Monday, March 22, 2010

Chickadee purse

I usually just name my purses after the person they were made for. But, this one is a surprise and just in case, I decided I better come up with another name. Chickadees are kind of black and white like this purse so...

Well actually, this exact purse is not for someone else, it is for me. Every time I come up with a new design I have to try it out first to make sure it comes out how I am envisioning it. The second time is always better because I figure out what I should do to make it better. So, I will be beta testing this one.
This time I used rings to connect the handle.
It is lined with satin, has a magnetic snap closure and a decorative silver button.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Laura bag baseball style

This was a special request for a co-worker who needed a bag to take to her son's baseball games that would hold the score book.

I followed the same basic pattern that I made up for the Laura bag with a few adjustments. This is the inside of the bag. The magnetic snap is a change as well as the cell phone pocket (patch pocket).

Another change is the addition of a zipper pocket on the other side of the inside. It is a little lower than I meant to make it, but I guess it still works.

Although a button was not really necessary, I couldn't resist these buttons. The baseball and bat are actually two separate buttons, but I just sewed them on right next to each other.

Here is one final picture so you can see the scale.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dishcloth 4 of 26

The plan continues with
4) Lace and Fans:

The plan is working! I was able to do this with very little pattern assistance after I did the pattern once. Then, I got to the 2nd to last row and realized that I had forgotten to yarn over two rows before and was therefore short one stitch. I was completely amazed when I not only was able to figure out where the mistake was, but also drop stitches down two rows and rework them into the correct pearls/knits AND add in a yarn over. I was momentarily convinced that I was a knitting genius!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I decided I needed a new pincushion so I made this one out of scraps. It is so much better than my old one!
I had so much fun that I decided to make two more and post them in my Etsy shop.