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After making Summer Sorbet (which I adapted from an online pattern) I’ve been having fun adapting the pattern even further. For Lighthouse Blue (above) I let Mom pick a color she liked from my yarn collection (I have way too much yarn) and then we went to the fabric store and picked a coordinating fabric for the inside. I’m very happy with the result.

I’m half way through a pink design to match the pink camo fabric I have, and then I think I’ll try making a small version as a little girl’s purse. Once I have a few samples in some good colors, I think I’ll start looking for some customers who would like a custom purse in colors and fabric of their choice. I’m also trying to decide if I want to add velcro or zipper closures as an option. Perhaps both.

I like making items my own way. I love how I can change the pattern as I go, and still end up with something I really like. It also means no two purses are exactly the same – gotta love unique!

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I’m pleased to announce my very first “Featherwisp Designs” product. A union of crochet and sewing, this is a cute little tote bag, perfect for holding your current read, a project in progress, or those odds and ends a mother can never be without.

Behold: Summer Sherbet

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As the prototype, this bag has a bit of character, but I love the result. It’s bright and crazy and just plain fun.

This is a modified version of a simple crochet pattern found (free) on the web. The sewn in material was my own idea – and I’ve already thought of different stitches, sizes and styles of this design to add.

I have a whole selection of fabrics, and more pictures of Summer Sherbet here.

Currently I’m working on making a few more bags, with variations on the handle (matching fabric woven through for extra stability) and crocheted stitching as both sample and sale items. My goal is to have several pre-made bags on hand, and offer to make custom bags in any size and color. Hopefully others will love this design as much as I do!

Future products “in the works” – cotton washcloths, headbands, baby blankets

If you’re interested in a custom tote, or even the sample shown above, email me at: featherwisp AT gmail DOT com. I’d love to work on a special project for you!

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