Your clutch is gorgeous - the fabrics look very rich :-)
I agree - she makes fun patterns - I have several as well! Be sure to follow her blog as she posts a $5 sale on Fridays! Today the Ditty Bag pattern is on sale, and she posted the templates and instructions for a heart shaped version! The templates are free so if you already have the pattern you can do the heart version, or buy the pattern for $5 and then use the free heart templates :-) She's going to post a larger heart version next week :-)
I order craft supplies from Asian Etsy and Ebay sellers all the time, with no problems. The items take about 5 weeks to arrive, on average. They certainly have a far better selection than (much overpriced) Fabricland (who, by the way, is having their 50% off for members sale right now) :-)
That's a beautiful bag - your brother's GF will love it! You did a lovely job picking out the fabrics (I have SUCH a hard time with that part!), quilting them and sewing the bag BTW - 2 pockets instead of 4 = a design decision - remember that!
I'm sure your grandma was thrilled to help you with your project - you probably made her day!
They're adorable! My favourite is the ruby red (corduroy?) one, middle row right - I like her sassy attitude
If you're using regular plastic zippers you can use longer zippers and just sew across the plastic to shorten them - I find it easier to work with the bigger ones and size them down, rather than to fiddle with the little ones with these fat old fingers, lol.