Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WOYWW 207 - Felted Purse!

Welcome to WOYWW.  For those of you not familiar with WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) it was started by Julia at Stamping Ground.  The four year anniversary is next week.  Congrats to Julia and to all that participate.  I have been blessed to meet some fantastic people through WOYWW.  I only wish I could attend the crop!

Read about the Anniversary ATC swap HERE.  I've committed to some of you already about swapping -- if I did please step forward!  Can you tell that I've lost my list?  Yep, total airhead.  If you'd like to swap please let me know in your comment.  I will be on vacation through the end of May so mine won't be mailed until the first part of June.  

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I'd lost my thumb drive; which I found this weekend!  There were a lot of people that weren't familiar with them.  I have the majority of my photos downloaded onto it. 
Thumb drive with quarter
As for my desk.  I felted my purse and here it is.  The unfelted bag measured 13 inches long.  Imagine my dismay that it shrank up to around 9 inches!  I wanted it to be a bit deeper.  The handles, on the other hand, didn't shrink up nearly the same.  
Not yet felted


Thanks for visiting me!  I will visit those that visit me and also those that end in the same number.  After that then I'll drop in on others as I can.



VonnyK said...

Even though it shrunk your bag looks fantastic. You are very clever.
Have a great week.
Von (no number yet)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to laugh at Vonny's comment. Does she not know that is what felting does to a piece? I hope so.

Glad you found your thumb drive. Yep, they are small. My neighbor has one she wears around her neck when she goes places she wants to show her photos. Not sure if it came with the clip thingy that holds the neck chain, but if not, it was clever of her to come up with the set-up.

Happy WOYWW from another person with no number yet.

Neet said...

Oops, hope it is still useful at 9".
Not heard of a thumb drive before so must investigate.
Happy WOYWW and thanks for your earlier visit.
Hugs, Neet xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Never heard of it called a thumb drive. we just call it a usb stick which is probably worse hahaha
Bridget #8

Janene McAnally said...

You certainly have fingers in various crafting pies!! Love the bag and of course the colour, as green is my favourite colour :-). Sorry that it didn't end up as big as you wanted but it is still beautiful!! Glad you found your usb stick lol, I have a heap of them as I constantly lose them! But I back up my photos to an external hard drive as the thumb drives are notorious for breaking down after a while. Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #17

voodoo vixen said...

What you call a thumb drive, we call a flash drive. Very useful little things to have so I can imagine how pleased you were to find it again. Love your purse, it looks great, have always wanted to try felting and now I will store away the fact that it shrinks!! Annette #23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Kay,
A great relief to find that memory stick so pleased for you.. and love bag even if tad smaller than hoped.
Thanks so much for for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #24

jill said...

Sorry to hear your bag shrunk ,but maybe you can still use the slightly smaller one still. Happy woyww Jill #37

okienurse said...

Great looking bag even shortened. You can some times steam block them and it will change the depth. If think we agreed to swap ATC this year. Did I send my address? Have fun on vacation! Have a great week. Vickie #26

Roudi said...

Ooh a thumb drive! Googling that in a bit!
Never tried felting before, but your bag looks fine to me. It's so pretty and I think the shrinking part wouldn't be a problem. :)

Thanks for the peek! Happy WOYWW. xx
Roudi #34

Sandy said...

I think your bag looks so great. I love home made bags and felting looks like fun.
Sandy :) #38

Helen said...

love the bag, and glad you found your thumb drive! Helen, 5

Di said...

Hi there Kay! Pleased your memory stick reappeared :)

Super bag there too hun- but a dumb question here. Do you have to knittyknat the whole thing before then doing the hot wash to felt it? Sigh, I know, I know - my guess that was the whole point of knitting it first rather than pre-felting and just sewing a bag.

How are the girlies doing? And we need an update piccie of Poppy sometime.

Happy WOYWW my dear friend!

Love and hugs, Di xx

Lynn Holland said...

Well done Kay on your bag it's wonderful. Clever lady xx
Lynn //44

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, I love your felted bag, it may not be deep but it is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #53

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I love the felted bag...even if it did go a bit smaller than you were anticipating! The colours are fab!
I'm really sorry that you can't come to the crop as well....:-(. Ah well, one day we'll meet, I'm sure of it!
Hugs, LLJ 40 xxxx

Spyder said...

Yay I can comment! (it wouldn't let me you know!) Love the 'felted' bag but the other one was nice too! Actually, I do know what you mean by felting, but, looking at Vonny's comment, I once shrunk a jumper and it 'felt' sooo fab that I put it away (too small to wear) so I could play with it one day, now....where is it? you've reminded me about it! Thank you for my snoop!
Have a HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn))) #55

lisa said...

A thumb drive is a new one on me, Kay. Love your bag though, shrunk or not it's a stunning colour. I'm sure you'll still be able to use it all the time, it deserves to be seen.
Hugs Lisax #70

Annie said...

I'm doing a quick blog dash before I get started this morning cos we have another estate agent coming today to take pics of our house so it needs a final hoover and tidy through :-)
I love your felted bag Kay....it never quite goes how you think it's going to :-)
I'm swapping with you and yours is going in the post this morning :-)
A x #52

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, I do love love love felting. Your purse looks great and I think, if I'm not mistaken, little purses are very fashionable! xxx

BJ said...

Hi Kay, Love the felting and as I said before the colours are FAB. Thanks for visiting me today and entering the spoon draw BJ#51

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just realized I've forgotten to leave my number on all the comments I made so far - stupid stupid me #58

Anne said...

