Tuesday, 3 May 2011

rainbow all the weather, rainbow!

Only my British readers of a certain age are going to understand that title!  It's another cold day here in the Midlands, at least it's not as windy as it has been the past few days.  I'm back at work today, the holidays are over, but I've just discovered we get another day of at the end of May - yay!

When I saw this rainbow purse over at Sparklepetal, I knew I had to make one.  I bought some cheapo acrylic wool in bright rainbow colours and got crocheting.  Sparklepetal told us to use this tutorial from the fabulous Attic 24 to make the flat circle using half treble stitches.  It was supposed to come out at a diametre of 5.5 inches.  Mine came out much smaller, so I started again using trebles and it came out the perfect size. 


The colours in this picture look terrible, I blame the crappy weather this weekend. That red is actually a bright pillar-box red.  I then followed the directions to sew a lining and sew up the purse.  It was really easy to follow, great tutorial Sparklepetal!



Here's the finished purse.  In hindsight, I could have done with blocking the circle before I sewed it and maybe I should have used a red zip, but I used what I had to hand.


And here's the red spotty lining.  Lovely!  I did find slip stitching the crochet to the lining a bit tricky, firstly because of all the pins being in the way, secondly because the sides of the zip are hard to get to, but mainly because I'm really crap at slip stitching!

I've been hard a work sewing and crocheting up a storm this past weekend so I've got loads of posts lined up for you.  You are going to be sick to death of me!



9 comments:

Libby said...

LOVE!!

Sandra :) said...

Hopefully you're now ADDICTED to making zipper bags ;)

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

SO pretty! I love it! A little personal rainbow <3

sparklepetal said...

Lovely! I'm glad you found my tutorial useful :-) I bet it made up smaller than mine in half-trebles because I used a cotton yarn - much chunkier than acrylic even though both are 'DK'. Glad you persevered though, now you have a cute little coin purse!!

BubzRugz said...

lovely and happy.... looking forward to seeing all your goodies...
Hugz

Allie said...

How cute is THAT!!!! Love it!

Bagladee said...

Oh I love this little purse!! So bright and cheery.

Very cute indeed!
Emma x

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That's so fun and 70s! Love the rainbow!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

make handmade said...

Love it, thanks for sharing