Introduction: Starter Project & Embellishing Left Overs
I fell in love with the Felted Flower Tote in the Better Homes & Gardens Knitting Fun For Everyone book. It had been about 20 years since I had knitted anything, so I started out with the Homespun Comfort afghan from the book and made it with the very soft Lion Brand Homespun yarn.
After another small project I made the beautiful tote bag. I loved how it turned out, but was left with quite a bit of different colored wool/mohair yarn.
I found a perfect use for the yarn on the Lion Brand website with the Make It Yours Purse. After using the basic pattern, I embellished the outside of the small felted purses in a tropical scene using several different colors of wool roving and a felting punch. I also added some small beads on the palm trees and a seashell for the closure. It was an easy technique and one I am looking forward to using again with different scenes. I hope you enjoyed looking!