7.06.2010

it's a petunia purse

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The ripples are done and whip-stitched to the african flower hexies to make ---
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Ta-da!
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My petunia purse.
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I found one of my old purses that fit right into the main part of the crocheted piece and after removing the strap from that old purse --
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I crocheted around a plastic ring & attached that to the main portion of the bag for the strap.
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And yes, I had to nix the zipper idea -- the teeth of the zipper would have frayed (and basically eaten) the rippled edge.
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But nevertheless, it is a smashing petunia bag that both of my daughters think they're going to use before I do..........
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Not.
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Happening.


23 comments:

Tudy said...

How cute. Really bright too.

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

love ... want ... must have! Where can I find a pattern?

Cami said...

This bag is THE BOMB! Great job. I want to make one myself now!! LOVE IT & I'll be linking if that's OK. If not, let me know. Thanks for posting!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

So cute. My daughter does the same thing. I guess we should feel honored.
Teresa

Aisyah Helga said...

That bag is so CUTE!! Great work, Dawn! I don't think anybody has made a bag like this with the African Flowers. That's the way your daughters are telling you that they love your work!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It turned out amazing Dawn! I knew it would.

nima said...

wow...that looks lovely

SUADDA said...

What a colour-bomb! It's Lovely!

LiaGovers said...

You really make beautiful bags! Original and creative solutions!

Cinzia said...

Very very beautiful!

glor said...

It's wonderful! Love, love, love it! The colors are so happy.

Krawuggl said...

I just found your purse on Ravelry and immediately had to visit your blog. What a lovely purse it is, love the idea of using an old purse for the lining and your handle is very pretty, love that it is the same bright pink as the yarn. For me it also looks a bit like the fancy jolly items from the 50s/60s and they re my favorits. Very very gorgeous!

giufra said...

Ma che bellezza!!Troppo carina...Devo provare a farla!!! Bravissima!!! un abbraccio Antonella

L Johnson said...

Love this beauty!!!!

Aida said...

bright is beautiful....really lovely :)

天花天花 said...

如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。.................................................................

Killiecrankie Farm said...

WOW!
I can see a few being made at our place for big and little girls alike.
Great pattern demo, beautiful coloours - well done !

countrycosy said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! I love the shape, the colors... everything !

Muriel said...

i love the rag , these colourful flowers, well everytging. congratulations

Doris Sturm said...

FANTASTIC!!! You do great work. I love the color combination as well...no wonder your daughters want it! (I do too ;-)

countrycosy said...

I love the color, the shape... I love it all ! Thank Dawn for this brilliant idea.

Mary Jane said...

Your Cherry Pie Potholder is beautiful and I LOVE your petunia purse! You are very talented :)

martha puri natasande said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE <3