December 21, 2010

however shocking your knitting...


...when your 92 year old Granny asks you to make her a knitted cover for her hottie for Christmas...you have to have a go, right? so...here is my slightly feeble attempt...but i know she'll love snuggling up to it...and i did make it with a velcro fastening to be kind to her slightly wonky fingers :0)




on the slightly more successful side of things...i've made another bag for a gift...this time a handbag shopper in a pouch...for those times when you pop out and unexpectedly just have to buy a fabulous pair of shoes...or a loaf of bread :0)

the pouch is simply created by cutting an envelope shape from a soft leather off cut, and stitching the two sides, the fastening is created with velcro...and a fabulous grommet adds a decorative detail...easy!



...when the pouch is opened...it reveals a beautiful light weight shopping bag, made from a gorgeous silky scarf i found in our local charity shop...so you're doing everyone a favour here, right? ;0)




...i just thought this scarf was too beautiful not to show you the whole thing!! notice how its creased...i've ironed the folds into the fabric, so that it is easy to pop back in the pouch when its not being used...
i'd love to hear if you like this idea? would this be the sort of gift you'd like to receive?

7 comments:

Suzy said...

Hi Alix, how are you? I love your shopping bag and it's pouch. What a great use for an old scarf.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year. X

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Well done you on the knitting, I know I am useless at it! Loving the bag too, it is fabulous :)

Alana said...

Can't see anuting wrong with your knitting and I bet your granny will love it.

Highland Monkey's said...

Thats a nice knitted cover for your gran I'm sure she will appreciate it. Thats a good way to use a scarf.

misteejay said...

Your Granny will love her hot water bottle cover.

The bag & pouch are wonderful.

Toni :o)

Sandra said...

Well as someone can only do knit or purl, I have to say your knitting is impressive.

lruk said...

Your shopper idea is great! I may have to pinch it and make something similar as I am rubbish at remembering to take bags with me.