Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Felted Purses

Well, I have finally completed a few of my felted purses. My mother got me hooked on a simple pattern and I went crazy crocheting 6 purses and 6 change purses. I have 3 of each completed. It took me a week to crochet all of them, I only crocheted in the evening before bed or early in the morning while watching the news.

Once they were felted I hand stitched each purse into shape, including the lining , zippers and any other embellishments. I am going to put them up for sale at the craft show my Mother is in this weekend and see how they do. If they do well, I think I will make some more to sell in my Etsy store.

The purses are just big enough to fit a lipstick or lip gloss, sunglasses, cell phone and a few more small things (like Debit/Credit cards or cash, small bottle of lotion, lavender mist, sheer neck scarf, some Goody clear bands for your hair.....or whatever else you might want to carry:-). I use mine in place of a wallet when I just want to carry something small and light. They fit neatly on your wrist with the small strap and are comfortable to carry around while shopping allowing you to use both hands to look at items.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Crazy for Crafting!

I am taking a break from Normal life and spending the summer at my Mother's house in South Carolina. The only thing I brought with me was jeep load full of crafting supplies, 2 duffel bags of clothes, 2 small dogs and 1 cat. Since my arrival my Mother and I have been digging into each other's craft supplies and going nuts with ideas.

My latest project was using my mothers Rollabind to make myself a binder which I will fill up with my artwork, ideas, articles and any old scrap of paper, note, or information that I find useful or inspiring. I also made 3 tabbed dividers and an expandable file folder to help organize the items I will be putting inside the binder. I will post additional pictures of the internal elements later.

For now I am returning to the crafting table. After seeing the finished project, my Mother has asked me to make her a new binder as well.