Friday, March 30, 2012

Show and Tell Friday! Crochet!!

Here we go for the big reveal!! I know you've waited weeks for me to get this posted and I am sorry for the delay.  I'm anxious to see what you all think!

Remember this?

I know it's really hard to figure out exactly what this is.  Looks like kind of a mess.  However, I think you'll be amazed at how it all came out.  I'm thrilled with it!  Here it is!!

It's my new purse!! I crocheted this using 100% wool yarn.  You can see how large it is in the pictures above but after washing it in the washer it shrunk down about 30%.  I made the large piece you see in the top picture, then crocheted the strap and the flap.  I then crocheted the side seams of the purse and then put it all together using crochet and sewing - using wool yarn for everything so it would shrink properly.  I ended up putting a decorative pin on the bottom of the flap and what I love is that I can change the pin to suit my mood. 

This purse was part of a kit that I bought at JoAnns Crafts.  It's been awhile since I bought it from the clearance aisle, so I don't think it is available anymore.  I can tell you that the whole purse was made with half double crochet stitches.  I added the fuzzy yarn myself for some texture and this was yarn I found at Goodwill. 

I just love this purse - it's the perfect size.  I did use some of my own wool stash yarn because I could tell that the purse would be much to small for my taste if I didn't, but it turned out my stash yarn were complimentary colors and worked beautifully.

Now it's your turn!! Please share your own show and tell here!! I would love to see what you're making, or how your decorating your home, or a new recipe or whatever!  That's the fun of show and tell - it's whatever you want to share.  Just share your link on the linky below.

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