Thursday, September 12, 2013

Finished crocheted purse and next one started :-)

Good morning Friends ~ It’s another gray day with a possibility of thunderstorms. We had rain off and on yesterday so it was another indoor day for me. I finished the first purse and just love it, although there is some tweaking for me to do with these.  I started another one too using a ‘dusty rose’ colored thread.  Last evening I had a commenter say that she loved the purse and thought it would look good in dusty rose. Amazing.

Here the little purse is finished. I finished off the sides with crochet, then crocheted an edge across the top, and also sewed on some tiny beads just above the ribbon. The size of the purse is about 4 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches high.

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09-12-ecru-purse- edge

09-12-ecru-purse- inside

09-12-ecru-purse- top-edging

In the photo below, the color isn’t true as it’s not in daylight, but lamplight, taken early this morning.

I have 9 more leaves and flowers to make to complete all of the elements for this purse. I timed what I did yesterday, each different pattern, so that I would know how much time it takes me to create this. With just the elements, it will take a little over four hours. Sewing them all on, adding the beads, crocheting the sides closed and the the edging will take more time.  How much, I’ll let you know later.  I love creating.

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Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. 

Author unknown

Have a great weekend.

FlowerLady

P.S.

I posted this then did a research on drawstrings, as I didn’t have it right at all, now I do.

Easy peasy, and yippee!

 

22 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You have very creative fingers, these would be wonderful for wedding money bags.

Sandra said...

These are just gorgeous Lorraine, and I love the colors you picked for both :)

lemonverbenalady said...

Just beautiful work as always, FL! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! A brief stop by. Hopefully I'll get caught up soon! xo

crafty cat corner said...

Gorgeous in pink, so, so pretty.
Briony
x

Skeeter said...

You have such a knack for creating beautiful things! Now send us a little bit of that rain as we could finally use some. This month has been lacking for the gardens while last month was a soaker..... Happy Needle Play!

Becky said...

Gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see t he rose one completed.

Mrs. Mac said...

So beautiful! That's a dedication of love to make one of these bags. You have so many talents.

lil red hen said...

VERY pretty!! I'm so glad you have this enjoyable craft to work on.

Maryann said...

I also think this would be beautiful for a bride

Balisha said...

I was thinking of brides too. I think that they look nice with matching linings. The blue lining was nice, but the lace just seems to call for a matching liner. Just my opinion. The rose one will be beautiful.
Balisha

Deb said...

This is so cute! You are very talented!

Julie said...

This is the sweetest, most beautiful little bag! I love it. What could I put in it. It already contains love and magic!
xoxo- Julie

Nancy J said...

Creative talents of the highest, and the quote, I love it. Colours that so suit your hand work. Greetings from Jean.

gld said...

You do such beautiful work. I am glad somebody is getting rain. We are now in day 30 without.

Have a wonderful weekend.

tina said...

Those are little gems you make that will be treasured for a long long time by some lucky person.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of This and That said...

Love, love this little purse!

Sallysmom said...

These would be great if a lady was going out for the evening and was dressed up.

Jean Campbell said...

The previous post was a special one. You are being looked after.

Now to the gorgeous purses. You do such lovely work. I meant to crochet after I retired and it just never happened. Irish Roses and Picots and popcorns, that was going to be me. Cream colored thread, beautiful edgings. I am living that notion vicariously through your blog.

Susan said...

Your little purse is adorable. It looks like quite a bit of work to make and assemble all the pieces. You're lucky to have had some rain. It's been very dry up my way.

Kalantikan said...

Hi Lorraine, how are you now, looks you are doing very well. When i was young i thought people who crochet are the older ones, and i wonder why from elementary to high school i was so passionate doing them. I finished curtains, bed covers, table covers, pillow cases, centerpiece, etc. When i stopped after high school, and now old (haha) i don't want to do it anymore! And it seems i don't also want to use anything with crochet!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

all of your handwork
plus gardens
are beautiful...

Barbara said...

Love the little purses! Barbara