Stitching Times serves up stories, examples and tutorials about needlework related crafts, especially quilting and crochet. Almost all of the projects shown have been designed by Kay Stephenson

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns

It’s been busy this week with too much time on the computer. I’ve been documenting the patterns for several of my projects. There are many more to go, but at least I’ve established some templates and a bit of a system. In fact I’ve listed a couple of these patterns in my Etsy shop. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Over the past couple of years I’ve designed a variety of project bags – some to sell at my friend’s yarn shop, Knitch, some to give away as gifts, and many more to use myself.

This funky purple one was made for a friend and I liked it enough to make another for myself. It’s not clear why, but having half a dozen unfinished projects sitting around doesn’t bother me as much when they are organized in a pretty bag.

The same friend gave me a couple of great handmade reusable grocery bags. I love them, but two is never enough, so I decided to use up some excess muslin, and made these. May as well advertise my projects instead of some grocery store chain, right?

Now I have several more project bags in progress, combining fabric bodies with felted wool pockets and other interesting embellishments. I think one is going to be made from an assortment of black and white fat quarters and feature a piece of white cotton filet crochet on the pocket. 

There are also a whole group of felted bags – guess I’d better get busy and write up those patterns too. Before I know it I’ll have a book! That is if I can stop twittering long enough to get real work done. Follow me on Twitter

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