Thursday, February 3, 2011

On Nnenna's Needles #5

Thank you everyone for your supportive comments on my last post!  It was just really frustrating in the moment, but I felt miles better after reading all of your lovely comments and the day after was better as well!  All right, now we have, a day later than normal, another installment of On Nnenna's Needles!

Brea Bag
When I'm not carrying around all of the books and notebooks I need for class, I like to carry a smaller bag.  I also really like bags with a long strap, so I can sling them across my body and have free hands if necessary.  So when I saw this pattern, I knew it would fit right in with my style.  I chose this color because I love burgundy and also because I thought the detail of the pattern would look really nice in a darker, rich color.



The body of the bag was actually knitted in several pieces, which I then sewed together.  After doing that, I went to Joann's and chose a complementary fabric to line the bag.  First I attached the lining to the knitting, then I added a zipper as a closure.  Finally, I sewed on the brown braided strap that I also purchased from Joann's.  I'm rather pleased with the end result and only wish I remembered to use this purse more often!


Also, I was featured yesterday on the lovely blog Kenzie Faith!  Check it out if you want! :D

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31 Comments:

At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Kaleido Mind said...

wow, this is amazing!! great job:D

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Ashley Rae said...

Nnenna! You are super creative. I love this little purse!

--Ashley
araeofstyle.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous kat said...

that bag is soo cute!!

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Sabine said...

Wonderful! I've only made one little knitted bag yet, but I keep thinking clutches and all kind of other bags...

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous cocobloggers said...

dear coco-friend nenna,
thank u so much for your comments about our blog!!!
u are really talented with the knitting!!!congrats-for the bag and for the blog!!!!

http://cocobloggers.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Eirini0703 said...

dear friend,
thank u for your nice words about our blog!!!
u are really talented with the knitting...!!!!congrats....for the bag end for the blog...
kisses from greece

http://cocobloggers.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous jenni said...

yeah, i saw you on her blog. :) and i love the bag!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Krystal/Village said...

I love that you lined it..very pretty!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Comewhinewithme said...

Beautiful handbag! Such a great colour:-)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Veronica said...

lovely bag!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Jenniferandsherry said...

that's an awesome color!! you made this?? that's AWESOME!


love
sherry
http://www.jenniferandsherry.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous The Merry Traveller said...

Those are some hands you have to conjure such a difficult piece of magic!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

the details of your knitting seriously amaze me every time. YOU'RE AWESOME

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Janette said...

Wowsers Nnenna! You've got some neato needling skills!! You are one talented cookie! I love the colors!
Janette
http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Tracey K Liu said...

you're so talented and creative. love your style too =)

http://ilovemochi.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Giselle said...

So creative, wish I could make a bag like that ;)
~Giselle
http://www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Shanah said...

Well, this may sound weird, but I was thinking of getting a human heart tattoo on my ribcage next to my left breast, see what I mean? :P

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Megan said...

lovely bag and congrats on your feature!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Grysh said...

I love the bag. Crichet bags are so wonderful. Very useful and stylish looking too when paired on the right outfit :)

Followed you on Google Connect :)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Sophi Newman said...

Wow, that is such a great purse! I'm not usually a fan of knit bags, but yours is really something special. You have some seriously impressive knitting skills.

I read your post about your day from hell--it sounds just awful! It's the worst when you have these pesky tasks that have to be addressed that make it hard to get on with your already hectic life.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Courtney Thomas said...

This is such a great bag - you're so awesomely skilled at knitting!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com said...

Love the bag, did I read that you made it? Amazing!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Claudia said...

I love it! I've already said it but..damn you're so good!!!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Frankie Hearts Fashion said...

You are so talented! And I love that color....xx

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Nina said...

you are really good! :) nice bag!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Leslie said...

I love this! Just beautfiul!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Reg said...

great bag!! congratulations on making such a pretty bag! the burgundy looks great :)
xx
heyrocketgirl

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Simplychic08 said...

that's a really cool bag. i especially love the lining.

congrats on the feature.

check out my jewelry giveaway http://simplychic08.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-want-to-give-way.html

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Kathryn said...

What a gorgeous color!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

you are sososo talented! I love the color, and the lining you picked :)

xoxo

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Madelinew1 said...

love the bag! so cute

 

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