I stumbled across StitchPoet’s blog one day, while searching for necklace patterns. Talk about inspiration! You know, the kind where you get giddy and excited?!?!?!
And then I saw her Chip Bag Pattern. Holy fricking guacamole! That is so ME!
So I emailed her, and asked if there was anyway to get a copy of the pattern. Thank goodness for email and the internet, because I was able to pay for a pattern AND get the PDF over a weekend. Woohoo!
OK, so I don’t have the amazing talent of Champ. Her creations are just awe inspiring. But I’ve knit up a few, though only have one finished so far.
I mistakenly stretched the bag a little when I was making a pattern for the bag lining, and in doing so, the liner came out quite, er, large. So I’ve modified the bag a bit. Using buttonholes on the liner, I added thin leather strips on the sides to help the bag maintain a nice shape.
The handles were recycled off an Op Shop salvage. I was so pleased that I was able to find something in a brown colour, as finding anything with wooden handles in Op Shops is getting tougher and tougher. All these crafty people are getting there before me.
For the lining, I picked out a nice fabric I had in stash. Can’t remember which designer fabric it is, but I thought it was beautiful. I used Champ’s label idea, with the stamped name of my blog on a piece of cotton ribbon.
Now, I need to get in gear and finish the other two.