Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Crocheted Bag

It is very seldom that I suffer from jetlag, but this last trip did catch me a bit. Actually, quite a bit. It is only this past weekend that I started feeling human again and I immediately took advantage of this fact! I have done a little "straightening up" in my Craft Room, changed my storage and pattern filing system, etc. This is an on-going project. Whilst browsing the stores for new storage ideas, I found this gorgeous pair of shoes. Now I am not a "shoe fanatic" like my friend, and purple has never been my color (until recently), but this is a work of art!

On to craftiness! It took me two nights to make this beauty. It is losely based on a pattern I found on the Internet, based on a designer bag that Angelina Jolie was seen wearing on her fashionable shoulder. The handles are my own that I made from faux leather and I still need to add the lining, but I am already using it today.

I used two strings of Elle Wool Boutique (my favorite felting yarn) to make this sturdy bag. My poor hands and arm is aware of this project! The pattern requires many more bobbles, but after the first round of the pattern stitch, I decided to make less. The yarn was far too thick and difficult to work with to do too many of those. But I love the result! And it is a perfect match with one of my tops I recently made, see purple top below.

I forgot to share the rest of the 5 tops I made before my trip. Here are 3 of them. All made from the same pattern in the Bernina Inspiration magazine. Love this style. It is close-fitting but not tight and suitable for both summer and winter with three quarter sleeves.

I am almost done with a lilac crochet bag I am really excited about. The bag is finished, I just need to add the bamboo handles and crochet flower embellishments. I also have lilac fabric I want to make a matching top with. Yesterday I was back on www.sewingpatterns.com looking for new patterns for tops and I found a lovely pattern. Some skirts, tops and more bags are in the pipeline! Hope you all have a great week and I am looking forward to 4 days off work this coming Easter Weekend!

4 comments:

sewkalico said...

Gorgeous shoes! Love how you're getting all co-ordinated! You have an amazing wardrobe of new tops, bags, shoes...

Elizabeths Attic said...

Love the tops and bag, I have just sat down to a well earned cuppa after finishing a marathon sewing day making a dress for Easter Sunday. It is a Simplicity copy of a retro 60s dress brought up to date, it takes me back and now I know why my mum was huffing and puffing when she was sewing for me. Have a Blessed Easter and looking forward to seeing your other creations. Beverley

Pearlin J said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog! Lovely bag and shoes.

jacqueline said...

I am in love with all your creations! Those tops are so pretty and i really adore your lilac bag!! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!