At the end of August, I had lunch with friends, one of which showed up with this 3-D Leaf Bag she had recently finished making.
(You can find her on Instagram @whiskersandyarn.)
It was then that she had the bright idea that me and two other friends should also make the bags since it was really a very easy pattern. To encourage us to make one, she said she would do all the finishing for us (adding a lining, pocket, magnetic clasp and handles).
As you can see, we accepted the challenge and were successful in crocheting the bags. (Aruna's is top left, Zhraa's bottom left, and my two are on the right.) We were given a diagram to follow, but I had previously come across a YouTube tutorial by Annoo Crochet so that's what I followed. Turns out, they were very easy to make, though I have to say, there was still a lot of frogging with the first bag.
The second one went much quicker.
A couple of weeks ago, I got the bags back from Rene.
I posted them to Instagram on Saturday and they've received a whole lot of love. I've even had many people ask if I will make more to sell but I'm not a big fan of making things over and over again. I was really pleased to make two and knew Rene would be very surprised which made it worthwhile. So, we'll see. There might be more bags in the future (Rene has already agreed to do the finishing on any additional bags).