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winter woolly white handbag

hope it goes well with you!

currently i am working on a version of the blue and black handbag, but i like to try to make the handles differently. i am inspired by this picture. 

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by eccomin

  

no idea whether i will succeed… and i am not sure about the fabric parts…. but with something glittering on it, you would have a christmassy bag. 

i keep you posted.

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UPDATE!

how to make this bag yourself

scroll down for the tutorial.

 

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what now? update

thank you!

thanks for all your kind messages. it makes me feel good that i can share my crochet adventures with you.
i made a short list of ideas that you sent to me, i hope i forgot no one!?

the flowers
  • deborah and tara: (starched/stiffened) necklace
  • barbara: as embellishments on one of your vase or flowerpot covers, a garland
  • pam and tara: embellishing a lamp shade (pam) or a plain tee shirts (tara)
  • charlotte: putting them on the side of a hat
  • loo: a table runner
the white squares

ruth and i had the same idea for the white squares: a blanket or cushion. 

inspiration

all your ideas gave me a lot of inspiration and this is what i’ve done in recent days with the white crocheted things.

decoration of an object, starched/stiffened

i thought i’ll make another bowl, but now with flowers. it looked like this.

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but it did not dry, despite a prolonged attempt with my hairdryer. after two days it was still not dry and let’s not talk about the odeur. i have washed the flowers and now they wait in a vase for a better destination. this paste is great for yarn, but crocheted flowers are too thick. and here in holland the weather was also quite wet.

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the other white flowers of which i have 71 … i have an idea. it struck me when i got the suggestion for a table runner, it will be something quite different. have some patience, unless you have four extra hands for me? 

necklaces 

the necklaces with flowers will work, but it will take a while before they are ready.

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the white squares

with the white blocks i’m still busy. i sew them together with cross stitches and the blocks themselves, i decorate with embroidery. it’s a pretty big project and no square is ready yet.
while embroidering i was reminded of a colleague who i had in eighties. she bought sweaters and embroidered motifs such as flowers on them, very beautiful. i had not much attention to it because i was doing my first big project: a crochet bedspread.

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embroidery gives my hands a rest from all the crocheting and i notice that my hands a little less stiff and painful. not bad, right? 

UPDATE!

the cushion cover is finished

square bag

and then finally my square bag. it was a puzzle, but except for only one all the parts are ready. i have measured and pinned everything and now i need the courage to sew it all together. on the second picture you can see the fabric i will use to line the bag.
to be continued.

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you are fully briefed again:)


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what now?

it is messy in my head, for different reasons. one of the effects is the amount of projects i’m working on at the same time. the last few weeks i have working on a square bag in the evenings, and then of course there is my summer blanket. he’s probably ready next summer. the makeup bags still need their lining and zippers. i found projects in a box whose existence i had forgotten but they had no longer my motivation and inspiration, like a sweater and a big black bag. 

 

and these things….all white

 

 
dozens of small flowers
mostly try outs and the tiny flowers on the second photo were meant to sew on a scarf, but it did not happen.
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71 of these flowers
i can not remember why i have made them, i still like them a lot. i’ve foolishly crochet them with an odd number of leaves​​, so unless sewn them on something or crochet rounds (like coasters), i would not know what i could do with them. suggestions are welcome:)
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blocks
these squares have all a different center and then i have made ​​squares of them. i’ve written down somewhere how i did that, but i lost my notes. clever isn’t it? i’m thinking about what i can do with these blocks, and i have one or two ideas.
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very colorful
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well, and this is one of my biggest failures … it was meant to be a cosmetic bag or handbag, but everything is wrong with the thing. i get a bit annoyed when i look at him, only the colors i still like.
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i think my language is getting messier too… i’ll be back soon.

 

your comment is like always very welcome!