Tuesday, June 27, 2006

my fat bottom...............bags

fat bottom bags, you make the rockin' world go 'round....or something like that. this purse is made from a pattern found in a hip new(ish) book called 'stitch 'n bitch crochet: the happy hooker' by debbie stoller. i would highly recommend this book especially for someone just starting out, which i'm not, but that's neither here nor there. i wish this book had been around when i was just starting out, it would have answered a lot of my 'howdeedoodat' questions. still, the book has a diverse selection of patterns for crocheters of all levels to try...like this pattern, called the 'fat bottom bag', which is made in cotton yarn, but i suppose you could alter it and use whichever yarn struck your fancy.

'hey, psst....show us yer lining'....

well, if you insist...the lining isn't part of the pattern in the book, but i figured since it was a crocheted bag, the proper (and smart, unless you like losing yer stuff) thing to do would be to line it...and so i did! now you would think that something as complicated-sounding as lining a purse would be a hard thing to do...but it really isn't, and i think it turned out well.
this pattern didn't really have a lot of holes in it, so you really could get away with not lining it if you wanted to, but i figured what the heck, it was there, i was there, why not? the handles, well that was a bit of a production...they seem to be on the 'endangered species' list around these parts, and they don't come cheap if you do find them, unless you really look, but it's all in a day's work for a crafty wench.

and just in time for canada day:

here's my patriotic contribution to the world of hip must-have fashion accessories....what canadian lass wouldn't proudly stand on guard whilst dangling this beauty from her arm? okay, it's a rhetorical question, you don't all have to answer at once.


Pammy said...

I love this bag! Can you make me a black one? LOL

kay said...

hugh betcha! although i think you'd have to settle for navy as i can't seem to find any of the black around these parts :o)