Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Circle Dance Bag


Okay, finished.

I really didn't want to make it this big but Noelle did.  She has room for all her dance gear plus much much more, lol.  I did learn a lot from making this pattern though.  I don't really like working with too many colors.  Yes, it looks so pretty.  Weaving in all those ends?  Ugh.  Oh, well.  She's happy and that makes me happy.  Now she wants a matching water bottle carrier.  Yeah, I know.  More ends to weave in, but its a much smaller project :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Handbags, Baby Crochet, and Sewing

I still haven't finished the lining for my purse design.  With all the remodeling and moving around of things in this house, I can't get to my sewing machine right now. 

I've spent a lot of time crocheting though and have another purse that needs lined.  I've also crocheted a baby hat/sleep sack set for a friend.  I had some TLC Cotton Plus yarn in my stash that was perfect for it!  I got the hat pattern here but looked at how sleep sacks were constructed and came up with my own pattern using half double crochet (the pattern used in the hat).

And now I'm working on the circle dance bag pattern for Noelle.  She started dance classes this year and needs a way to carry all her gear. 

Now if I can just un-bury the sewing machine...