Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rose Garden Tote

I do not know why I picked out this pattern. Maybe because it was crochet and felted, both techniques that I had not done in a long while. Or maybe it were the roses, which I love. Anyway, I was quite excited when I started and it being crochet, worked fast through the project. But around completion, doubts began to creep in. Nice though it maybe, it was not quite something that would suit me. My husband confirmed these doubts, but it was quite late in the day, so I went ahead and felted it anyway. And hoping to make it grow on me, I took it on my last shopping trip. I can't say it worked though, it has taken me a whole week to get the courage to blog about it. 
before felting
after felting
And in my determination to get a right kind of crochet bag, I have started another one. I am hoping this one will work for me, inshaAllah.


  1. I like this flowers, it's very pretty!

  2. I think the felted bag is lovely - those roses are amazing!
    (In daily life I am more of a plain canvas bag person, myself, but I would admire this bag if someone else was carrying it, and would certainly compliment the maker on the skill it took.)

  3. Oh my gosh, I love it! I was certainly not expecting that, considering how insecure you were with the project!

  4. Oh I think it is gorgeous also! I liked it before the felting but even more so afterward!