They say writing is a craft. It is building a story with words. I love to write and I love words, but I also like to try my hand at other things too.
4 Placemat Purse Project
This is a bag I just completed on January 17, 2016, It was made totally out of 4 placemats and an antique button out of my mother’s old button jar. I began the project with no idea as to where to start, so I just jumped into it. This is the front view of the bag.
This is a side view of the bag. When I had it completed, I decided the sides needed to be gathered in and made smaller at the top. So I made a double pleat, then I tacked the top and top of the pleats together.
This is the back view of the bag. Also, I had a piece of semi-firm plastic from an old cloth grocery bag. I cut it down and sewed it in the bottom of the bag so the bottom would lay flat. This project took me about 5 to 6 hours to complete, making the pattern up as I went. It is not perfect by any means and is actually crude in places, but it’s serviceable and I had fun making it.
Blue Crochet Prayer Shawl
This is a crocheted prayer shawl I made a couple of years ago. Many years ago a friend taught me to crochet. I did not learn the stitch I was taught. I was told afterwards, that the stitch I made did not exist. It was totally my own and they had no idea how I did it. I did finally learn how to do a double crochet for edging, but I keep it pretty simple, nothing fancy.
Pink Camo Baby Blanket
This is another simple baby blanket I made for my daughter’s friends upon the arrival of their little girl. They like camo, so we made it pink. It’s still my same simple stitch, with a little bit of a double crochet ruffle around it.
Hand Turned Wooden Ink Pens
Here are 4 hand turned wooden ink pens made by my husband, Don. He’s a great woodworker and has made numerous boxes, bookshelves, wooden window valances, and a couple of home entertainment centers. He has recently framed our bathroom mirrors and he is looking forward to more woodworking projects.