Sunday, July 23, 2006
I am calling this purse the Star Stitch Beaded Purse. There is one row of star stitches about 2 inches from the bottom and one row of wooden beads at the top.It is about 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches. I used 1 skein of "Reynolds Saucy" 100% Cotton. I think it is sport weight. It feels a little bit thinner that Peaches and Cream or Sugar and Cream Worsted weight. It has a fabric lining with a pocket on the inside and a zipper. I can sell these for $15. If it needs to be any bigger or the handles need to be longer I would have to charge more because I used up every bit of the yarn.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Here is another purse I made. I really didn't have a pattern. I adapted one of the squares from the 63 Squares afghan book. I put a lining in and zipper and added ratan handles that I got from JoAnn's. I used white worsted weight. Probably Red-Heart. It washes really well, too. The body of the purse can be washed in the machine but I wasn't sure about the handles so I just did it by hand and let it drip dry. The rose pin on the front is my Mother's Day pin from St. Clement of Rome Church. Every year on Mother's Day they give out something different - a bookmarker, a keychain, etc. This year it was the rose pin.