Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The "Candace" purse

This purse was commissioned by a friend of mine. He wanted it for his aunt's birthday. I used Trendsetter Yarns Sunshine in red and black (I don't recall the color numbers). It's actually very pretty yarn, but it was a pain to work with. Very slippery, easily frayed. It turns out a beautiful project if you can handle using it. Here's the full view.

Here's a closeup of the embroidered name.

The woven handle.

The lower edge, where I had to crochet a bit to go over the sewn lower edge.

Where I had to hand sew in the zipper. (Boy, was that a pain in my butt.)

Candi's cotton-candy purse.

One of the girl's I work with wanted me to make her a purse. It had to be pink, and she wanted circular bamboo handles. So, this is what I came up with. It's knitted stockinette in the round from the bottom up, bound off, then crocheted with sc for 1 or 2 rows, then the fishnet stitch for 3 rows, then another couple rows of sc. The handles are simply sewn on with a whip stitch. I used Lion Brand Fun Fur and doubled it up with Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn. It worked up really fast and easy.

The baby girl layette set.

So I had crocheted a baby girl layette set to have on hand in case anyone i knew got pregnant and had a girl. Then my sister got pregnant. She's having a girl. So now she has the layette. Yay, I'm going to be an aunt. And it's a super cute layette. See for yourself.

I used Bernat Baby Coordinates in the lavender color, and the Fairytale Set pattern from the Red Heart Soft Baby pattern book Soft and Sweet. It took a little bit to work up, but it was pretty easy to work.