Saturday, September 26, 2009

Liberty Antiques Festival

We went to the Liberty Antiques Festival on Friday. It is held every spring and fall in Liberty, NC. It was warm, but rained a little before we left. It is held today also, but weather is cold and rainy, glad we went yesterday.

I would love to have a dresser like this...

One lady's booth had lots of nice vintage handbags and aprons and
linens. Did you need a case for your harp? There was one for sale.
Are pink flamingos antiques? I bought a few old crochet pattern magazines
from the 1940's. There was something for everyone.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thrift shop find

I"m always looking for a way to display my potholders (you know we can't actually use them LOL ). I found this little picture at Goodwill for $4.00 and wanted it for the frame. What's unusual about it is that it has glass on the front and the back. So I took it apart and put in one of my crocheted potholders. I think it turned out pretty good.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Crochet bag

I'm still working on my crochet bag, struggling with the lining. I need to figure out what type of closure I want and then some embellishment!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Crochet purse

I've been busy crocheting a new project and spending way too much time reading other blogs and on Ravelry, so I haven't posted very much lately. But I do want to share this crochet bag project. This is my 3rd attempt and I think I finally got the hang of it. I had never done a foundation single crochet stitch and I had never done seamless crochet like this. This is a free pattern called Starling Handbag on Alice's blog I'm using Bernat Satin color Denim Mist Heather and an H-8 hook. The fabric I chose for the lining is in the second picture. Alice has great tutorials on her site and shows how to make the lining for the bag also. Here's her picture of two sizes of the bag.

This next picture is also a cute crochet bag I would like to make but she didn't have a pattern...I just thought is was so pretty. I can't remember whose blog had this one.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend...