Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Finished a new felted bag!
Oh, I love this bag. I made it for Michele Kovack because she liked my other bag and asked me if she could commission me to make one for her. Silly girl. I'm learning so I was happy to make one for her as a gift. This is the bag hanging on the wall. It makes it look longer than it really is, but that's okay. I made the front flap longer than the bag by just a tad, maybe half an inch, because there is no closure and I wanted it to not be too easy to pull up a short flap and get into the purse. It hangs so well on my body, and Michele is about my height, maybe a bit taller, so I think it will hang well on her. I'm making me one of these bags. I really love it. I love the white in it and I'm trying to decide on the other colors I'll use for mine. The yellow is also pretty nifty, with the Glittalic yarn intertwined. I also have a book with lots of felting ideas and, well, can you tell I found something else to love to do?
Here's a close up of the front. I put the silver bead on and then the other beads around it. The one in the center is a very neat metallic bead in an amber color. Michele, if you don't like the beading, I can change it. It looks like an eye. It just dawned on me that maybe you don't like eyes on your apparel.
Other news, our puppy's official name is Lacey. She responds to it, Dylan likes it, we're going with it. I liked Keela better, but hey, I'll take Lacey over "Spot" any day. She is a sweet, sweet dog. Very laid back, very placid. Not shy, but she is cautious, kind of. I found her this morning under the computer desk pulling our modem's cabling out of the floor. The door to Dustin's bedroom is closed tonight.
My mother in law is doing well. She is walking farther now, can get across her room. She has a limp, but the therapists are working on it. Amazing woman, just absolutely amazing. Your prayers and cards made her day. She got 13 cards in one day, making for a total of 18 cards, from all over the place, and she loved them all. The nurses were making a big fuss over them and where they came from and how many. It really perked up her spirits. Thank you guys all so much!!