crocheted flap bag / new flickr group ~ “Design a Day”

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I was invited, along with many other etsians, to join a very motivation-inducing group started by the near legendary Brooke, a.k.a. Gemmafactrix.  Here’s how she describes the group:

“I created this group to inspire creativity – in myself and others! The challenge is this: make something new every day for a month. You can continue on for longer, of course, but the idea is to create a new design, however simple, every day for a month. Often I get o caught up in selling my work – taking photos, packaging, shipping, updating my website – that I forget to just enjoy creating. Hopefully this group will help me – and you – do that.” :)

So, for the month of February, I will be trying my darndest to pop out one new item per day.  Realistically, with how time-consuming my creations can be, this is going to be a tough challenge.  No matter, it’s a great source of motivation.

The above purse is my Day 1 creation.  It was 80% complete until an hour ago.  I had yet to trim the flap.  Trimming the flap takes forever!!!!  I go around each and every square centimeter of that flap, neating it up with my scissors.

I dare say I’m going to have to give up eating and sleeping for the next 29 days!

still at it

mini-handbags

Still knitting away and trying to get back into the swing of things after the holidays.  I’m working on mini-handbags.  They are a quicker knit and so I hope to be able to offer a bag that’s artsy and affordable.  I really must stop knitting and do some felting and embroidery.  Once I get on a knitting binge, I can’t be stopped.  I just finished the heathery blue one and I want to immediately cast on for another!

I knit, therefore I am.