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101  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Is it a hat or a purse? How to turn a boo-boo into something else!(img heavy) on: April 17, 2006 04:20:15 PM
I had some spare yarn so I decided to make a little hat with a ruffly brim. I used a 2-ply leftover yarn from an afghan project mixed with  some eyelash. I had no pattern so I thought I would just wing it...I remember drinking a LITTLE wine, but holy mackerel, who's head did I measure?

Here is a pic showing how small the "hat" was--remember that it was suppose to fit down over my head and ruffle around my face!

 Photos removed to make room!


OOPS!

So, after seeing all of the cute yarn purses in the purse room, I had the brilliant idea to turn it into a purse!
I crocheted a handle, lined the thing, and then made a drawstring to close it! TA-DA



...the inside



and finally--hubby says it still looks like an upside down hat!!!!!



Oh well--goes to show that even experienced people make big boo-boos! So craft on and enjoy!!








102  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The King Lives! Fun totebag ; easy to make on: April 16, 2006 02:20:45 PM
I saw this fabric and had to have it. Then I saw another fellow purse maker's bag and knew that it was destined to be a bag...as I am new to purse making, this has a simple velcro close and a basic pocket and zippered pouch...I learned that vinyl will melt--had to do the handles twice! ha ha

Now everyone thinks I am weird when I kiss my purse....muah Elvis!

Front of Bag


103  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Dreaming of the Beach--Fun Pin-up Beachy Bag on: April 16, 2006 01:55:39 PM
This was my second bag. I drew the size shape and size on the back of some old wallpaper paper. The fabric is a fun pin up print that I found on the Internet.  The inside is a remnant that I also used it to make a pocket to hold my keys, sunglasses, swim pass, etc.  The bag is BIG to hold a towel, swimsuit, and suntan lotion--now all I need is HOT weather!!

As this is my second attempt at photos, please let me know if I have screwed anything up please!  Thanks for looking...

Front of Bag



104  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First Purse and Picture Post on: April 08, 2006 10:07:09 AM
I used umpteen tutorials from this section so I have many people to thank for doing all the hard work for me! I made this from fabric that I have had in my stash for years.  It is vintage fabric from the 70's that I got from Panama and is based on the molas that the Cuna Indians make.  I made it for my sister as a surprise since she went to high school in Panama.

Inside is lined with green stripey stuff(crafster tutorial!) and has pockets and a zippered pocket(another crafster tutorial!).  Thank you everyone--I am now addicted to making bags (I still knit and crochet but this is a nice change.)

Photo removed to make room.If you really want to see it, PM me.

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