I have literally just finished my first ever crocheted bag. What do you think? I’m fairly pleased with it – although if I did it again think I would make the strap a little longer.
I have lined the inside of the bag and sewn a little pocket on the lining too. The strap is also lined with interfaced fabric.
Had a tricky time attaching the strap to the sides of the bag but managed to sew them on with matching wool with fairly good result.
I have decided to start my cross stitch project next and because it is a large piece, in between I think I will crochet a little purse to match! *must stop adding to my to-do list* 🙂 My to-do list is growing by the day however I am quite pleased that I tend to finish projects before starting another. Unless they are huge then I might have more than one UFO on the go! 😀 How many UFO’s do you have on the go???
Miss C xx
Yesterday afternoon I started my next little project.
As you can see it looks a little boring right now but hopefully (!) it will be turned into a little over the shoulder bag. I will most likely line the inside of the bag once its finished but I will see how it is first. I love the ethnic style of this wool, it’s going to be a really hippy/boho bag I think.
I am going to have a little flap over the main part of the bag, and have it fasten with a button. Might do a type of edging on the flap to finish it off but it depends whether it matches the boho look!
For this bag, all I have done so far is chain 40 stitches and then just double crochet (UK) all across each row, chaining one at the end and then turning. I am going to crochet until I have the height of the bag I want (the crochet is to be folded up in half to make the bag so you will need to crochet double the height you want ). Once I have the height, this is when I might do an edge – but I will keep you posted on that!
This really is going to be the most simple crochet bag, but hopefully it turns out ok!
I cannot believe it is Christmas Eve! I have so much to do today and have done nothing yet – have two batches of mince pies to make, a lemon tart (made from scratch I might add!!), some nibble food and if I get time I will make banana bread (banana bread is lush and so easy to make – tastes lovely with a bit of honey spread on it :P)
Slightly worried about making the lemon tart – have to bake the pastry blind which I have never done before and realised that I have no baking beans so I shall be improvising with pasta I think! Fingers crossed – will update you later on the outcome of it.
Guess I had better get cracking – will start on the lemon tart first (mainly because if things go wrong there will still be time to get to a shop 😀 )
Hope everyone has a fun and festive Christmas Eve!
Miss C xx
I have now posted the tutorial I promised a few days ago, on how to make a quilted craft bag. Has taken me a while to get it typed up – I blame my brain not wanting to function in a technical way!
Head over to the tutorial section and check it out. Why not treat yourself to a new bag for Christmas to hold all your fabric, wool or whatever crafty bits you want!
This tutorial has been the first time I have properly attempted quilting. Hope you all like my first attempts (and definitely not my last :)) Please feel free to post any comments or questions. Happy quilting! Miss C xx
Been on the sewing machine all day! Only stopped because the light was getting poor 😀 Seriously need to invest in a daylight bulb for my crafting room.
Made my first serious attempt in quilting today, and I am quite pleased with the result actually (still need more practice though! ). Have a look at the picture below and let me know what you think??
As you can see from the photo, I have finally made the craft bag I was blogging about! I will post the tutorial tomorrow, so make sure to check back!
Next on the agenda is going to be more cross stitch and crochet (made into yet more Christmas decorations most likely :D). Obviously I will keep you updated. Also I will try and post some crochet patterns for some of the things I have made (if there is one in particular that I have made then please let me know!).
Miss C xx