Not only did I get all 7 projects completed but I also managed to sneak in an extra project. This is me doing a happy dance...
and here are my last few projects...
I finally lined the "Touch of Africa Shoulder Bag"!
I am almost embarrassed to admit it, but I released the crochet pattern for the "Touch of Africa Shoulder Bag" way back in August of 2010 and the bag has been sitting ever since just waiting to be lined. I wasn't sure if I would get this project done this week so I'm pretty excited and so is my daughter as she is the happy recipient.
If you are interested in purchasing the pattern for the Touch of Africa shoulder bag you can find it here.
A Touch of Africa Shoulder Bag
I also finished the "Ladies Felted Chapeau"!
Ladies Felted Chapeau
On October 5th, 2011 I posted a felting tutorial and at the end of the tutorial I showed what the Ladies Felted Chapeau looked like after it was felted but there was still some finishing work to be done. At the time I was a little discouraged as I got so involved in the tutorial that I shrunk the hat a bit too much. I tried steaming it and stretching it but without a head form I really wasn't getting anywhere. I figured that I would finish as is and pass in on to someone with a smaller head, but after I added the cording and the top stitching I gently washed the hat in lukewarm water and I found that I was able stretch it while it was drying and now it fits perfect!
If you are interested in purchasing the pattern for the Ladies Felted Chapeau you can find it on our blog under hats.
Other than a couple of patterns that I am working on I am officially caught up....yay!!! Now as a reward I have my eye on the Lacy Shopping Bag bymycraftyideas :)