wine tastes best when it’s in a bag

i had some black wool left from the purse i crocheted and felted recently, so i decided to make a wine gift bag for it. i used this pattern from lion brand for the general concept, but didn’t actually follow the pattern. turns out i should have – the size is a little wonky. since felting shrinks items, it can be a little tricky to know what size the final product will be. i made this too big so i guess it will be for those massive 1.5 liter bottles of wine! i recently learned how to do surface crochet so i made some little swirly designs on it that turned out kind of cute. note to self, though – surface crochet is more fun on a flat item than a bag you have to keep reaching inside of to find the yarn!!! i am not totally happy with it, but i got both the black and pink yarn with coupons so at least it wasn’t too expensive. i had pink yarn left, so i made a couple of coasters – post with those coming soon!

before felting

after felting

About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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