Monday, July 14, 2014

Bags and Beanies.

 It seems an age since I last wrote up my last blog post.. I have been busy with crocheting and cooking..

 The first bag is made out of craft yarn which is thicker than most of the yarns I prefer I ran out half way through .A quick phone call to my friend and....  Tina came to my rescue with extra yarn to complete the bag..:)) Thank heavens for friends..

Tina also came with a couple of bags of mixed yarn to use.. I need another life time lol...I added felt and crocheted flowers bought from our local shop at Longford..

8ply cotton bought at the op shop made this little bag. crocheted in the evening .. the flower pattern and butterfly came from the book ..75 birds, bees, butterflies and bugs to knit and crochet..

I was asked to make little Ruby a hat to keep her ears warm so I have made a couple for her to choose from ..

Owl hat for fun :))

Minnie Mouse looking cute :))

And a pair of mittens ...

 Lastly a face washer in the links pattern , soft to use..

I am in the process of making another bag... it seems to be an addiction at the moment... until something else comes along to take my fancy :))

Thanks for stopping by.. :))  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bags and purses..

You know you are hooked when there is one pattern that must be found either on the net or on the bookshelf... Well I Googled and visited so many blogs and Pinterest and was totally amazed at the number of bags that can be crocheted.... with or without a clasp, some with zips... today being a rest day for me, I decided to (big mistake) look through my patterns...
I remember as a teenager making an orange shoulder bag , I loved the bag and took it with me on those special occasions.. :))

this is the first coin purse I have made in 8ply synthetic yarn not very pretty at all......

Now this one is much better.. crocheted in pink 4ply cotton 3mm hook . (Bendigo cotton )

I like this bag started out an African flower but I wanted a square so this is my interpretation ....

The three bags I love to make at the moment,  the one in light pink is made in 4ply cotton the flower made differently into the square..

The layout for the bags... 13 squares this pattern..

The beginnings.. Links do I hear you say ??? Well this one will inspire you for sure  ..crochet bag    ..... Thats me I'm out of here and off to the craft room to rat through my cottons..... Till next time happy crafting :)) Pat..