Sunday, September 14, 2014

An Itty Bitty Bag

Thank you all so much for your ideas and comments on
"What should I do with the "La Vie en Rose" afghan test swatch?"
I loved all the ideas:
Table topper for candle or a vase of flowers.
A doll cushion (very sweet).
A wall hanging with strings and tassels.
A dollhouse area rug.
A dressing table doily.
and this is the one I went with:
"Little Bag"
as suggested by E Strea Chikitu.
I took the easy route, though, and crocheted a cord,
wound it in and out of the spaces in the shells,
sewed the ends together and pulled.
Like this:
and that was easy!

I think I will place a little box of "Aplets and Cotlets", in the
 "Little Bag", as they coordinate with the bag and are so very delicious.
Mmmmm...apples, apricots and walnuts.
Oh, maybe a box for me, too.
It will be a gift. :-) 


  1. That's such a cool method of turning it into a bag, and I love how it looks! A fabulous use for your test piece. I'm sure the recipients will love it. :)

  2. I love what you made with it.

  3. Great idea - I think it's a lovely gift bag. :)

  4. It's so cute. The colors are so autumn. Now I have a craving for a plate of apples, walnuts and apricots. Yum. xo

  5. That's a nice idea and quick one to do.

  6. I missed that post, but you got some great suggestions! A little bag is perfect. :)

  7. ah thnx for taking my suggestion! I like your easy route too (I suggested to make two of them and thand stitch 3 sites right?)
    Lovely little purse you made!

  8. Adorable purse Astri. What a clever idea.


  9. Hello Astri! I haven't been on for,awhile, so hello. I love the cute little bag. Adorable. xxoo