Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Little Crocheted Bags

Haven't shared a WIP on Wednesday for a while now-- here are a couple of little projects I have in the works.

I've crocheted these two bags with the idea in mind to decorate them with polymer clay pieces. I haven't crocheted anything in ages and it was nice to pick up my hook again. Both bags are done in a stitch called long sc bricks. It is a simple stitch, and I love the texture creates.

The larger bag is intended to be a gift for a friend-- a tarot bag-- and she likes birds, so I have been playing with the idea of creating some sort of little bird sculpture for it, perhaps a peacock?-- to match the colors of the bag. I was also thinking that I could put the bird on a pin back, so that it could hold the bag closed-- or she could take the pin off the bag and wear it sometimes if she wanted.

The smaller bag still needs to have a cord added so that it can be worn around the neck. I'm intending for it to become some sort of animal totem amulet bag, similar to one I made for myself a couple of years ago. An owl is what I have in mind, but I'll have to see where my creativity leads me.

My time and energy for creativity are rare right now, so who knows when I'll be able to finish these projects, but the ideas are simmering and I'll be sure to post the end results once they are completed.