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!