Sometimes you meet friends in the strangest of places. Like on the internet, through a blog. I met someone years ago through my blog and we became blog buddies. Then we would email. Now we text a few times a week.
The sad thing is she lives up north, I live down south. We've never met but one day we will. Until then, we continue on this way.
I made this little fat bottomed bag for her this past weekend. It was rainy and windy and I should have been cleaning house. But I wanted to make her something instead of just sending a card.
She loves crochet but is a novice so I thought this would make her happy. I've wanted a reason to make this bag for a few years now and a birthday is a good one. I love the book the pattern is in so I got to kill 2 birds with 1 stone as I'm linking to the craft book sew along too!
It is a total surprise, no hint from me. She is a good friend. Good friends deserve surprises every now and then but especially for their birthday!
I used the lining tutorial here....it made it SO much easier. As you can see, I hand stitched the lining to the interior. My machine is old and I don't trust the feeder dogs to NOT eat the yarn....
I didn't use a tutorial for the rosette but got the serged edge idea here. After making it, I sewed it to heavy interfacing that I'd sewn a pin to. That way, it can be removed if so desired.
I wish I could see her face when she gets home from work and sees the package and then opens it. She won't be expecting it. How fun is that!? I included a little something for her daughter too....just because she likes surprises too....