Sunday, July 22, 2007

The lining for this bag is gorgeous. Looks like someone threw paint on the fabric with a paint brush, very cute. I purchase this fabric from AC Moore, very inexpensive and it was already cut. This is the prism bag, from This was a very quick knit. If you look closely the image with the yellow and red balls has the zipper and lining attached. I'm still working on this one.

My first finished felted bag. I'm so proud of myself. This is just the inside, it is the chestnut brown and natural mix bag on my blog with the rattan handles. Accomplishment is such a great feeling.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The winter white bag felted. I don't know what I'm going to call my designed bags. This one is shaping as it dries. I will add the finishing touches and post in the near future.

Here is the felted prism bag from I felted three bags in the machine at once and they came out of the pillow cases. Now they don't look so pretty, a lot of fuzz on them. I will have to shave them. So, be careful when felting more than one thing in the washer.

Here is the chinese food container after felting, it's fresh out the washer. I will shape it and do all teh finishing touches. This is my second design, I'm so proud of myself. It is a picture a few below of the bag unfelted. The brown string you see is just holding it together, that portion of the bag will have a zipper. I'm not sure what kind of handle I will use. I will post once it is completely done.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Here are pictures of the ladies in the Nora Bellows Class ( Nonibags).

At the class on Nora Bellows bags, This is myself and Nora. I'm on the left and Nora is on the the right. I had such a great time with the ladies in the class. It was such a pleasure to work with Nora, she is so funny, bright and well educated on knitting/felted bags. She has a wonderful sense of humor. I learned a lot as well as made a new friend.

This is going to be a box type of purse. Again we will see how its turns out. I hope I don't disappoint myself. I really want to create something close to a chinese food carton. This bag needs to be felted and I will post a finished image as well. For this bag I used Wisdom yarn called POEMS, the color is pink/blue. I also used Ella Rae yarn, color royal.

Here is my another of my designs. I wanted a bag to be round shaped at the bottom and I will fold it over and put a strap across. We will see how this one turns out as well. I know it will be something cute, but maybe not what I set out to do. Cross your fingers!!

Here is the prism bag from I used patons classic wool merino yarn for this bag. This is a bag for me. I will post a picture once I felt it. I used the colors Chestnut Brown and Natural Mix. I love these two colors together. You will see them a lot.

Here is the bag I designed in the Nora Bellows class. I learned so much in this class. Nora is a riot. I had a great time in the class. You are not able to view the bottom of my bag in this image, but I have purse feet on them. I still have to put the lining in ths bag. I hate sewing, it hurts my fingers. :-( She has instructions on her site to help you with the lining. So eventually I will put in the lining. I was so proud of myself.

Here is the first bag I did with the yarn I discuss in the pic before this one. Felted items knit up big and you was them to get the desire size you like. I'm getting pretty good at it.
This is the My Constant Companion bag, but i let it go through the whole wash, rinse and spin cycle. So, it is a tad smaller than what it should be. When you felt you learn things quickly. Here I used Lion's Bran Wool yarn. I used the colors Sage and Flower Garden. It was some left from making a bag for my God-mother. How ever I forgot to take pictures of that one. I can post the pre pictures of the bag.
This is the tote around bag. It was easy to knit, once I was off the bottom. I really don't like using dpns, but sometimes we have to to get the shape we need, like the circle botttom. This is another pattern I purchased from Janet Scanlon, I used Patons Classic Wool Merino yarn again. Colors Burgundy, Winter White and That's Pink. I really enjoyed knitting this bag once I was off the bottom, just mindless knitting.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Here is the bobble clutch bag in the One Skein Book by Leigh Radford I used Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn for these bag, the blue one is Lt. Periwinkle and the other is Aran. The bag took approximately 2 hours to make. The Aran clutch has a zipper. This was my first time attaching a zipper. Whew how many times did I get stuck? You don't want to know. lol

My first ever felted bag was the Booga Bag. I made the little wallet to go with the bag. I use Wool of the Andes yarn from The colors used are Snickerdoodle Amber Heather and Wheat. As you can see they look gorgeous together. Once I felted this bag, I fell in love with felting and knitting using the larger needles (size 10.5). Since, I have knitted several others and designed 3 of my own. I would like to take more advertising pictures, but it is so much easier to snap them on the bed and upload. I should ahve had this bag up here 2 months ago. :-( I know I'm slow, but here you have it.