Saturday, November 24, 2007
New Handbags... More Buttons!
It's funny when things come together really well. Like this pink bag I knit and felted last year. I made handles for it that just didn't work out, so I thought the bag would never have a chance of being toted around the way a real handbag should! Then last week when I was on Martha's Vineyard I came across this odd, faded little pink woven bag in a thrift store that looked completely useless except for it's handles. I had to put the bag to rest, but I salvaged the plastic orange handles from the wreckage and voila... they went perfectly with my unfinished tote, giving it a vintage, eclectic sort of feel.
Plus I added buttons. I'm just about to add this bag to the store as well as another felted tote I completed, a 'green' inspired super-soft wool that also features a one-of-a-kind accent. This one is a little more... au naturale.
Again I added a bundle of buttons, like I seem to do to everything. I've got another bag to finish knitting and felt today, along with some Christmas gifts on my to-do list and a few other accessories I want to make for knotty dog. Stay tuned!