1.31.2012

for a friend


For a friend.

Believing the impossible.

And pushing me in a good sense.


The pattern is one of the those single sheets that grace the aisles at the yarn store -- and for
the life of me,
I can not find it to give appropriate credit to the designer....
~
I used my g hook 
this yarn 
& the flower comes from this book.

And lastly, hand sewed fabric for the lining.



"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin


29 comments:

erdbeerdiamant said...

omg, your friend's defi-nite-ly got to love you :))

Penelope said...

How absolutely stunning, the colours the design, the flower, the fabric. Pure beautiful genius! xox Penelope
ps. love the quote at the end

vivke said...

very very nice

Bénédicte (l'aiguille étourdie) said...

It's a real marvel!
Your friend is very lucky to have you as a friend!

Everlasting said...

Lucky friend! It is a lovely gift!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow! So beautiful! Your work truly is amazing. I learned to crochet 25 years ago and I still can't do projects like this. :/ Best wishes, Tammy

Grateful4Crochet said...

This is beautiful!!

Aisyah Helga said...

That bag is so PRETTY!! I envy your friend! Love your quote ;)

Andi said...

Really Dawn, does your talents have no end? This is just beautiful. Your friend deserves this, she picked you for a friend, didn't she? :)

Rani said...

I am just learning to crochet and your blog is inspiring. I just happen to make a 'mum' type flower just like that for a washcloth, if you can believe it! I LOVE it!

Krawuggl said...

Oh Dawn, this bag is most beautiful and your friend is really blessed for having your friendship, for giving handmade gifts with all your heart. I love your colour combination a lot, I would have never thought that rust could look so very good, but the combination with your blue flower makes it sing. What a joy it then must be for your friend to look inside the bag, to see this pretty fabric which gives an extra bonus. Happy, happy friend!

Pradeepa said...

Oh great! Dawn, this looks absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE the color combo. What a lucky friend.

Jeanne said...

What a beauty, Dawn. Your friend is a lucky gal indeed. Thanks for sharing. The new books you linked look interesting!

Stine Hoelgaard Johansen said...

Åhhhh, what a beatiful peace of work
I am so glad, that I found your blog

Stine:)

Marilyn said...

please take this the right way...but I thought I had accidently clicked onto one of those French sites where they show all that incrediblly beautiful needlework that is ooo la la soo soo Frrench!! this is so fantastic...and now will you send "thomas" on his way ... you can do anything...and you do it, oo la la, soo soo well!!!

Anna said...

Lucky friend...
Hug
Anna

annemarie said...

How beautiful - I so enjoy seeing all your wonderful work. Love the colors.

Kris said...

What a fantastic and beautiful blog you have. I can't wait to dig deeper into it! But today I am having my knitting/crochet group come over (The Knitty Bitties) so I must scoot. But I will be back!!!
Kris

Cecilia - Titi said...

Absolutely adorable, I am charmed with it, congratulations. Regards from Chile, Titi

Lelia said...

Fabulous bag! Job well done.

Angela Thee said...

Your friend is very lucky, this is beautiful.

MailleEnLair said...

Waow, gorgeous !!! Congratulations

Soleil said...

Hello! I’m passing on to your blog “The Versatile Blogger” Award if you wish it. Take a look here: http://olgasoleil.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html
Have a nice day!
Olga ☼

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Dawn I do so love your bag... I was wondering if you remember where you gotit or if you know where I might get a copy of the bag pattern would you please email me at bethelcallin at yahoo dot com... I think it is such a lovely shaped bag... thank you for sharing... Bethel

handmade said...

Absolutely Beautiful !!!!! with a big B I love the design and it is terrific with the blue flower.... lovely lovely lovely

needlekrafter said...

this is so, so beautiful-- if you ever happen to find the pattern sheet, would you mind posting the name of the pattern? this is so pretty. perfect matching of colors. absolutely lovely! :)

Claire said...

Sometimes we all need a little push....the bag looks great.
Love the lining fabric and the flower too.

It's obvious alot of time, love and care have gone into the making of this bag.

Claire :}

Danette said...

Ooh~La~La! I'm Lovin' it!
Danette

needlekrafter said...

Dawn, I have been trying to track down this pattern since first seeing your post a few years ago. I was able to find a booklet for purchase and it's from Annie's and is called Pretty Purses Shoulder Sling #2693. This is one of the most lovely purses I have ever seen! :)