7.03.2010

hexies & ripples = a purse, of course

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My utmost thanks to Aisyah, who directed me to this tutorial for crocheting African Flowers. I have seen these on ravelry & flickr and AbSoLuTeLy love them.
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And yes, putting aside all other projects, I sat by the pool & began these delightful hexies.



But what to do with them?
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Aha. Of course -- a purse.
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But what to do for the body of the purse? How 'bout crocheted ripples?

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I have plans to attach a zipper to the upper edge and my wants-to-be-a-fashion-designer-daughter was adamant that I add some sort of strap.
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Of course this is all still in the planning stages, but even if this does not turn out how I envision it -- just the formation of these african flowers and making ripples is keen enough for me.
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12 comments:

glor said...

The colors are beautiful. Can't wait to see this put together. Your stitches are just so perfect.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, looks great. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Teresa

silvana said...

bellissimi colori e anche bel motivo!
silvana

Aisyah Helga said...

Beautiful! I'm so happy you finally made them! And I love the 'summery' colors you used. Can't wait to see it finished!
P/S: Thanks for the link :D

Aisyah

Andi said...

I actually "oooohhhh'd" out loud. :) Your crochet is beautiful and maticulous. You never cease to inspire me!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous.

Doris Sturm said...

I just love that pattern and the colors you picked are so vibrant. It will be so beautiful when it's done. You must have a great camera because your photos are excellent ;-)

Priscilla said...

They are gorgeous! :)

Gabriela said...

I just love all your work and pictures...
I said it before?

:)

Krawuggl said...

I have seen them on Flickr, too, and like you I was completely fascinated by them. Unfortunately seemingly not enough to start them at once like you did - and what gorgeous colours you have used. A very unusual and spectecular combination. Looking forward to see the finished purse, at the moment I frankly have no clue what you are planning, but the result will be brilliant, I´m sure!

Marilyn said...

You do know that once you make one of these flowers...just one...you become addicted....there is help, on Flickr, if you care to go and find it....we all became addicted, and then s l o w l y we were able to let go...but I fear there are others who will fall under the spell of these little beauties.....
so tread lightly.....
yours are so pretty.....

Cloé said...

Lindo trabalho ! Gostei do blog !