I finished another large bag this morning. I love cardinals, they are beautiful and have a very distinctive song. They add much needed color to a very otherwise dreary winter scene. When I saw this fabric I knew I had to make a bag, I have enough fabric to make another one for myself as this one is in my shop.
I also finished the hat that goes with the sweater I am knitting for Maddie. It’s cute, hope she’s not getting to old to enjoy the colors I had chosen last year.
I have made a couple of these larger knot bags but had given them to some special friends.
This one I can put in my shop :). You can not see the sparkle on the fabric on the green boughs but it is stunningly beautiful. Looks like snow, I really wanted to keep this one for myself, but I have enough left to make a medium bag for me :). This one is large enough for sweaters and shawls for knitters.
Sometimes when you are really busy doing for family, as the mom you wonder if your children really appreciate all you do for them. I’m not saying that my children don’t appreciate the things I do, just as a mom you sometimes wonder because they are so busy with their own lives. Well, my daughter showed me just how much she appreciated all I am doing for her with a beautiful yellow Orchid, just because. It is so pretty, she even remembered my favorite color for flowers is yellow. How’s that for remembering :).
Well “The boys” finally won a game last night against an old rival, the Redskins. Was an exciting game even though I had taken an antihistamine and fell asleep before the end, so I found out this morning that they won. Hehe, I don’t generally fall asleep during a football game, but it happens :).
Winter Deer Knot Bag View 1
Winter Deer Knot Bag View 2
New bag completed. It’s a pretty winter deer scene with sparkles all over. The green is actually a little more intense than the picture shows, really pretty scene.
I’ve begun knitting the hat that goes with the sweater I haven’t yet finished for the little one I watch. That way she will have something she can wear soon, while I work on the sweater. I’ll post a picture when I get it finished.
Star Wars Knot Bag 2 view 1
Star Wars Knot Bag 2 view 2
I did get this sewn up today :). Cute fabric with the some of the original Star Wars characters, Darth Vader, R2D2, C3PO, and Luke Skywalker.
I have two of the Winter series bags cut out, one is a medium size and the other a large. Might get one sewn up tomorrow, but it might be next week before I get them done.
I didn’t finish the knitted hat yesterday, but very close and it will be finished for sure today :). I will get a picture of it put up tomorrow because I intend to give it to the recipient Sunday. 🙂
Winter storm watch today, and about 5 to 8 inches of snow expected overnight they said. Winter appears to be here. Is it Spring yet?
Christmas Ivy Bag
This is the last Holiday bag I have planned to sew for this season, tho I do enjoy all the beautiful Holiday fabrics. I do have another Star Wars bag cut out and a Winter bag cut out. I will be adding a Winter bag collection to my Etsy shop after the Star Wars bag is finished. 🙂 Some of those will be larger bags like the Cowboy bag in the previous post. They will be large enough for a good sized shawl and perhaps a sweater.
I’m close to finishing the knitted hat I’m working on for my friend’s husband. I’ll post a picture of it when it is done, maybe tomorrow. 🙂
Speaking of tomorrow, we are suppose to have a mixture of snow and rain tomorrow, turning into just snow in the evening and overnight. Projections for amounts are around 3 inches or more, depending on how warm the ground is and how much of it melts. I knew it had to come, but I’m never ready for snow :P.
Cowboys Bag 3 sizes
I got the large Cowboys bag made for my son in law. I took a picture of all three sizes so you could see the differences between them. The larger bag takes more fabric (3/4 of a yard of main fabric and same for liner), but is a little easier to sew around the handles so I guess it’s a trade off. 🙂 If you click on the picture it will enlarge in another window.
We had some really bad Thunderstorms through last night. High winds and tornado warnings. They said someone sighted a tornado touch down in one of the surrounding towns but we didn’t have one here thank goodness. I didn’t hear of anyone getting hurt, but there were branches blown off trees in the road and peoples trash cans in the roads. The rains stopped this morning sometime but the winds didn’t die down until about 6pm. I’m ready for some sun now ;P.
The 2nd hat I’m knitting out of the polypay is coming along. The first one (that I forgot to get a picture of 😦 ) was 1×1 rib, this one is a 2×2 rib. Playing to see what looks best. I’m hoping “crosses fingers” to have it done by Saturday evening.
Christmas Tree Knot Bag
Holiday Reindeer Knot Bag
I have several new Christmas Knot Bags made for my Etsy shop. These two are embroidered. Was fun picking out the designs from all the designs I’ve purchased and amassed over the years. I wanted them to be simple but elegant :).
The two below are some really pretty Christmas fabrics I saw. They were calling me to make them. So many beautiful fabrics, so little time lol.
Christmas Bag 1
Christmas House Bag
I did finish the knitted hat from the polypay yarn, but sadly I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to them. I still have one more to make, so I will try to remember to get a picture of this one before giving it. I have the skein rolled into a ball and have begun casting on.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving season and preparing for an equally wonderful Christmas season. 🙂
Hearts Bag 2 view 1
Hearts Bag 2 view 2
I made another Hearts Knot Bag. This one I have put in my Etsy Shop, I might have to buy some more of this fabric and make one for myself because I think the fabric is so beautiful :).
The last two weeks have been sooooo hectic, I’m hoping after this week end that my life might get back to some kind of normalcy. Time will tell.
I’m working on a hat from the polypay yarn for my friend and it’s almost finished, I will post a picture when it’s done. I will have her son try it on before I do the other one so I know if the size was correct for the other one I need to knit for her husband.
Star Wars Bag view 1
Star Wars Bag view 2
My computer bit the dust and for a about 1 1/2 weeks I had to use my daughters computer to get online for my email and Etsy shop. My dad was kind enough to get me another lap top. Hard to have an online business and not have a way to be on line :P. Dad’s are wonderful :).
This is my Star Wars medium size bag. I love Star Wars and since they are getting ready to have a new Star Wars movie come out in December I have access to fabrics with Star Wars designs :). I may get one more Star Wars design fabric.
I have been working on other bags as well, pictures posted below. They are embroidered instead of using the patterned fabrics I have been using. It’s interesting deciding on the embroidery designs for them. I chose “I Love Knitting with Handspun” and “Obsessed Knitter” for these two, I will be make more of the embroidery bags.
The hurricane that went through Mexico and Texas sure gave us some really rainy, windy weather Tuesday and Wednesday in the midwest. Tuesday was down pours most of the day, today was light rain most of the day but it seems to have subsided now. Even tho the temps were in the 40’s and that is not really cold for here, that cold/wet wind seemed bone chilling. Just a not so gentle reminder that winter is on the way :(.
I Love Knitting with Handspun bag view 2
Obsessed Knitter Bag view 2
Patriotic Bag view 1
Patriotic Bag view 2
Loved this fabric when I saw it at Hobby Lobby and thought then that it would make a great bag, and I think it did. :). Reminds me of Summer and picnics and warm days and with Fall coming I am going to need those thoughts because Winter is right around the corner, and Winter here is a long and very cold season :).
I’ll try to get some pictures of the beautiful foliage of the the changing colors of the trees around here.