It’s been a while since I shared a project or two, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy working on stuff. (I am a little late in sharing this post though.) In the first few months of the year, I was mostly working on the three projects below, for a week I spent in Scottsdale, AZ with my sister in honor of our birthdays (3 weeks apart). I obviously couldn’t share them before the trip (and have been working like a maniac since then) but now I can share!
The first project is actually my very first bag. It was based mostly off this pattern, however I ended up ripping out about 4″ as I felt it was too tall.
It was VERY roomy – probably better for a beach bag where you might need to carry your own towel. (Towels were provided pool-side where we were at so we didn’t need to carry any with us.) I also think if I made this again, I would shorten the handles a little bit. It stretches out and I think I would have enjoyed the bag a little bit shorter. All in all, LOVED that I had my very own hand-made bag to use.
I also made two sun hats: the Southern Breeze and the Southern and Sassy Hat, both patterns by Elk Studio. If you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen a sneak peek of me testing out some of the stitches.
The only unfortunate thing was that I tried (not so successfully) to pack these in my suitcase so they got a little crumpled. I had stiffened them so they would hold their shape (along with the millinery wire in the brim). Even though they were a little crumply, they bounced back and were fine for casual pool side lounging.
These projects were definitely new for me – stretching me out beyond scarves and blankets – and I loved it! I look forward to many more unique projects this year.