Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bring it on, fall!

Bring it on, fall, I'm ready!
Back home from summer cabin again and time for some blog updates. I don't know what it is about that place but I feel incredibly creative up there in the woods. While there I managed to finish this gorgeous retro purse and made some felt beads in autumn colors, as it is apparent that fall is upon us. I know this because I feel like knitting again and buying school supplies. Always a sign of fall to me :) 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Beige Knitted Felted Bag with Cherry Blossoms

 Ooooh, another cute new bag just finished! Super girly and super cute, if I may say so myself, and I may. This little beauty was knitted out of beautiful sand colored Naturgarn yarn by Viking and embroidered with DMC embroidery thread. After knitting and felting bags for a year now I have tried and tested many different yarns and flosses and these have become my trusted favorites. The Naturgarn yarn felts beautifully and evenly in washing machine and the DMC embroidery threads have a silky gloss to them that compliments the wool superbly.

In this project I also used some seed beads in matching colors and although they can barely be seen on these pictures they give a nice extra kick to the embroidery, glistening here and there and making the cherry blossom branch more lifelike. There is a pink polka dot lining on the inside which makes this bag fun both inside and out.

Stay tuned for more gorgeous bags from my little MuffinTopKnits-collection :)