I finally finished my Blossoming Bag! I started the band for the handles yesterday afternoon, then I stayed up late after my chamber choir rehearsal so I could get the second handle attached (getting to the end of a WIP is like the final chapter of a good novel – you simply must finish it now!). Whipped up the two little dangling blossoms today and voila!
I thoroughly enjoyed this project, from Cherry Heart. The instructions couldn’t have been clearer – I even used the crochet diagrams, which I normally shirk from because they look confusing. Not so here, and now I’ve learned another skill!
The join-as-you-go technique made this crochet together quickly, and the double-sided lining was sewn up in no time.
I’m pleased with my lining, as I’m still a novice with the sewing machine. The inner lining is the ditsy floral, the outer lining, which peeps through the holes between the flowers, is a plain light green linen.
I had quite a spring in my step as I carried this on the school run today, forcing everyone I passed to stop and admire my handiwork...
Now it’s on to the next crochet project
I’m very keen to start working with this T-shirt yarn straight away so I can do a review of this book!
I know a lot of you already have Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers either in your hands or on your wish lists...so the lovely Marianne from Ladybird Diaries and I are organising a Crochet-A-Long to get us all working on some flowery projects! More on this project very soon...
P.S. Thank you to everyone for your comments on the Monday Cake! I've heard from a few of you who tried it with other jams; it seems to work with every kind...yum!