Monday, October 20, 2008

The Garden Party Felted Bag

I was inspired by the "Julia Roberts" bag that someone snipped out of a magazine. I saw the copy of her bag one day at a little yarn boutique and wanted to make my own version of it. Instead of silk flowers, I felted my flowers and added a few extras to it. At the time, I was experimenting with dying my own wool yarn with Kool-Aid and started working on this purse. It was so much fun and the creative juices just flowed out. And of course I had to use some "fun fur". I wore my bag to a baby shower and a cousin loved it so much that she wanted me to make one for her just like it. I explained that I couldn't duplicate the bag but if she wanted, I'd gladly sell it to her. She agreed and I sold my first purse. I later took it home and lined it for her. The "Garden Party Bag"is my pride and joy.
Enjoy it Cec and wear it in good health.


Acorn to Oak said...

What a great bag! And, what a great sale! Congratulations on both! I still can't believe it's dyed with KookAid! That sounds so fun! :-)

Feisty Hooker said...

Heh heh heh... It was fun but a pain in the ass!!! after it was dyed, it was sorting it out and untangling it to wind it up.