Friday, May 05, 2006

The slacking crafter...

I know, I've been slacking. I've finished a few things lately and just haven't gotten around to posting them, so here is an update. I FINALLY finished my crocheted yoga mat bag. That shit took FOREVER and I don't think I'll be making another one any time soon. If I tried to sell them I'd have to charge $200 because though the supplies only cost me around $20, it took me over a month to make it. And I mean I crocheted that thing everywhere I went (subways, car rides, waiting for food in restaurants--everywhere). I made another tote bag, but not exactly like the flower one I already posted on this blog--I gave that one to my mom because she was really really obsessed with it and kept nagging me about when I was going to make her one. So I figured that since she loved it so much, I'd just give it to her, and make myself something else. The one I did for me (which isn't technically finished, but it's almost there) is a black rectangle canvas tote bag (around 18 inches wide by 12 inches high, with a depth of around 4 inches) with multicolor crochet circles all over one side. There is also a crochet pocket inside which I thought was a good idea so all my crap doesn't go sliding all over the bag and I can actually find stuff). I'm almost finished sewing all of the circles on, but I have a feeling that the first time I use it either my mom or mother-in-law or someone else I love is going to fall in love with it and then I'll just give it away and start from scratch. Which is probably not the worst thing in the world because I have too much stuff anyway, and it's better to just give it all away.

So the point was, I'm still making stuff, but I've been busy, so I haven't posted pictures lately, but I promise that I will and it will be this weekend.