A handmade gift brightens up my day
Check out this cool bag my Sister in Law crocheted for me. As a knitter my self I know how much effort must have gone into this beauty and I cannot wait to start using it. See the accent flowers on the flap?
We had fun trying to figure out the perfect placement for them. We tried a cluster at the bottom, top of the bag. Tried a diagonal line of the flowers, but in the end settled for the suggested placement in the pattern.
Now even though she used a cotton yarn, I am afraid the strap will stretch out so I am planning on stabilizing it with a coordinating 2″ ribbon which will not only look pretty but also provide some strength to this bag. I am also planning on lining it with a green linen and adding plastic canvas to give it some structure.
Wanna know something crazy? I have this awesome linen from fabric.com which will make a great skirt to go with this bag. Crazy right? But so fun. I can’t stop looking at this bag 🙂
Ooooh, can't wait to see the uber-coordinated outfit (skirt and handbag)…you are putting us all to shame!–Emily