Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whatcha Making?


Whatcha making is a good question for this project. It started out as a scarf - not one of those warm winter ones but a delicate one to wear with a solid (boring) shirt to jazz it up.


Those of you that know me IRL know I infrequentely (well - never) follow a pattern when making a project unless I absolutely HAVE to - somehow I just take off and make what comes out -


well in this case I started to make a stripe of pretty shell stitches and decided it was too wide for a pretty delicate scarf. Fine width for a warm winter scarf - but problem - it was in thin bamboo yarn and therefore not gonna be warm...so whats a gal to do? I made another stripe and decided to join them together for a purse... .


I played around with some stitches to make an edging that was lace like and used super large snaps (like the size of a quarter) to hold the purse closed.


Recently I reconnected with a dear friend (hi Jo if you're here) and told her I wanted to make a 3D wall art of various flowers - crochet, paper, felt etc. So I was playing with crochet roses....they ended up on the purse.


This started out as a project that I didn't like too much - I didn't like the scarf - so I re-invented it - I didn't like the two stripes together as a purse - so I added to it - it ended up as a project that I love! I used it yesterday as my purse and really enjoyed it .

Thanks for looking!
P.S. I promise - I will get back to paper soon - maybe even - dare I say it - scrapbooking?


6 comments:

  1. That is cute. Even though it started out as something different, it turned out just right. Love the colors.

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  2. LOVE your stuff! (I am here!) Jo

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  3. That's very creative. Great effort.

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  4. I now have a new giveaway posted. I would love for you to visit my blog and giveaway at Craft it Wednesday when you have the time.

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