I recently had to throw away one of my favorite bags because it was too damaged (or should I say well used and loved).
But as nothing goes to waste here in my art/craft world, I completely took it apart, saving the zippers and other good bits. Then I crocheted a fun and colorful cotton bag, about the same size as the old one, and used the old zipper for closure, as well as the inside pocket (the zippered one) that I sewed into the lining.
And because it’s a summer bag, why not adding some flowers to it? 🙂
I also needed another inside pocket because I am a pocket person. 🙂 And because I didn’t have any more of that blue fabric or recycled pockets, I crocheted it.
Now I have a wonderful, colorful, fun and unique bag! I’m happy! 🙂
Here they are! I finally photographed the scarves, although not all of them. I don’t feel very inspired to photograph because the weather here is awful (well, it’s supposed to be that way in December, right? 🙂 ) I haven’t seen the sun in quite some time. Thankfully, my husband has a good camera so the colors of scarves are pretty much as you see them in photos.
I am happy with how they turned out. There are some dark ones, and more colorful ones. And there are some for older gentlemen, and some for younger ones. In these photos you can mostly see the colorful ones, but that’s ok. You know how brown and black look like. 🙂
I have about twelve more shawls and scarves to weave, but I’m starting to feel less stressed because I finished A LOT! This adventure started over two months ago, and when it ends, I think I’ll open a bottle of champagne. 🙂 Well, it’s a good excuse for a nice drink, don’t you think?
When I finish working on this huge order, I will post photos of all my shawls and scarves. But I just haven’t enough time now to photograph each and every one that comes off my loom. Here are these three though, which still need to be washed and ironed. 🙂
I must say, if it was a bit hard to weave shawls for women I don’t know (don’t know what colors they like etc), imagine how it is with men’s scarves! I can’t go wild with colors and patterns, so I’ll just stick with neutrals. It will be interesting to see how many neutrals I can make that are still completely different. Hmmm…