Wednesday, June 12

A Colorful Crocheted Flower Handbag

It's been years since I've crocheted anything of significance.  A few months ago I became charmed by all the brightly colored crocheted flowers that I was seeing on Pinterest.

I poked around the various linking websites for weeks until I found a handbag design that I could adapt to what I was looking for.  Then I found some great black wooden handles at Joanns Crafts.  They're even made by a company called "Everything Mary".

I prefer using 100% cotton yarns.  I've used some of Paton's Grace Yarns and Lion Brands cotton yarns for the flowers.  For the body of the handbag I used Bernat's cotton De Lux yarn in black.

I used some straight pins to figure out where the front would be as I wanted to place the various crocheted flowers and leaves only on the front of the handbag.  A few of the flowers have little polka dot buttons added that I purchased at Michaels crafts in the scrapbook section.

Here's the finished design stuffed nicely so that I could stand it up to take this photograph.

I won't sugar coat it....there are a whole lot of hours in creating this handbag.  But if you work on the flowers a little at a time while watching TV and just collect them up it won't seem so long.
The dimensions on the handbag are 11" wide by 10" tall with a 3" wide base.  The wood handles add another 5".

I've placed this One of a Kind Crocheted Flower Handbag in my store for sale @ $165 bucks here :-) All of the photos will enlarge if you click on them once and then click again for a close up view.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Please feel free to ask any questions you might have and I'll try to help.


Sunday, June 2

A Very Busy Week

Well it's been so long since I've posted I forgot the html code to use in my title :-)  I attribute my long absence to being busy working and to spending as much time as possible being creative.

On Thursday last week Mary Engelbreit Studios sent out the email blast pictured above.  It was news to me and it, also, was the first time that they had put the Limited Edition Collection of Cherry Chick Jewelry that I have been designing for them the past year, on sale.  The jewelry must have sold like "hotcakes" because they went from 16 designs available on their website down to 1 now.  I mean everything just sold out!  Happy Dance!

I am happy to share that it drove some traffic to my personal websites where I wasn't having a sale.  But that didn't seem to matter.


Fortunately, this week I have been busy creating new designs to sell in my and shops.

 I'm grateful for the positive response and added attention.  I know the stuff will sell if people just know it's out there!  

 A big Thank You to all my wonderful customers and friends.  I truly appreciate your support.  Group Hug!


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