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.

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