Saturday, 23 May 2015

Crochet Flower Bag - One bag three ways

I started my crochet flower bag in the beginning of April. I was admiring Sophie Digards work and thought that I would be able to produce something along the line of colour and form in my own design and have now finished my flower crochet bag. Once again I have used tapestry wool so that I could utilise a wide range of colour. One skein of wool produces one flower. Of course I have intermingled colours for the center and petals of the flower.

So having finished the bag, finally, I rewarded myself with another outing. This time a visit to Willunga. Fortunately for me (maybe not my purse) the Willunga Farmers Market was on today. Apparently it is held every saturday from 0800-1230 hrs. Such lovely quality produce from local regional makers - in amongst the usual fruit and veg producers ( not to be scoffed at - their produce was top knotch) were olive oil products, artisan breads, bee and wax product, wines, jams and chutneys, flowers and herbs and  the most beautifully crafted handmade pasta that had vibrant natural colours. It didn't take me long to spend $50- pasta , flowers, persimmons, plums , sourdough bread and lavender brownie devoured in a matter of minutes)

After I spent my dosh it was time to photograph the bag...ummm hard to do in such drab surroundings. She jests. It was hard to stop taking photos.

Anyway as usual a heavily laden post about a silly bag but you get to enjoy the surroundings anyway.

First stop the vineyard. Its a lovely time in the hills at the moment with the green grasses from the rains and still a few Autumn leaves clinging to vines before the real cold settles in.

I bought a bag in an op shop for $5 just for the hardware - it had plenty of buckles and straps that I could pilfer for my bag. I could have gone with a tan colour which was equally nice against all the vibrant colours.

So short handles for shopping bag mode. It really is a very large bag and comfortably fitted in all the above mentioned purchases.

When you clip together the side straps it becomes a triangular bag. It makes it a little more secure if you dont have a lot in the bag and want to protect your purse as the top opening becomes considerably smaller.

With the long strap attached to the side loops it becomes a carry all that you can sling over your shoulder.

Next photography spot a lovely gum and grasses, just across the road

My purchased proteas make a stunning accompaniment with my bag

 Who doesn't like an old wagon? This one was waiting for me on the side of the road

After the photo shoot I couldn't resist stopping in at Dowie Doole winery....more quality stuff (wines) I couldn't resist! A few came home with me.

And just a few shots after I visited the winery. Pity I can't take you for a little winery tour, it was really good. mmm mmmm. I had the whole winery to myself as well, so it was really special to get such undivided attention.

Glorious light on a glorious day
Thanks for sticking with me. Cheers! Monique x


1 comment:

  1. I already let you know on IG that your bag reminded me of my own handmade bags (does this sound strange?) but now that I scrolled through the rest of your pictures, I also see a resemblance between your Vineyard an my orchard. Apparently we DO like the same sceneries. I am absolutely in awe of the picture of your bag in the tree with the pink flowers in it. It is pretty pretty pretty.
    And the old car you found, utterly suits the purpose of the photo shoot. Perfect! One can tell that all of the pictures are made with lots and lots of love. How long did it take you? Do you also get in a kind of trance like flow when shooting? ( I do)

    To summarize my opinion about your flowery bag, I 'll try to think very hard and formulate the adjectives that come up while looking at it (this is not easy for me because I don't master your language well enough to come up with words such as "flame thrower" etc..)

    So in a few words : your bag is a genuine flame thrower (so many colours sparkling in all directions), it is mesmerizing, delightful, enchanting, glamorous, one in a kind, dachshundie, impressive flowerpower, grand, luscious (does one say this about non-food?) Sorry for spelling mistakes (no time to look up the words )

    I am totally going to make a similar one in a few months (during my summer holiday in july) this reminds me : didn't we have a deal of making a quilt at the same time form your Doughty book? I know I kind of promised it. Perhaps we should. My daughter asked me to make a baby quilt for the son that was born to the brother of her German boy friend. Is there a pattern in your book that is suitable for such a project? I will have a look and will let you know.

    Nice weekend,



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