Sunday, December 1, 2013

Just the Essentials, Please - Little Felted Bags that Carry Just What You Need


Looking over my posts for the past couple of months (and yes, I realize I've been delinquent in posting lately, but I am just so baconey* busy), you might come to the conclusion that I've become obsessed with felting.  While I've tried purchasing and recycling old wool sweaters by felting them and making them into new creations, I have to say I find it more enjoyable to create new crochet designs and felt them. Recently, I created some new, small, felted bags that I crochet all in one piece, in a manner somewhat similar to the Simple Felted Crocheted Purse, for which I posted the pattern in October.

I call these new little purses my "Just the Essentials" bags, because they are designed to carry your phone, your keys, your id and/or credit cards, and a bit of cash (depending on the size of your phone, you might also fit in your lip gloss) -- only the things you really need when you are out and about and don't want to be saddled with a big, heavy purse.  The bags have a long strap, so you can wear them cross-body or over your shoulder. All of the one-of-a-kind embellishments on these bitty felted bags are either crocheted and then sewn onto the purse, or embroidered directly on the purse.






I took these photos using my phone at Art Is In Market at Laurel Park Place Mall where I have the purses for sale. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, but they're the best I could do with my phone (I forgot my camera -- another "bacon*" event I'll chalk up to being overwhelmingly busy).

If you have any questions about these little purses, or are interested in having one custom made, just for you, please get in touch. :)

*Note: "Bacon" is my son's substitute for a whole variety of expletives. Hence, the title of his comic strip, "Bleeping Bacon Bits".  I kind of like it, so I've adopted it.

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