Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Project 1 of 2009

I started this at the end of November and was put to one side as Christmas and birthdays took over.
It has been knitted using Sirdar 'WOW' wool. It is like a chenille wool and is very thick, like knitting with rope! It is a rich navy blue and I have taken loads of pictures in different places and still can not capture the true colour of this bag. I settled for outdoor shots in the end.
I have used blue acrylic handles which I already had in my stash. A bit of an impulse buy some time ago.

I used Moss stitch which is one of my favourites since learning how to do it last Easter on my chunky red bag.

The bag needed lining so I used some navy blue poly/cotton as I did not want anything too thick and it was a much closer colour match.

I felt that the front of the bag lacked a little something. So I looked through my organza pile and made a corsage to pin on the front. It is completely detachable and finished with a blue felt backing. There is a brooch pin which will enable it to be worn on a coat etc.

I really enjoyed seeing this bag develop and I really did make this as I used my own pattern. Once I have tried to take more/ better pictures it will be listed in one of my shops. Not sure which one to put it in yet.

The corsage was really fun to make and I think that I feel the need to make a few more!

Take care.xx

PS. It has gone into the Folksy Shop.

14 comments:

Kitty said...

That's a lovely bag Andrea. Who couldn't love blue? Aren't you tempted to keep it and use it yourself? x

Nan said...

It turned out beautifully, and that corsage pin really adds a special touch to the purse, bonus that it's removable and can be used on a coat, but also that something different could be added to the purse another time to give it a whole new look! Neat idea!

JuliaB said...

Gorgeous! such a lovely colour x

April said...

that bag is gorgeous - beautiful colour and I love the corsge

April xx

picciolo said...

hi, sorry I missed saying happy birthday. congratulations on being in a treasury, and this bag is lovely!
: )

lesley said...

What a gorgeous bag and beautiful corsage! Such a rich regal colour. Beautiful! xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Gorgeous Andrea, love the colour.
Twiggy x

Chocolate Cat said...

This is truly beautiful!

jo said...

That bag really has the Wow! factor. I love it.

Primrose Corner said...

Beautiful bag. I love that yarn you've used. I like soft bags. I bet the colour 'moves', if you know what I mean. Simmers slightly. Very pretty. The corsage was a nice touch too. It sets the colour off really well.

Free spirit said...

Your blog is beautiful! I love your work!

Patricia said...

This handbag is absolutely fabulous!

SummerSadie said...

I absoluetly love this bag. The color is absolutely divine. Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Oh Wow Andrea, I love that bag!

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