So Krissie came to stay the week and it was wonderful and then yesterday we had her party. This time we got a fabulous cake from the fancy bakery at Krogers, a gorgeous sponge cake with cream and fruit filling, iced on the side with cream and white chocolate shavings and topped with glazed and sugared fruit. It truly was a work of art and I meant to take a picture, but then we ate it.
HOWEVER, I did take pictures of the purse I made for Krissie, the Krissie Multiple Pursonality Order Bag, so called because it sorts out all of Krissie’s personalities: The Writer, the Reader, the Quilter, the Snacker, and the Wife-Daughter-Mother Personal Life . . . Person. Whatever.
I started with this sketch . . .
. . . and made the four sides starting with the Reader . . .
. . . the Quilter . . .
The I sewed all four to stiffened side panels sewn to a black Krogers bag (those handles are built to take a lot of weight) and added boa handles:
. . . that doubles as a merkin on the back . . .
and that’s Krissie’s Bag:
It weighs a ton–crochet this dense is not light–so I don’t think she’ll be sporting it around town, but she can use it as a desk organizer or something. Or put a potted plant in it. Damn thing will hold anything.