Monday, January 16, 2012

Instant Inspiration

On December 28th, Lorraine posted a 2011 craft/project recap.  When I saw the boutique bags I immediately grabbed whatever yarn I had close at hand and crocheted one up within an hour's time .  The pattern was originally posted by Sara at Tangled Happy and was really easy to follow.  (Sara's blog is where I finally learned how to crochet a granny square). 
My first boutique bag was presented to my friend, Melissa, with a few gifts inside.   I will definitely be making more using different yarns (but think I'll make a smaller flower next time).
Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.  ~Dodinsky

We've had another beautiful day in my corner of the world.  Sending wishes your way for a great new week.

20 comments:

Heather - The Good Life said...

Cute bag Tammy, thank you for sharing the link. :-)

Pam said...

I love the little bag. Handmade items are so personal and I'm sure your friend loved it. I really like the flower.
Have a good week.

Mereknits said...

I love your bag, I have made several last year and loved them. Sara's blog is one of my fav's. Have a great day,
Meredith

Barbina said...

I love your bag! Soo cute! Thank you so much for the link!
Have a great week!

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Tammy
After looking at my cats, flowers are the next best thing for cheering me up.
Briony
x

Tina Eudora said...

Oh "T" I love it! I always have scads of yarn bits left over and I can't throw anything out so this is just perfect for using up cloth and yearn pieces and making something gorgeous on a quiet evening! Hugs!
Tina xo

Kathleen said...

What a cute little bag. I'm going to check out Sara's blog for any help with learning to crochet. I don't know if I'm repeating myself but.. I like the new look on your blog and am so glad your lovely photos are now a lot bigger. :)

Little Treasures said...

The bag is lovely!! Thank you for sharing the link!

Annaboo said...

Ooooo, lovely bag- great colour too.
Another one to bookmark for my ever-increasing rainy day projects...!

Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.
Xx

nanny said...

I love the little bag. It is so precious....you are so talented.

Diane said...

What a wonderful little bag. I love the colors of the bag and flower. Glad you have a beautiful day there. Diane

Linda said...

Nice job, Tammy, it's lovely.

Kind regards,
Linda

LDH said...

I love the colors of your bag! It turned out so cute! Thank you much for the link back to my blog! :)

Happy to hear you are enjoying such lovely weather. It's cold here!

Astri said...

What a wonderful gift in an hour. Hour projects are the best kind!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE IT!! That is such a cute bag, Tammy and such a wonderful gift for your friend, Melissa! Great job! Have a wonderful day. blessings ~ Tanna

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
What an adorable bag,I love the colours. to think it only takes an hour to make. No excuses about time being too short. I believe we all can be creative however little time we have.
Smiles across the miles...
Angela.

Helen Philipps said...

What a lovely quotation..flowers really do bring a huge amount of pleasure especially when the weather is grey. Love your bag and the crochet flower too, Tammy. (I liked your previous post...we had blue skies here on Sunday as well, it was very cold and very bright!) Have a lovely week.
Helen x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Darling, darling bag. I went to Lorraine's blog and looked at her projects. Telling my age and all, I made one of those flower ice-cream sundae pieces years ago (like in the late 80s). In fact, I made several of them, until I ran out of sundae glasses. What fun to see others are still making these. I don't feel dated at all (grin).

Serena Lewis said...

I have got to make me a few of those boutique bags...LOVE 'EM! I actually like the large flower...very cute! Thanks for the sharing the link, Tammy.

Tammy said...

An adorable bag!

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