Saturday, 12 July 2008

Wip finished and Rash nearly gone....


Sophie and I had an unexpected day off due to her rash and here is her lovely bag. It is the first actual item that she has made and even though I did most of the sewing she had the ideas of how she wanted it to look. A crafter in the making. I have a machine that I used for my degree and I am hanging onto to it so that she can hash it about making things when she is a bit older. I have not gone out of my way to encourage her to like the same hobby but some of it has rubbed off on her and I would be lieing if I did not say that I am secretly pleased. She also goes model car racing whith her Dad as well. Sophie has 1/10th scale pink radio controlled car!

I managed to finish this by the time it was bed time...

I followed the layout for the squares, which was a cross layout that was then stitched up the sides, but as I can not fully understand crochet patterns I stuck to granny sqaures. I am pleased with it because it is the first crocheted ltem that I have made!

It took me several attempts to get the handles right. When I had finished them I decided to back them with some purple cotton fabric, I was not really sure how to attach the fabric so I used a large stitch on the sewing machine and it seemed to work very well. This then led onto a nice purple lining. The bag is a good size and has an almost circular base appearance. I am really pleased with it and now need to decide what to do with it. I have finished my American Challenge and I will post about that tomorrow. Sophie and I are now off to make some buns.

Take Care
XX

10 comments:

FazendoArte said...

lovely handbags
and crochet color is amazing

(and about my hello kitty handbag handbag is a model,
i give it a little friend of mine
and i put model in my virtual store)

best wishes

FazendoArte said...

ps, i'm celebrating 200.000 visits
has a contest, i invite you
:)

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely crochet bag well done, I'm pants at crochet, my mum taught me the basics in January and I'd stopped practising by March - naughty Twiggy!
Sophies bag is so sweet, she should be very proud of herself!
Twiggy

Jennie said...

Sophie's bag is lovely!
So is yours! I have attempted to crochet but I just don't seem to have the patience :/
Hope the buns turn out lovely!

jo said...

Looks like she's following in Mums footsteps. Hope you both had a good weekend.

JuicyFig said...

love the crochet bag! I have given up on the idiots guide to crochet!

and your daughters bag is excellent!

Kath
x

picciolo said...

hi, I hope Sophie is feeling better? I love both of your bags!
: )

Kitty said...

Wow - fabulous bags from you both! My daughter has also inherited the arty-farty gene, and I am thrilled when she gives it full vent.

Hope the buns turned out well, and that Sophie's rash is now gone.

Take care. x

inkberryblue said...

Congratulations on finishing the crochet bag! It's interesting to read how you've inserted the lining ~ I've hand stitched linings in but it's never very sturdy. Sophie's bag is pretty too. I love how sparkly it is!

LOUISE said...

My mum didn't craft but she did cook and bake, and this is what skill I learnt from her. Like mother like daughter is what they say. x

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