Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Adventures in Crocheting a Purse

I found the cutest pattern a few weeks ago on Pinterest (if you have not been to Pinterest yet, check it out...... awesome!)  The pattern can be found on Ravelry (another awesome site).  Anyways, I usually just stick with afghans and hats, easy to make and not hard to screw up.  The first thing I thought of when I saw this purse was my older sister.  She got me turned on to purses and this is just something I could see her using.  The main body of the purse turned out great (well it is a little smaller than the pattern called for.....whoops).  It was when I decided to add the handles that it didn't turn out too well.  I'm not sure if I underestimated the size of the handles I would need (I don't think so), but I think I needed to make the purse bigger in general and possibly rework the opening and handles.  Also I didn't realize that I put one of the handles on backwards until I got it all sewed on :(  I think this will be a chalk it up to experience piece.  I have a few of those!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Catching up on Four Months

Well, it's been 4 months since I posted and I really have no good excuse except for life and of course Facebook and Pinterest have taken over my life.  Back in July Eric's parents came up for a visit and we did alot of the touristy Alaska things.  We went halibut fishing, went to Denali National Park, took a trip on the river and went gold panning at El Dorado.  In August I went home to visit the family for a couple of weeks.  Always love those trips.  Got to see my 3 cute nephews and the bestest friend in the whole wide world.  September wasn't really eventful, but I didn't enjoy the little bit of fall that we received.  I think I missed most of it though!  It seems like one day we were having gorgeous days and now it's snow!  I will admit that it is looking beautiful outside with the snow covered trees.

Anyways enough chit chat.  The real reason I'm updating is for posting some of my crafty creativeness.  I have been participating in a card swap on Facebook with a friend and a few of her friends.  It's been a blast.  Here are the contributions I made to the previous months swap!

All paper, stamps and punches are Stampin' Up. The next swap is due Nov. 15 and I have 1 card done already and have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing with the other.

Enjoy the cards!