Hi Kay and thanks for visiting me. Didn't realise you'd taken your Condo off the market. Can understand. We had our house on market for 18 months before w sold - it drove me nuts keeping it so tidy!!!
Love the bag such colour. Anne x #74

PS I didn't say I would swap with you but would like to if you have any spare. Will send to you anyway. No worries if you have none left. x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Kay
what a lovely felt bag it must be hard to imagine the finished things as until washed you don't know what the finished size is going to be. I love the colour you have used very zingy and fresh, lovely
Sending hugs on this WOYWW have a great day
Ria #24

Diane said...

Felting looks fascinating,something I have never thought to try......shrunk many a jumper before, but not intentionally!

Ann B said...

Fabulous bag Kay and I love the canvas on your previous post.
Ann B
(Glad to be back blogging)

Joynana said...

Hi Kay, yes we are swapping I already sent you my address. If you need me to resend it. Let me know. #93

Anonymous said...

LOL! I found a partially (actually NEARLY) done knitted bag that just needs a bit more knitting then felting. Funnily the colours are not too far off yours.


Happy WOYWW!
MA (7)

sandra de said...

Wow your felted bag has turned out beautifully. It is always amazing to see the end result.
Sandra @21

Nan G said...

Well it's a lovely bag! Great colors.
Happy WOYWW! Nan G #105

The Taming of the Glue said...

Glad you cleared up what a thumb drive is...I had all sorts of mental images going round in my head! Happy WOYWW. Pam#20

Anonymous said...

I love how your bag turned out Kay, especially the blue bits that are still so prominent. I always call thumb drives usb drives but I knew what you meant!

Brenda 100

Belinda Basson said...

Dont know which I like better, the bag before or after...#63

~Rasz~ said...

Oh my gosh, if I lost my thumbdrive I would really panic! So glad you found it. I'm going over to check out WOYWW and see if I can join in. My area is always a disaster. I LOVE the felted purse. Great job and I enjoyed the before and after pics. I always wondered how big it had to be before felting. BTW, I'll trade ATCs with you!

Marianne said...

I absolutely love the combination of yarns you used in your bag. You know that is going on my list of projects to try.
I keep all my photos on micro disks and coppies on an old laptop....just in case. Losing photos would be a nightmare.
gotta run....see you next week for the big party.
I would love to trade ATCs with you.

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the purse, I agree its annoying when things don't do quite what they were supposed to! have a great week, hugs Shaz #125 xx

Caro said...

The felting makes such a difference doesn't it - the bag looks stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#75)

Tamika said...

Hi Kay just dropping by! Glad you found your thumb drive. I am a big fan of them too!

dottielottie said...

Hi Kay, well, your felted bag is lovely even if it has shrunk more than you thought. I guess there are many variables in this process. I would love to swap ATC's with you again this year, if that's ok. Hope you have a great vacation, look forward to seeing the pics.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #132

Deborah Weber said...

Love your felted bag - and the colors are delish. Deborah #141

Fandhmum said...

Love that gorgeous felted purse, beautiful colours,
Rosie x

sandee said...

Well I don't much about felting...maybe it could be a camera bag? lol It still looks pretty though. So where are you going on vacation? To NC? :) Just wanted to say thank you so much for voting for me, it sure means a lot to have support! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, phew, so glad to hear you found your thumb drive, Kay! Your bag looks fantastic felted in spite of the loss in size!!

Debs Willis said...

Hi kay, great purse (mini-purse?? lol!!), and snooped on your class post -what a great canvas!

I've never made an ATC, and crafting time severely limited with house move and being laid up with duff knee - who knew stairs could be so challenging! Will wait til next week to see if I have anything to trade :-)

Happy woyww
Debs #115

glitterandglue said...

I know you had hoped it would be a bit bigger - but that purse is just great. you had fun? That's what it is all about.
Have a great week - and a good time away.
Margaret #153

Bobby said...

It's my first visit to you and only my 3rd week on WOYWW. I love the colors in your purse. The photos of your class were great. It looks like you did a good job teaching.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Kay - what a lovely felted purse - I have only ever done this once - hope you have a fab week - Happy WOYWW [Friday cheat - bit slow this week LOL] Mxx #169

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late visiting this week – life simply intervened! Glad you found your flash drive - I have several of these - one is dedicated to photos of my grandchildren - and have each of them on a cord that hang around my neck so that I don't lose them. Love your purse even though it didn't shrink in the way you hoped for.
Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #81

Dianne said...

Oooww I love felted things my DS does a lot of it,some of the clothing is gorgeous, all uneven layered wool, its exciting to see the process, like magic how it changes it shape right before your eyes:O).. Love the color of you bag, I bet if feels lovely though Have a wonderful day.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Kay - thanks for popping over - Yes I do de-construct what I receive "not the special ones" though. I re-use almost everything it helps keeping my stash up LOL... and sometimes it means I get to use something for the first time - like a brad or sticker... have a great week... Mxx [#169]

Tracy said...

That looks fabulous! I like that you showed the before and after photos so you can see how the process changes the look of the fabric.
Tracy #76

Madame Samm said...

Hello Doodle, you certainly got my attention, i like everything you create.

Karen Ives said...

Lovely Bag and my favourite colour!
Thank you for visiting me.
Karen #46

Queen Lightwell said...

Ahhh! Look how late I am running! I really thought I had paid all my return visits over the weekend but I must have just dreamed that bit of politeness because here I am on Tuesday, racing the clock! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. :) I do love the cherries, too, and since I only made one set which I almost immediately put to use I guess I'll be stitching up lots more of them soon, huh? :)
Love your bag, both before and after. You're so very talented! :)
Hugs, Deeyll #166