Wednesday, June 18, 2008

hand felting makes your hands baby soft

or in other words - the cute little Noni bags are finished!

raspberry liqueur felted noni bag

Specs:
Pattern: Raspberry Liqueur Noni Bag
Yarn: 2 skeins of Valley Yarns Northampton
Needles: 10 1/2
Hardware: Lacis snap handles

maraschino cherry bonbon noni bag

Specs:
Pattern: Maraschino Cherry Bonbon Noni Bag
Yarn: 4 skeins of Valley Yarns Northampton
Needles: 10 1/2 & 11's
Hardware: Lacis snap handles

noni bags with me for scale

These are fun little bags to knit up and felt. The bag hardware is so sexy and it is easy to sew them in and get a decent looking bag. I actually had a hard time giving back the little fushia one and may have to make one for myself since I have a couple of weddings coming up this fall. I ended up felting them by hand in a large bucket with a plunger and my hands. This helped me get them in a good shape and to make sure that the flaps were the correct size to work with the hardware. Hand felting sure makes your hands baby bottom smooth!

Here are a couple of pre-felted shots to entertain you all:

unfelted raspberry liquor noni bag


unfelted noni maraschino bonbon bag

11 Comments:

OpenID zebraknits said...

Those are surely cute and sexy! You are really good at this felting stuff! I don't have the confidence to do it correctly. Yeah, make another pink one for yourself as it would brighten any outfit.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Javajem said...

I love how these came out! Such a cute and easy project with a big payoff!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Jill L said...

These are darling -- you did such a grea job on them!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Those are fabulous! You should definitely make another pink one for yourself.

3:49 PM  
OpenID myboringblog said...

I'm really impressed that you hand felted those! I tried hand felting once and gave up pretty quickly. Maybe if I thought to use a plunger like you did.:-) Those are definitely cute handles.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous maryse said...

those are really cute. how long did it take to hand felt? i'm afraid that i would get impatient

7:58 PM  
Anonymous S t a c i said...

So cute! They are both awesome!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

WOW - hand felting, they came out great! The hardware makes them look very elegant - looks like you need to make one for yourself too.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

cute bags - i especially like the rasperry one :)

12:56 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I WANT THAT GREY BAG!!!!!!!!! I love the handles.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Paty said...

Really cute! I love them, congratulations!

1:53 PM  

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