Monday, 24 May 2010

Crochet Summer Bag....and Giveaway

I first saw this idea at The Garden Bell and thought what a really cute bag. If you click on the link then you can read her post about where she in turn saw the idea. I took the pictures yesterday so a bit bright with the sun sorry I simply could not hide from it....shame.

I was determined to use up some more of the wool left over from making my knitted blanket. I keep finding more of it in my little sewing room and just when I think it has all gone I find yet...another ball of it!

I did find making the handles a little tricky as I was not really sure what length to make them. I added picot edging around everything.

I was not really sure how big to make the squares, and next time I make it a little smaller.

Beautifully modelled by Sophie.

I have put a bit of leftover plastic canvas in the base which I covered with some white felt, just to support it a little. Not sure if it should actually be lined on all sides. Something to thin about for next time.

500th Post Giveaway

Next time will come around very quickly as I have decided for a change to make another one of these for my 500th post giveaway instead of sewing an item. It is not made yet but the wool has been gathered together. If you do not want to use it for wool, sewing etc, then it would make a cute little handbag for the summer. So if you would like to enter then please leave a comment here. If you would like to feature a link on your blog to this giveaway for a second entry then let me know that you have done that so that I can keep everything fair. Entry for this giveaway will remain open until NOON on Sunday 30th May 2010 (UK time). So that I can announce the winner.

Right, off for some beauty sleep, not feeling quite so worn out today, must be the better weather perking me up a little.

xx

18 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

That is one gorgeous bag , I'd love to win one !

Molly said...

Add me in for a chance! This is a great bag, you did a really good job on it. As i am a follower I will be back to see what else you are doing. I'm so excited!!!

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Lynn said...

What a great bag! It reminds me of the first time I tried to crochet an afghan. I made all color squares and then put them together with black yarn....I was so proud of myself...I think I was about 17....Would love to win!

Daisie said...

Hello, glad the weather is making you feel a little perky :-)
Love the bag and it would make my day/week/year to be the new proud owner of one!
xxx

AZBelle (Sandy) said...

I would love to win one of these beautiful bags. I blogged about you too.... http://sunflowerzcrochet.blogspot.com/

gill said...

Hi
I love this bag - I'm learning to crochet and can just about do a granny square but I'm not sure I could manage this!!

Gill

Mrs Twins said...

This little bag is adorable. Aren't granny squares so versatile, You can make almost anything with them.
I'd love to be entered,
for your giveaway.
Hugs Suex

wonderwoman said...

that's a lovely bag and would be dead chuffed to win one!!

xxx

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely little bag, and modelled so beautifully too!

Vaughnde said...

I love love love what you did with this bag! Its gorgeous and has given me some ideas as well. Put me down for the giveaway :)

marysza said...

the squares are perfect! this bag is great! i never had patience for this kind of works, so i'm even more in love! and of course thank you for the chance of winning! i found your blog a second ago looking through Sew, Mamma, Sew! gropu on flickr! ha ;d and i'll put information about it on my blog of course! xxxx

Indigo Blue said...

This is a comment for a second entry for Marysza who has blogged about this giveaway.

Many thanks!

Indigo Blue said...

Also a second entry for sandy (AZABelle) who has also blogged about this giveaway.

Andi's English Attic said...

What a beautiful bag. I especially like the lilac handle and edge. Very cheerful summer colours. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Andrea your bag is just gorgeous....and well done on your 5ooth post.....congratulations on your 6 finishes for OPAM that is amazing...

inkberryblue said...

Gorgeous bag Andrea...and such a sweet model. =) I like the picots especially!

Jennie said...

It's a gorgeous bag, I wish I could crochet :/ I really should learn. You've done a beautiful job. Congrats again on 500 posts x

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous bag!
Of course I know the giveaway is long over but I just wanted to tell you how nice it it.

Margaret

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