Saturday, June 2, 2012

This is why I crochet!

Here is just a little teaser of what I have been working on!  My latest addiction, the African Flower Motif!

So you ready??


Sure??


I'm so excited!


Just check it out!!!

My new knitting bag!!  Isn't it awesome??!!  :-)  I have been on vacation this week, and in between the running and eating out, I was able to finish my bag.  I can't stand it.  I keep petting it LOL!!!

I absolutely love the shape.  Boy, what a challenge.  If I had to do it again, I would do it just a little different but just in the construction, the colors are so me.

The inside is completely lined, and I added a pocket.  In fact, you could actually flip it inside out and use it.  Doubling the grannies also makes it nice and durable.

I used this bright orange vintage button, and I made the little flap in the shape of an octagon.

It's so freakin cool!  I can't wait until Wednesday night knitting so I can show it off.  The Girlz are gonna poop their pants when they see it!  LOL!!

Check out my new scissors!  I made a little butterfly scissor fob to go with it.  I used embroidery thread.

It's just too groovy to stand it.  LOL!  They go perfectly with my new bag, too.

I wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate all the links and information given to me on the wonder loom I posted last week!!  I have a book on it coming from etsy, can't wait to get it!  I also have the pattern ready for the Owlie Mini Key Pouch done and available in my etsy shop! 

I hope everyone has a great week, it's back to the grindstone for me.  :( 

29 comments:

Nana99 et Mr Berry Pops said...

Hi!! Oh my god, what a amaizing bag. I like african flowers very much too. Just keep on making so beautiful things.

Take care!

GURU said...

great bag!!!!!!just great!!!!!!!!!!!

Mereknits said...

You bet they are goi8ng to poop their pants, I almost fell off my chair in deep envy, jealousy and anything else you can think of. BEAUTIFUL!
Meredith

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Look at your wonderful creativity! I love every part - the purse and the scissors as well as their darling fob. Happy day to you!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Your purse is gorgeous and I love the watch bob you attached to it. Have a great day! Heather

Amanda said...

I VERY MUCH LIKE THAT and the pocket watch goes with it fantastically...oh boy....contrasting colours with black is sensational.

Amanda :-)

Melissa said...

Yay!!! You finished it! I love it and can't wait to check it out!

linda said...

I love your bag it's beautiful :)

Petunia Pill said...

Dawn! You just keep outdoing yourself! Look at those colors! I love the way black pops the colors, however, I always struggle with seeing black! You go, girl! It's stunning!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Just fabulous! The colors and the shape are so perfect, and I love that it is lined and has pockets! What a pretty block that is!

MGM

Gramma Rita said...

Beautiful bag! Love it! :)

Janet said...

Wow, this is so amazing. I love it and I want one.

DaenelT said...

Absolutely adorable!

Pammy Sue said...

oEoyeOooo...it IS gorgeous! It looks great. What a great job you did on it. Love the pocket watch and butterfly on it too!

Julie said...

Your bag is just so wonderful. I covet it madly.

Katie B said...

Looks great!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Fantastic, absolutely fantastic..
Teresa

Sandra said...

Gorgeous bag! Well done! I love the butterfly scissors! Sandra

MrS wiLD said...

Girl, you always amaze me with your talents! I LoVe this bag. The design is devine. The SHAPE, aHHH!I absolutely love that you did a see through hexi for the closure. It's just beautiful & gives it class! Crocheting an inner lining is the best. I've done that myself and I really think that it adds to the completely crocheted look! You're such a great artist with yarn. I would actually carry this as a purse as well, it's so preTTy!
...and it looks totally you!

Annie said...

I can't wait to see it tonight! I might have to bring a bag big enough to hide it in so I can steal it!!!

Valerie said...

Hi Dawn, I think that is THE most beautiful crocheted bag that I have ever seen - my favourite "Black with Bright Colour, and it is AWESoYou. Is there going to be a pattern for us to TRY!!!!!! EnJOY a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY DAY, Valerie.

Blondie said...

Omg I want one too!! I love the colors!! Very elegant looking!!

Have a wonderful day!

DaCraftyLady said...

Love it...so pretty..I like the scissors too. :)~~Debb

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Hugz Lis

Sheryl said...

Oh please please write a pattern for this bag. I did poop in my pants when I saw it. Can you imagine the mess? Lol!!

Anonymous said...

just found your blog through pinterest. this bag is
FABULOUS!!!!! can't wait for the pattern!!!

the vintage handbag said...

What an amazingly go-go-gorgeous handbag. I also love your sissors and buttrfly fob.
Signed,
Slightly Jealous

theIreneT said...

I also just found your African flower purse on Pintrust. Your colors and mine are the same! I love really bright, lively colors....Are you going to post the pattern somewhere? I was just wondering.

Thank you for your work!
Irene

Kathy Wells said...

I have absolutely fallen in love with this bag! I think about it constantly! If possible, could you please, please, please, tell me how to lay the bag out to crochet it together? I have seen lots of African Flower purses but this one is the bomb! Thank you, Kathy Wells
Email: katdwells@att.net