Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Creations

Here it is, my latest creation. The "Harvest" messenger bag. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I used a lot of Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool yarn for this one. I love how it felted. Nice and tight. Everything has a nice muted, earthy tone. Most of the yarn I purchased at the River Boutique and Yarn shop in Brookfield. The button was purchased there, too. I've included photos of the bag from the front (above), and the back (below). This next photo is of one of the first bags I felted. I started with a chocolate brown wool sweater. I disassembled it, cut the front and back panels and crocheted them together. Then I crocheted onto the piece with other yarns, and then added crocheted pocket pieces, too. This bag is nice and deep and can be worn crossed over your body very comfortably. I'd be hard-pressed to give this one up...

I have more in the works, but posting pictures of my progress helps to keep me motivated.

What do you look for in a handbag?



Laura & Co. said...

Kimberley, this is a LOVELY, and hip bag. I sew a lot of totes (no knitting for moi). Lately I've downsized to smaller bags. I recently found one at Goodwill that seemed hand-made for me, it had two exterior pockets on the back, one accomodates my phone, the other my camera. I plan to use it as a pattern, $4.99 well spent!

kmbrco said...

Thanks for the encouragement. My sewing skills are limited, but I can handle a simple bag lining.

I always check out the handbags at Goodwill. Sometimes you can use the handles, or different pieces from them. I'm with you, I like having pockets on the outside of my bag for phones, keys, emergency lip balm.

I'm also making several "festival bags". These are smaller and have a cross-over strap. They are the perfect size for going out for a walk, to a festival, anywhere where you want your hands free and don't want to carry a big bag.

Do you have photos of your bags/totes posted anywhere?