Mold me each day, Lord, into what You would have me to be.

Mold me each day, Lord, into what You would have me to be.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Second Project...

Here it is...



This is my second purse (if you missed the first one, please see my last craft post). I started it on Wednesday night, and got through with the purse and liner (used the Winnie the Pooh fabric again) by Thursday night. However, it has taken me the better part of the past three days to complete the rest - the two handles, fastener, button, and the two flowers on the bottom left-hand corner. This purse is just a little over twice the size of the last purse I did, and my mom has taught me some new stitches since I made the first one. My last purse was all done in single crochet, while this one was done with single and double crochet. I might be able to go faster with a pattern, but I'm just not quite ready for that yet! My mom sat down and showed me how to do the flowers, and I have made three so far - I really like them! This is a close-up of a the flowers and button (below).



Thank you, ladies, for your encouraging words about my last purse. Your craftiness has been a big factor in my yearning to learn to crochet. You are all inspiration to me and precious to my heart. And this does not just go for those of you who crochet or knit or sew, but to all of you who take care of your families with such zeal and love, and share bits of your wisdom online for the benefit of all. I love you all. Great BIG ((HUGS)) to all of you! You have blessed and enriched my life through your friendship across the miles.


Thank you, mom, for showing me through my whole life how to be a christian, a wife, a mom, and for setting an example of producing things like this with your own hands. You have helped to shape my personality and every aspect of my life. You are amazing, you are a rock - just a mountain of strength. I love you!

12 comments:

Tracy said...

April that looks amazing. You're doing a fantastic job with your new skill! I bet you could sell those bags, either for fundraising or on etsy or something like that.

Terri said...

It is so cute, April. I can't believe you don't have a pattern. I wouldn't be able to do it. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Well done, April! It is beautiful! Pooh Bear is everyone's favorite bear.
April, I am like you about being inspired by our creative blog friends/sisters!
Have a blessed day!
Miriam :)

April Roberts said...

Thank you ladies for your sweet comments! They mean so much to me!

Love,
April :0)

Anonymous said...

April...another beautiful purse...well done! You should open up an Etsy shop! Your sweet words about your Mom and your online buddies touched my heart too...you are such a lovely lady.

love, Tina :)

April Roberts said...

Thank you Tina, I appreciate you saying that!

As far as the Etsy shop, I'm still thinking about it. I'm not sure they're good enough to sell yet. I also am trying to make presents for our family for Christmas, so it will probably be after the first of next year before I make that decision. Maybe by then I'll be better at crocheting!

Also, I have thoroughly been neglecting my book since I have been crocheting. I still have not completed chapter four yet. I have got to find a way to prioritize my time better!

Love,
April :0)

Love,
April :0)

Marla said...

You have always been so talented. I truly believe you can do anything you put your mind to. I love that about you!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

April Roberts said...

Thank you Marla and Michelle! I appreciate all of your encouragement. I am nearly done with my third purse, and hope to post by tomorrow evening!

Love,
April :0)

Tracy said...

Good Morning April.

I have an award for you on my blog:
http://beyondmypicketfence.blogspot.com/2008/08/very-special-blogging-award.html

Anonymous said...

April, I have an award for you on my blog! xx

April Roberts said...

Thank you so much Tracy and Tina! I am truly honored!
xoxo
Love,
April :0)