Here’s another one of my lovely creations available at my Etsy shop! Really, I was proud of myself for making this. I wanted a sturdy purse to carry all my necessary junk, so I had to make it up as I went. I think I will make another one with multi-colors! I’m thinking of making this a freebie here on WordPress for about a week. If I hear some feedback, I’ll definitely do it.
I finished my niece’s baby blanket in time for the visit! I have used a kit modeler’s term “kit-bashed”, meaning to put a model together using pieces from other kits because it really fits with this quickie project (can we say “kit” one more time?). I personalized the colors from a very simple pattern at Lionbrand.com, added a border of my own making to go around each individual square and then again around the whole blanket, then snagged a cute owl applique from Laura Maxell’s blog and made some small revisions on that (see the feet and eyes!) All in all, it was easy to do; however, the yarn colors I wanted were not all from the same manufacturer and I really wanted the colors/texture of the other yarns, so I took that chance. As you can see, the squares were not as symmetrical as I would have liked, but I believe it was worth it, especially when I saw my niece see it in person (she follows my Facebook page!). All’s well that ends well! What have you guys been working on?