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« on: August 05, 2014 03:59:24 PM »

I made this cross body bag for Acadian Driftwood in the Enchanted Forest and Woodland Creature swap.  I wanted to find something to make where I could use some of my shaping skills from all the amigurumi making that I've done, but that would be a bit more useful.  It's mostly just scrumbling in different textured yarns and using different stitches.  I added some mushrooms and dangly plant bits to tie it into the theme (mushrooms was one of her themes.)  I busted out the sewing machine for the first time in over 10 years, and basically relearned the basics, VERY basic basics, in order to sew in a liner.  I toyed with the idea of adding a flap and button closure, or a zipper, but everything I was doing was so new to me that I decided not to freak myself out by over-complicating it.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I think it's pretty good for a first attempt.  Now, I want to make more!  Plus, I've been inspired to brave other projects where sewing is involved. 









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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014 09:52:11 PM »

GORGEOUS!  I love free form crochet...nice job...and nice that you are acquiring new skills for future projects!
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014 11:14:40 PM »

Thank you! I know right?  I'm quite old for not really knowing how to sew, but it just always seemed so involved and I like instant gratification.   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014 06:22:29 AM »

never too old to pick up skills...I learned to make socks about a year ago...glad I did not give up...

I love those curly things you crocheted...is there a tutorial on that somewhere (what are they called?)...I am maybe an advanced beginner in crochet and would love to know how to make those...
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014 10:11:06 AM »

This is so cool!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014 11:05:54 AM »

never too old to pick up skills...I learned to make socks about a year ago...glad I did not give up...

I love those curly things you crocheted...is there a tutorial on that somewhere (what are they called?)...I am maybe an advanced beginner in crochet and would love to know how to make those...

I'm sure there is, but it's super simple.  Just make a long chain, then turn make 2sc in the 2nd chain from hook, and do 2sc in each st to the end, viola!  Pretty neat! I love crochet! Really I do.   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014 11:06:19 AM »

This is so cool!  Awesome job!

Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014 11:47:04 AM »

Thanks, La Chapa!  I love it when I can get help so nicely!  I have plans for those curls in a certain swap I am in...  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014 07:44:52 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014 10:49:51 PM »

Thanks, La Chapa!  I love it when I can get help so nicely!  I have plans for those curls in a certain swap I am in...  Wink Cheesy

Sounds promising!!
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