I did manage to squeeze in a bit of sewing (for me of course - still haven't started on that Christmas list yet). I rediscovered the April Bag and thought it would make a great crochet tote. The sides are fairly open which gives lots of room for yarn to move freely and the straps make it easy to hang on a chair or your shoulder while you are cooking ... I mean hooking (you know, waiting for your water to boil. Don't you crochet and cook at the same time?)
I decided to line the bag with some silky material that I had left over from these clutches to decrease the resistance for the yarn.
The exterior fabric is from Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party line (Receiving Line - Ice). I'd say my yarn is definitely having a party in there. I plan on having a party in some Ice too ... I have 3 more yards of this beauty and I plan on making something ... a skirt or a dress. After the Christmas sewing is done ;-)
Purse details - it was an easy bag to sew - directions were clear (even for me!). I don't think I would want this as a purse because the top and upper sides are open and I would be fearful of loosing my stuff. I made the handbag version, maybe the shoulder bag would make a better purse because it would be deeper. Just a thought.
I am finally making a scarf for me. The one I finished at the beach is being gifted. That's what's in the bag.
Turn the page ... Tuesday is this Tuesday! Dec. 1st! Can you believe it. I have lots to share on Tuesday so make sure to stop by. Don't forget to get your read on ;-)
I have something trashy in the works. If TTPT doesn't bring you back maybe that little teaser will ...
In the meantime, you can find me here:
stuffed in my chair.