Saturday, 18 February 2012

Almond Blossom Bag


Hi there; I hope you are all well out there and up for some bag love.   I gave a sneak peak of this project in my last post - did you guess what it was??? 



This is a special project using my Lily Pad Hexagons, but I thought it deserved to be a pattern in it's own right taking into consideration the construction and lining (...yes, sewing too!!!)  Don't let this put you off however; as the hexagons are quite solid and the bag would not necessarily need to be lined...  it just gives it more support.


I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE, AND THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT -

http://psicrochet.com/portfolio-items/almond-blossom-bag/


One Almond Blossom Bag -



I don't know what Almond Blossom looks like by the way, I just named it for the colour!

I hope this has got your creative juices flowing as much as mine!!!

Last weekend I returned to Cumbria for a family party to celebrate my Dad's birthday; a great time was had by all, much wine was drunk and we tucked into some very good roast beef.  Returning already on a high I was thrilled to find waiting for me 2 very kind award nominations; thank you Debi from http://hooksandyarns.blogspot.com/ and also http://littleorphanskein.wordpress.com/.  I felt super special!!!  I believe I need to spill a few beans about myself, and nominate other blogs, and I'm wrestling with these decisions at the moment, so this will have to keep for another post - who knew it would be so hard....

In the meantime, happy crocheting!
xx

79 comments:

  1. I Love it so much, I know what my next project is going to be!

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  2. That is so beautiful. I want one too. Thanks so much for sharing all your tips and techniques.

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  3. Your bag is beautiful - great work. :)

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  4. That is gorgeous! I'd love to have a go at making one-thanks for the tutorial

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  5. STUNNING! just beautiful, thanks for sharing this!!

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  6. This is a great job.....lovely hand bag.....gorgeous , elegant.....Love it ....I will put it in my agenda....Love it , love it :0) Great job !
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

    Luna

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  7. This is just beyond wonderful! Wow...it looks amazing. This is going on my to do list. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful details. Annette

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  8. What a beautifull bag! I love it!!!!!!
    Something to put on to my-to-do-list. Be sure that your bag is walking the streets of Amsterdam some day :-)
    Thanx you for sharing this!

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  9. Wow Karen what a beautiful bag. I love it and I am so glad I found your blog!

    Groetjes, Monique

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  10. Beautiful flower bag!
    ♥Crissi♥

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  11. Hi, i have just popped over from "The flower bed" your bag is beautiful. I love the raised flowers you use in your work i have never seen those before. You make some delightful things and i love your colours you use. dee x

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  12. That is gorgeous! I would totally love a bag like that. I always wanted to make one, but I didn't really know how it would work out...and lining the thing scared me. Now that I see yours, I feel confident to make one for myself!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours too :)

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  14. Hi Karen,
    I found you on the flower bed.
    I was inspired by your african flower bag and made one.

    I lined it, but I took a different approach to yours above. (If you wanted to see it, the post is here www.teacupsandtiskets.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/afri-flower-bag-unveiling.html)

    Nice to meet you
    cheers
    Fi

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    1. Hola Karen.El bolso es divino y el tutorial fantastico me gusta lo que haces,Saludos.

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  15. Karen, this bag is absolutely fantastic. I love your work and am now you newest follower, I bet you get amazing feedback on this bag. Lovely.
    Meredith

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  16. This bag is just beautiful! And a fantastic tutorial - thanks so much for sharing. Maggie xx

    http://prettyflowersinthewindow.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a beautiful bag, I love the colours you used and the pattern which I'd already Pinned when I saw it in a previous post.

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  18. It is so beautiful!!!!Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. Congratulations! The bag is a dream...
    Very well explained the pattern
    kisses

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  20. Oh wow just stumbled on your blog. Soo glad i did your bag is fabulous :) x

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  21. I love it and I pinned it! The bag is just lovely!

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  22. omg i LOVE it going to have ago and i think i will make it for my sisters b-day prezzy.....love it love it.......xsx

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  23. Tu blog es fantástico, explicas muy bien tus trabajos, soy tu nueva seguidora, cariños desde Casilda, Argentina.

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  24. OH MY CUTENESS! THis is absolutely precious! So happy to find your blog! YOu're incredibly talented. Can't wait to come back and visit soon to be inspired again! We think you'd love See Beautiful too!

    Happy seeing beautiful!
    http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/

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  25. Witam! Piękna torba!!!Serdecznie pozdrawiam:))) Zapraszam do mnie:)))

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  26. Wow this is gorgeous! I just love your blog so glad I found it..You are very talented!

