Thursday, January 25, 2007

Inspiration: The Crafter´s Companion

I want to do the projects in the order that they come in the book so I´ve started on a quilt but that´s going to take a while. I finished some log cabin squares a while back which I have incorporated into the top of the quilt and I´ll be using some old bed linen for underneath. I have yet to buy batting and do the real work which is very well outlined in the book by Amy Carol. Her instructions have finally given me the courage to start something that I´ve wanted to do for ages.
In the meantime... I do a lot of shopping as there are 5 mouths to feed in this household so I have gone on to make something practical, a market bag - designed by Anna Torborg, the mastermind behind this wonderful book. I added a crochet base to the bag to make it stronger and I made the handles a little longer so they would fit over my shoulder. I love how it fits into its little pouch so I can take it with me in my handbag and don´t have to buy plastic bags to carry my shopping home.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

You are doing so well with this! Love the fabrics - and the crocheted bottom - genius!

Mirre said...

Lovely fabrics for your bag!

African Kelli said...

I have had such fun reading that book too. I can't wait to pick out a project and dive in!

Barb said...

That is quite simply the prettiest shopping bag I've ever seen!