Monday, December 29, 2008

Meital's Knitting Bag

Shortly after I made the recycled jeans bag for myself, I got the idea of making a similar bag for Meital. I even knew which colors I wanted to use, and set aside a stack of fabrics.

But we all know how slowly I operate... In this case, it was a good thing, because I had something I could make for Meital for Chanukah! At first, I'd had a different shaped bag in mind, but then I realized she needed something that was long enough to hold her knitting book (Jean Greenhowe's Jiffyknits) and her 14" straight knitting needles.

Once again, I used an old pair of my jeans. I added a few items I'd saved over the years; a pocket from a pair of jeans Meital probably wore in preschool, and a butterfly embroidery from another old pair she'd loved into holes. Liat made a beaded butterfly especially for the bag.

I started searching out trims to put over the seams, and started adding beads and sequins to embellish. Thanks go to Liat for allowing me to raid her bead stash. And I once again used beads and sequins salvaged from our old plastic mules. There is only a small amount of embroidery, but I pulled out all my hand dyed threads and glossy rayon floss for the occasion.

I'm pretty pleased with the finished result, and so is Meital! (I am not, however, thrilled with the blurry photo).

Here's another one.


LizzieK8 said...

You are so talented! It's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Sue said...

That bag is so cute! I love everything you put onto it.

It makes my fingers itch to get out my silk ribbon and beads and decorate something. But then I'd never get my knitting projects finished. :)

Sandy said...

Great shape on the purse. The colors are very soft and pretty.

Tama said...

Now that's just utterly adorable! So pretty and feminine and yet it's sure to handle being used. Great job!!!