As you may recall, I purchased some wonderful cotton yarn in bright colors awhile back. I made a few items including this cute baby hat and bootie set:
The knitting pattern I used was quick and easy and I enjoyed seeing how the colors came together. It was fun to crochet the embellishments. So, after I finished this project I did some online searching for another project and came up with African flower motifs. It's basically a take on the granny square.
There was a lovely bag pattern I found online to make from African flower motifs. I began making 32 motifs from my bright cotton yarns. I think it took me longer to weave in all the loose threads but I finally finished the motifs and was ready to put them together.
There was a diagram showing how to sew the motifs together. I sat for hours at my kitchen table putting the motifs together as shown in the diagram. When I was ready to join the last row, it looked horrible. The motifs were stitched together per the directions but they didn't line up and looked horrible. I had slip stiched them together so I thought that maybe this was the problem. I took them all apart and then proceeded to sew them together with a yarn needle. And I decided to use them for another style of bag.
After a few more hours working at my kitchen table, here's what I came up with:
Can you see the way the motifs "puff" out? They don't lay flat! Also, as you can see, this bag is still not finished as I need to complete the top of the bag, line it and probably put some type of reinforcement in the bottom of the bag.
I think I have lost my patience.............I always finish projects that I start on and right now, I have placed this bag on the back shelf. Maybe, just maybe, I will work on it again. But for now, I started on a lovely little baby sweater knitted with a blend of silk and angora thread. I think it should be finished in a few days and I can post the finished photo next time.
I hope you all have a great week. If you have any tips for my project described in this post, I would love to hear from you. Please remember to stop by Handmade Harbour. I love to visit that website and get some great ideas. Until next time, have fun!