Tuesday, September 18, 2007

An Explosion of Flowers

I've had a productive week this week. I managed to learn how to install the html needed for a Paypal cart on the Shopping page of my website, and so now my book and the patterns I've been working on can be purchased directly from my site. Pretty neat! The Flambeau socks are there, as well as the What a Croc! scarf and my Thank You felted bag.

The newest member of the pattern family is the bag you see here, called Flowers Go Boom! since it's an explosion of colors, techniques, and shapes. The bag is knit in black and gray alternating stripes into a nice satchel shape. The flowers are crocheted and then felted. After blocking, they are beaded with some sparkly glass and metal beads, then sewn to the bag. I just LOVE this bag, and it's been getting some nice positive attention on Ravelry since I posted it there. I'm really excited to see if that attention converts into some pattern sales.

My Knit and Chat exchange partner, Tish, received the package I sent, and I'm so happy that she's thrilled with the Diamond Fantasy Shawl, the Margarita! bag, and the shawl pin. Wear them in good health, Tish!

I sold some of the Flambeau sock patterns this week to another Knit and Chatter, Carol, who owns a yarn shop called Never Enough Wool. thanks, Carol, for the order. I hope your group enjoys the pattern!


  1. You never cease to amaze me Terry!

    Lynn in NC

  2. Wow, your bag is gorgeous. I love all the flowers you attached, that really bring out the bag. You are where I want to be. I want to start an online business as well selling felted bag patterns. So, far I only have 3 and they haven't been tested yet. Seeing your site inspire me to keep pushing forward. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Oooohhh, LOVE this one too!!! When am I going to have the time to knit all of these??? ha ha!! Darn it, I just need to quit my job so I can knit more! :)

  4. OMG I have died and gone to heaven! I looooooooooooove this bag. You have out done yourself!!!

  5. OMG I have died and gone to heaven! I looooooooooooove this bag. You have out done yourself!!!

  6. Oh this is simply wonderful what a grwat design I may now have to actually learn a bit more crochet because will have to try this bag it's sensational!!! and I finally got onto Ravelry and would love to find your "site" there but your link didn't work can you let me know please thanks!! Hugs Linda
    mine is under primdollie and would love to have you in my friends if ok!!!

  7. WOWWW!! is all I can SAY!! just ... oh! darn! .. it IS all I can say! ..

    WOWWW!!! it looks SPECTACULR!