a handbag for Ruth

It started with this flower.

From this book:

And it became the focal point of this handbag. 

A handbag for Ruth. 

And being that she is celebrating her 93rd birthday...

And blue is her favorite color....

And zippers don't cut it for a massive stroke victim --- but pockets for tissues and sunglasses (yes, she is still a diva needing her shades...) I sewed this handbag for her.  Now when we go out shopping (which we do frequently) she can do it in style.

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This flower was so easy & quick to crochet that I started to think about all of the fabric in my stash.  And yarn.

A lot!

And since this handbag was so easy to sew ( I just drew out a purse template on cruddy paper and sewed it from there)...and the flower so fun & fast --


It's the makings for some (a lot!) cute handbags with 'crochet-cute' flowers as added embellishment.


Marilyn said...

we girls can never have too many bags...even though I only have one at a time!!! Ruth will love it I know and be so envied...you better make a lot so you can sell them...so you can buy more fabric and yarn to make more bags with fleurs!!!

Brigi said...

what a wonderful creative idea!!! love the purple-lilac colors.

Deborah Hamilton said...

That is a precious bag! It's amazing what a difference the flower makes.

Unknown said...

Olá Dawn
O que uma simples flor de crochet pode fazer, a mala ficou linda, muito delicada. Adorei.

Bari Jo said...

ooooohhhhhh.....LOVE the bag you made - and the crochet flower with the covered button center - perfection! Just love your work! :O)

Unknown said...

What a nice gift. The flower really compliments the fabric. I'm sure your "diva " will love it.

Megan said...

Super cute! And so awesome that she still goes shopping with you. What fun!

Mariah said...

Pra você com carinho!!!
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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The flower just MAKES the bag Dawn!

Pradeepa said...

That's a very pretty bag and a prettier flower, Dawn. Ruth is going to LOVE it.

Aisyah Helga said...

Wow Dawn! You're a lady on a mission! I just loooove Ruth's bag! A favorite color combination of mine - brown+blue. I can't wait to see the finished bags esp the purple one!

needlekrafter said...

This is so lovely-- Ruth is sure to love it! :) I surely do.

Stine Hoelgaard Johansen said...

So very, very lovely


Nana said...

How loovely it looks on the bag... great idea!


Anna said...

Great choice of colors ! Beautiful result !

Tina said...

Lucky Ruth!! The bag is just gorgeous!
Can't wait to see more of them. :)

sue said...

What a gorgeous bag, your friend will adore it I'm sure!

hooksandyarns said...

Great bag - it's very pretty. :)

Donna said...

What a sweetheart you are! Ruth is blessed to have a friend like you! I loved that adorable purse as well as the other purses "in progress". You choose the most beautiful colors and your work is so well done. I am envious that you can just draw up your own pattern and have it turn out so well. Thanks for sharing your creations with us. Your blog is my "happy place".

annemarie said...

What a sweetie you are and Ruth is so lucky to have as part of her life. I love the bag and that flower is the perfect finishing touch!

Stringgles said...

I love how you added the flower to the bags. It gave me a great idea to do with some of my flowers hanging around the house

susiloci said...

Preciosas flores. Tienes un blog fantástico. Felicidades.

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

love crochet flowers, in any way shape or form. including yours. terrific!

kyra =) said...

How do you make those beautiful flowers? I would love the pattern!