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« on: October 18, 2005 05:05:18 PM »

i went over to wisconsin one time, and my grandma bought me some big blue yarn and this pattern, which was a really nice and wonderful thing.  I got real  excited and and knit this purse right away. it said to put your knitting needles in as handles, but i decided to use branches from the apple trees in my yard instead, cuz im a nature girl.  Wink  i also lined it with fabric that has ship's anchors and little stars on it. it makes me sing and skip. i thought the strap in the pattern was kindof lame as its just a chain with some yarn wrapped around so i invented my own. Its a 4 stitch per row seed stitch and im really proud to say that the purse closes simultaneously as you pick it up because i really dont have time for buttons and such things. (which was my own design)

This is a pattern from Keep it Simple Designs by Barbara Selesnick there's a picture at http://www.keepitsimpledesigns.net/2stick_purse.htm of the origional.


oh yeahhhh and i found out from my friend that instead of making it at little cost and having a ball at it, i could have bought it for $158 from Anthropologie. hahaha. (that's all i have to say about that)

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2005 05:29:30 PM »

That's very cute! I like the sticks Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2005 05:45:22 PM »

That is gorgeous!
And well worth the $158 you "paid" for it - in the fun you had knitting it! And designing it!
(Instead of spending $158, you RECEIVED $158 worth of enjoyment ... and are still receiving.)

Just think of how much pleasure your grandma got too!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2005 06:22:13 PM »

Gorgeous! I really like it. The little brooch on the front just makes it. And the sticks are much nicer than knitting needles.

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2005 06:10:34 AM »

That reminds me of the Margaret Nicole bags that people were making a little while ago around here...they go for about $150!!  It's so ridiculous because it takes so little time/skill/materials to make them, yet they charge outrageous prices for them.  Yeesh!   Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2005 10:55:08 AM »

I was also getting ready to say tht it reminded me of Margaret Nicole.  Abercrombie or AE or was making replicas at $30 but she sued them and they took it off.  There was a big article about it somewhere...

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2005 12:20:37 PM »

that is so cute!  i wish i had nice branches like that lying around!

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2005 03:37:51 PM »

Gorgeous, I second the part about $158 of enjoyment.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2005 05:58:48 PM »

you guys are nice.


yeahh, haah smiles are my kind of cash i guess. i dont carry much else..

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007 08:43:55 AM »

how did you make it so that it closes when you pick it up? I love the bag and probably will make one.
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