Are you scrambling to finish up your crafting this week? I know I've got a few projects still on the hooks and needles, though fortunately at this point they're optional. What wasn't optional for me were the teacher gifts - and this year I needed 5! Without a lot of time or funds to spare, I came up with something I think they'll enjoy...
Sparkly, fun, and (soon to be) filled with treats, this pattern is perfect for beginners and easy fun for the experts. And so fast! The specs:
Granny Stripe Boutique Bag pattern from Tangled Happy
(note that this blog has been discontinued, the above is an internet archive link - updated 12/5/2019)
Made with I Love This Yarn in Red Sparkle from Hobby Lobby - each skein makes 2.5 bags
And if you're like me, and can't resist adding something a little extra...
Lovely Linen Snowflake in sz 10 crochet thread (I got 15 out of one skein!) This is the quickest thread snowflake I've come across - only three rounds and done! You do, of course, need to do some pinning and blocking. If you've never made thread snowflakes before, instructions on pinning are included with the pattern. I dip my snowflakes in a mix of 3 parts water to 1 part white school glue. It dries clear overnight and gives just enough stiffness.
Some peppermint covered sandwich cookies, some family-recipe candies, some pretzel rods decorated by the kids (this afternoon, I hope!).... Et voila!
Now to see if I can get a few new Ho! Holiday Stockings made by Saturday night.... oh and that Santa hat for the kindergartener's class party....
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Aww... I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this with me. Seeing finished projects always makes me happy. 🙂 I have one more hooky project still to be finished before Christmas. I MUST make the time!!! Merry Christmas!
I love those little red bags! Saw them in person and they are awesome! You do such great work. 🙂
Thanks Erin! They were ridiculously fun and easy to make!
Where did you get the awesome pin to pin the snowflake onto the bag?
Susan, that's an ornament hook! I picked up a box of them on clearance a couple years ago, I'm not sure where anymore. They are very similar to these though: http://amzn.to/UUA3Mi
Thank you so much for your quick reply! I'll look for those. Have a Blessed Christmas!
ooo... that snowflake is too cute. To make it stiff, i dipped it into the gluy and sticky water, and as the result after hours, i found it soo rigid!... Thanks for sharing it!
I cannot find this pattern anymore and I need to make 3 of these cute purses. Does anyone have the pattern? I am desperate. THANK YOU!
Hi Tracy! It looks like she took down her blog, but I was able to get it via the Internet Archives: https://web.archive.org/web/20111121040510/http://www.tangledhappy.com/2010/11/granny-stripe-boutique-bag.html