wood and wire fences that line the beaches near her family home in Sagaponack. 

It was a meaningful project and well worth the effort - I was flattered that Tinka loved it so much, she immediately commissioned two more for friends!

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