quinta-feira, 19 de maio de 2011

Bag Ta-Dah!!!! :)

Remember this?

I finally finished my mystery WIP--my colorful little flower bag :)

And doesn't it look nice...?

This is how it started out... a few flowers... a rectangle for the bottom and then a few rows in short stitch around it, to start the rounding up the bottom...

It's made of cotton yarn, the type I've used before for my other little bag (Katia's mercerized cotton Bombay and Capri for the single color).
After a few trials I came up with this pattern, which is a sort of a mixture of the larksfoot stitch and a spiked stitch--I made some and tore it appart and started again and tried again... until I was happy with the result! It's really easy, if you'd like I can make (I think!) a small tutorial. But most of the effect is given by the variegated yarn alternating with the plain navy blue yarn.

Then it all seemed to be coming together...

...and I got to like it a lot!

So when I finished I was really happy with the result! And couldn't resist a few pictures by Mom's beautiful flowers...

Still have to line it--I have the fabric for that already but we're away from home and I don't have the sewing machine here... but I'll show you again after I sew in the lining!

(PS -sorry about the lousy pictures again... but I finally found my camera charger, next time I'll show you some decent ones :) these don't do it justice, the colors are so much prettier... )

Dear Marjo from Marjo's cosy corner is sad again, things aren't working too well for her now... if you get a chance, won't you drop her a note to help her feel better...? 

16 comentários:

  1. Congratulations, it's beautiful!!!

    Well done, and you look very well too!!

    Beijocas xx

  2. Teresa, your bag is great. I love it and I especially love seeing your very lovely face. I left Marjo a comment on The Flower Bed, so tough this situation, I have a lot of people to keep in my positive thoughts, including you!
    Have a great day,

  3. Olá Teresa, vim conhecer o seu blog através da Carla, e que surpresa agradável quando vejo esse crochê lindo que você fez. Está de parabéns, é uma beleza.

  4. I LOVE THIS BAG :) It was worth the wait! how did you make the hexagons fit on the straight edge of the bag? i am trying to find ways to use hexagons with squares & straight edges to creat different patterns. CONGRATS!!! Good work :)

  5. Ohhh Teresa,

    You're back is lovely..beautiful !!!

    Thnxs for your lovely email....


  6. Wow, great choice of colors. The brights just pop out of the navy. Very cool!
    xx, Carol

  7. Absolutely ADORABLE! I couldn't imagine how it would look from your previous posts...you were teasing us with the pieces! And it's outstanding! Love all those colors...and what a perfect shape! I could fill that right up! LOL Wear it with pride...great work! x&o, Annette P.S. Poor, poor Marjo! I feel so terrible about what she's enduring! I keep sending prayers for healing!

  8. Teresa, what a great bag. I love the colours and pattern. Well done!

    Have a nice day,

  9. Teresa! Ah, mas que trabalhos encantadores. Parabéns! Beijo

  10. that is such an unusual stitch...it looks like tweed!! Well done on figuring it out. must have taken a lot of patience...of which I have little these days!!
    Have a good week end Teresa...

  11. Olá Teresa!

    A bolsa ficou superlinda. Parabens!

    E on ponto me interessa muito.


  12. wow this is so gorgeous ,i just love it :) you have got talent girl

    :) have a wonderful weekend

  13. Teresa,
    I was making up a typefault..I comment with the word "back" and I meant "bag" ...I'm so sorry !!!!

    I received your message, but my answer is coming back....so I don't know why ?!
    I mean the sms .....
    So I send you email....


  14. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments :)
    I promise I'll make a tutorial as soon as possible--it's really easy, you'll see!
    Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

  15. oh wow, it's fantastic! I would love to see a tutorial for that stitch

  16. Hi Teresa. This is gorgeous! Making bags is one of my all time favorite things. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy. Thanks for your nice comment. Wishing you a happy weekend. :)


It's always great to read your comments! :) Thank you!


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