Friday, 14 January 2011

A Winner and a Little Purple Knitted Purse

Thanks so much for all your entries and kind words.
As per my usual cop out I added you all to a long list, some of you twice and due to time constraints I gave you all a number and copped out again and did a random number generator (sorry, it’s so impersonal, but practical).
Winning Number 11 - CRAFTING UK MUM - I have sent you an email ~ Congratulations!
♥ Sorry you could not all win ♥

I thought I would show you the knitted purse I made a short while ago. The knitting magazine I buy came with a free purse clasp and a pattern to knit a purse so I gave it a go.

To be honest I was a bit daunted as there were stitches in there that I had never used before ( I followed the pattern for the green one), but I plodded on and after what seemed like an eternity it was finished.


A day or so after I finished this I received a parcel from lovely Alex, with this ditsy floral fabric which I though would be just perfect to line it with.


I got cracking hand sewing the purse together and I hand sewed the lining and attached it by hand to the woollen purse, then the fun started. This was the biggest pain in the ar*e to sew into the frame, I used about 8 different types of needles to try and find the right one for the job and when I did find it, after about half a side it snapped! I did persevere and got there in the end but it took me an age to sew this in and it was so difficult that my fingers were really sore for a while afterwards. Needless to say this will be my last one!



I had a little rummage for buttons to add to the front, and couldn’t find anything I was overjoyed with so I covered some small buttons in the lining fabric and added them instead. I am not 100% happy with them, and can see me changing them when I find what I want, but for now here is the purse, that made me sweat, swear and sore… never again!

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

33 comments:

emma bear forever said...

That's lovely Kandi. Well done on completing it, I think I would of hidden it behind the sofa and forgotten about it x

Congratulations to crafting uk mum :0) x

Lucy said...

Pffft, rubbish to not winning :(

That purse is brilliant though! The buttons and lining really finish it off, I'm in awe of your knitting skillz! xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

Brilliant purse! :) xx

dinoprincesschar said...

I love the purse! well done, it looks waay too complicated for me to even think about attempting!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I adore your purse. Well done! I'm with dinoprincesschar, it does look complicated.

LaaLaa said...

Oh wow! That's a gorgeous purse honey! Very professional looking. I bet your proud as punch of it. xxx

Kerry said...

Blood, sweat and tears but a great result!

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

Congratulations to crafting UK mum & thanks for the chance to win Kandi. Your little purse is lovely. xx

Amanda said...

Wow Kandi, that's beeoootiful! You're a clever girl. xxx

Jacey said...

Your purse looks great, well done for not giving up. xx

Cindy N. said...

Your Purse is Darling!! Carry it proudly :)

Bethany said...

Good for you for perservering!I've never used a sew-in frame (I use the kind you can glue or crimp, but they wouldn't be practical for a knit purse). Anyway, it's lovely :)

giddynici said...

That purse is very cute, way prettier than the ones on the kit. Well done.

Congrats to Crafting Mum UK.

x

Florrie said...

It's a lovely purse.......sometimes you need the patience of a saint to complete some of the knitting patterns out there......well done for perservering, it looks very professional.

florrie x

Vintage Vixen said...

That is absolutely beautiful, I'm in love with it. The colour and the lining are such gorgeous choices. Well done Crafting Mum UK xxx

Serenata said...

Oh that looks great. I've got that magazine and purse clasp as well. Think I must have a go at making it.

daisychain said...

that purse is fantastic!

Alex said...

Oh you've done so well with it - it looks so tricky to make! Your perseverance has definitely paid off.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

WHOOOHOO TO THE WINNER!!!! And kandi, how clever are you to complete the purse - quite a few steps to go through - and you completed them beautifully xxx

VintageVicki said...

Drat - I suppose 2 wins in one day would have been greedy ;)

Love the purse - well worth turning the air blue ;)

crafting uk mum said...

oh im soooooo pleased to win the book! thank you so much! your purse is lovely. i tried to make that one but unfortunatelt it diddnt look too good when id finished! thank you again]hales xx

FoofandFaff said...

Aw thats really cute, kinda in awe that you could make a knitted purse look that good! The lining fabric is lovely with it :)

Country Girl said...

It is a very lovely purse and I quite fancied making one until I got to the bit about sewing on the frame!

Jenevieve said...

Gorgeous purse! :) x

Jille said...

Your purse is gorgeous!
Jille x

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely purse, well worth it :) x

dosierosie said...

My MIL gave me this pattern, I think I might have a go at it as yours looks great.
Gillx

Filipa said...

I know you said this is your last one but have you thought about opening an etsy shop with these, this one came out rather nicely! :P :)

bibbitybob said...

Well done crafting uk mum, and well done Kandi - that purse is lovely!

Amy said...

The purse is really pretty x

kasthurirajam said...

SO BEAUTIFUL

♥coco rose♥ said...

Oh my goodness......I am TOTALLY lusting after the purse, It is GORGEOUS!

Have a super week!

Vanessa x

PepPop said...

What a stunning purse - love it. the lining is perfect but don't envy you sewing on the frame - sounds like a nightmare. Jaqui x