Sunday, January 15, 2012

Take 2

This cheerful purse was a Christmas gift for my mom, and an improvement over the last one I made. The layer of interfacing makes a world of a difference, and allows it to stand up on its own. For the lining I used Lotta Jansdotter's Echo fabric in Brass Florine. Instead of elastic cord for the closure I sewed a loop out of canvas and pressed it flat to fit snugly. The carved wooden button is from my mom's own collection-- she was happy to see it put to good use!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

All Set

We have a small 36" round table and finding the right size placemat has been a challenge. I decided to end the hunt by crocheting a set of 14" placemats using the Granny Circle Placemat pattern and Blue Sky Skinny Cotton Yarn. They add a lot of warmth to our table and also help protect it from the inevitable nicks and scratches.

*I made these small bowls in a ceramics course a few years ago. They're perfect for our morning oatmeal.