What I made Heather for her birthday

At least one of you probably read on Twitter that I was making something for Heather for her birthday, which was last month. (March 15 –  mark your calendars.)

Here it is, a clutch with vintage Vespa scooters on it.

The pattern is from a book called Making Handbags: Retro, Chic and Luxurious Designs

The sample executions of the patterns in the book are a bit dated, but the shapes are pretty useful practice for a beginner sewer.

And what did we do to celebrate? Heather and (Rookie Dad) Alec rented a karaoke room at a Korean karaoke joint in Oakland. Ten grown men and women poured Jack Daniels into Coke cans (it is a dry establishment) and sang our hearts out. Super fun.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.