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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Spidey Bag

I finished this one up today for another exchange partner (who shall remain nameless until she receives it.) The theme was Halloween and ya know, with all the Halloween patterns out there, this one should have been a snap. But I decided to get creative and not use a pattern. So the creativity was flowing fast enough as I was crocheting the bag, but once it came to embellishing it, I hit a block wall :o\ But as exchanges have deadlines, it had to go out. I think I'll continue to work on this one a bit more to see what I can do to improve it. It's not bad, but I'd like for it to be better. Any ideas?



The purse is made with worsted weight cotton yarn. For the spider web, I used size 5 perle cotton. I might like it better if the web was larger but I only had one skein of white perle and I figured it would be enough (not that I don't have megatons of white size 10 which would have worked just as well.) But you know how it goes once you've set your mind on something. I was convinced it had to be size 5. The eyeballs on the bottom are some earrings I got at the cheapie costume jewelry store in the mall (Claire's I think it's called.) I lined it with the pirate skull fabric you see on the right there. The handle is a 36" length of chain I found in the beading/jewelry department at Joann's.

I have one more exchange project to finish this weekend, so I'm going to get back at it. Have a great day!

3 comments:

naida said...

wow Mini, great bag! very creative. I like the eyeball earrings, nice touch.

Mini said...
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Mini said...

Thank you very much :)