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  28. That is so beautiful! You are so talented and creative!

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  29. It's absolutely gorgeous! And your clear explanation of how to put it together is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this!

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  30. Wow, amazing work, you are truly gifted, god bless you, my your gift and craft keeping growing, just beautiful work!!!!

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  31. Linda... Linda... Parabéns.
    Obrigada por partilhar

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  32. Oh my goodness--this is a drop-everything-else project! Must. Start. Now. So beautiful, thanks very very much for sharing! :)

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  33. Karen, this is absolutely beautiful and we will be featuring you Monday at FINE CRAFT GUILD.

    You can find your 'I'm featured' badge here, which you can proudly display at your blog: http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/craft-parties/

    You deserve to be celebrated!! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern to this gorgeous bag.

    btw. I was looking for an email address, but could not find it. Hence the public comment instead. contact .. at .. finecraftguild.com

    Rose
    Editor

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  34. I love it! This little cutie speaks to me. Your illustrations are magnificent. Your work is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What a great tutorial! This bag is so pretty! I love making bags! I will definately have to give this one a try! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. beautiful...being a 'tiny purse' girl though (really a wallet-on-a-string!) i am envisioning this worked in skinnier cotton crochet thread...and instead of a handle, a cross-body strap...hmmm...i smell a new project coming! thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! and your excellent photographs of the various steps!

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  37. Hello from Orange County, California! I am working on your bag right now, your tutorial is just fabulous! Thank you so much for taking the time to put it together. I can't wait to show it off to all my friends!

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  38. wuauu
    Great work
    I love it :D

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  39. Olá, that is beautiful. Wal

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  40. Lovely bag thank you for the tutorial :)

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  41. This bag is absolutely gorgeous .Loved it

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  42. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I used it to make a Mother's Day gift for my mom. You can see it here: http://talesoftwistedfibers.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/this-ones-for-you-mom/

    Thanks again :)

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  43. Great Effort......I really appreciate your effort.It gives casual look so every one can use it at any place.
    Gifts To Pakistan

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  44. Oi,
    Estou completamente sem palavras para dizer o quanto essa bolsa é linda.Muito obrigado por partilhar a receita.Bjos Vania

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  45. I love your use of the lily pad hexagon! The bag is gorgeous! Your tutorial is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I love this bag! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  47. QUÉ BELLEZA, QUIERO UNA!!!!

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  48. just found your blog and LOVE your work! Can't wait to try the bag!

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  49. I just finished this and am SO happy with it! I decided to skip using the handles and just made a long handle so that I could wear it more like a messenger bag (since I am always on the go with two little ones and need both hands free!) Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!! It's beautiful and very well written. I just learned how to crochet a couple months ago and was able to follow along.

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  50. that bag is gorgeous, will definitely be giving it a go one of these days, you said you're from cumbria? where abouts? i've just moved to southern ireland from Carlisle :)

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    1. Hi Karen, I'm from Ulverston in South Cumbria, but now live and work on an estate in South West Scotland, and would you believe it but my nearest neighbours come from Penrith! We Cumbrians get everywhere!
      Karen
      xx

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  51. Beautiful , I like... thanks for the sharing , kisses , evelyne from France.

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  52. This is my next project! It is so beautiful and I have been wanting to make it..The instructions are so clear and precise! (Just checking..are they US terms).
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Tina

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  53. Hello,I'm concetta and your bag is very beautifull

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  55. My husband figured it out!! And, he doesnt crochet!:)
    T

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  56. Guauuuuuuu!!!...qué bonito quedó...me compro los hilos y el ganchillo YA!!
    Gracias por explicarlo tan bien
    Un abrazo

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  57. Waw, this is soo lovely. Thanks for the pattern.
    Greetz
    Kathleen from Belgium

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  58. stupenda ! grazie per il cartamodello! l'ho già stampato!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. il est splendide j' adore je pense que je vais me le faire trop cool merci du tuto bious

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  60. It's an amazing project,...:)

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  61. Hi karen. I'm anew follower from Egypt i like your projects a lot you are very creative ,,

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  62. hello i love you blogg just wondering what yarn you use?

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  63. WOW Beutifullll.....
    I hope I could make one for my mom ~_~

    please visit my blog too..
    sharelicious.blogspot.com

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  64. Hi i am happy with your pattern i am making mine's and you explain so easy,thank you very much for the pattern,i would like to ask permisión to share your page and pattern in a page called crochet 4 the masses,you can join if you like i will be very happy if you join and allow me to share thank you ver y much, your new friend from puerto rico.

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