Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Purse by any other name

I finally completed the 'bag' that I had woven and posted on here several times.  With the cooler weather, I had to find some 'indooor' work to complete, since claying in the shed, at least before 2 pm is a bit cold.
I found a fat quarter at Jo-ann's the other day and hauled out the sewing machine to make the lining and a  pocket.  The strap is rather long, but on speaking to a couple of gals who are interested in either making them or wearing them, I determined that they like the idea of being able to wear it as a 'crossover' bag.  When I tried one on, the strap 'crossed over' right between the cleavage area and the bag ended up at a very inconvenient place.  So, that is something to keep in mind when making the cord, either by crochet or whatever other method being used.  I made about 5 or 6 very large holed beads and the beads can be moved, but they are pretty stationary since I used four strands to crochet the strap.  The button is one of my favorites and I made it to catch some of the colors in the bag.  As for the lining it is a wild paisley print with all of the shades, (plus a few) that are in the weaving.

I have one more bag that I have finished weaving and have the buttons and the beads all made--just have to sew it all together.  Another one is in the 'planning' stage, but I am going to leave that one for a while. 

When it warms up a bit more, I am going to complete the work on my canes for the guild swap this Saturday.  I made two different types, and am going to distribute a portion of each to the gals who signed up for the swap.  I won't post pictures until that's all done.

I also wanted to mention that I was amazed at how fast the postal service delivered my Heart and Texture swap to San Diego.  I mailed it Saturday morning and it arrived in Kelly's hands by Monday morning!  I hope she liked the heart.  The little 'mechanism' (the lid in the box) worked so well, that I wish all the projects I tackle came out that good.  It actually makes a little 'click' when it closes too! 

Speaking of hearts, wishing everyone a happy Valentine's Day tomorrow just in case I don't get a chance to post.

1 comment:

Its All About Creating said...

You are so talented! Love the colors, texture and craftsmanship. Awesome, as usual!