Archive for September, 2012

Four New Felted Wine Bottle Covers

A woman bought two of my wine bottle covers and asked if I was making more since her sister saw the two and wanted two of the same. I made her the red one with the black buttons and red and black scarf but told her that I could not make the lime and cream one(these were in previous posts). I told her I would make a couple of different ones and maybe her sister will like one of them. I made four. I knitted and felted the cover and then I knitted the leaves seperately and lightly felted them in my table top felter. I then sewed them on the cover. Needle felting would not work. The leaves are from Ricki Mundstocks embellishments. I believe it was a handout at one of the seminars and may be in one of her books. I needle felted an acorn on the corner of the collars of the covers with the leaves.

The poinsettia cover is cream and the flower is also from Ricki Mundstocks embellishments. After looking at the photo  of the poinsettia, I think it needs a couple of green leaves. I transferred every other needle to the next one near the top edge of the cover to weave the yarn through for a little more color. It still needs some green leaves though. lol

My friend Linda suggested a hat so I made one for the cream cover with the green and red buttons. I added pom poms to the end of the hat and the ends of the scarves. If she does not like any of these, they will go into my Etsy store.

Felted Purse with Felted Flower and Silver Handle

I know you are getting tired of seeing felted purses but I am trying to stock my Etsy store. I promise in January to start knitting other items. I made the same black purse here on the Brother Bulky. I needle felted a flower design with raised petals and attached a metal handle to silver grommets on the sides and a metal latch for closing( which is a son of a gun to put in!)

Felted Purse With Flowers

I bought this handle and wanted to use it on this heather brown purse that I knitted and felted. I was going to use white in a design to tie the handle color in. However, this is the design I came up with and I don’t know that the handle works with it. In the second picture, I knitted three “I” cords and then felted and braided . I have not connected either handle yet. I may come up with something else but I am leaning towards the braided one. The I cord handle would have two gold rings connecting the main part of the handle. When I knitted the purse, I knitted two tabs so that I could decide on a handle after embellishing.

Felted Purse with Botanical Needle Felting and a Metal Handle

I knitted and felted this purse using the same pattern as the one in the last posting. However, while the purse was felting my husband called me and needed me to do something. When I went to check the felting it had gone much further and it resulted in a smaller purse that I think is kind of cute. I needle felted a botanical design. I put metal grommets in purse at each end between the front and back and added a metal handle. I also purchased a purse latch for closure. The next picture shows the handle better. This will be for sale in my Etsy Store.

Felted Purse with Metal Handle and Knitted Flowers

My friend Linda from Craft Gossip gave me a purse she knitted and felted with this handle on it.(Noni pattern) The problem was that when you opened the purse and then closed it, the metal sides ended up on the outside of the purse. I took the measurements of her purse, added an extra inch at the sides and figured out the stitch and row gauge for my pattern. As you can see from her pattern, the shape has changed at the top but not drastically.  I have not put the handle in permanently yet and it is a good thing. I want it where the ball clasp is on the right side for balance. I have to correct the smallest flower. By the way, I did crochet the filet lace table runner that this is on. It took me 7 years of working on it only on vacation in the fall and some at home. When I got close to the end, it motivated me to finish it. It is 41 inches long by 28 inches in width. I made a matching one for my smaller table that is 18 by 25.


I love Linda’s choice of colors. Unfortunately, I did not have that color. She crocheted her three flowers and I knitted mine. Information on the knitted flowers are in one of my previous posts. (October of 2011)

Makeup Bag to Match the Owl and the Moon

Here is my little makeup bag to go with the purse. I had to take the picture at night so it appears lighter and the yellow looks too bright. I left the owl off and knitted a buttonhole in while finishing the flap. The size is about 4 by 6 inches.

Felted Purse with Owl and the Moon

I knitted and felted this purse differently than the others. It was an idea that I got from my friend  Linda on Craft Gossip. She does not know about the idea. Hee hee. She had knitted a purse according to a pattern and I liked the way the top was done so I used it on this one. I did not want a flap to interfere with the needlefelting.Here is how I made it. I knitted 20 rows for the bottom on 60 stitches. I added 12 stitches on each side for the sides. Usually I just knit straight up but I wanted the purse to curve in slightly so I decreased every 20 rows on end stitch and needle 31  on each side.(total of 4 stitches to decrease) I knitted 82 rows,  I bound off 4 stitches on each side which were the stitches left from the 12 stitches added on( and after the decreases) and knitted 20 more rows on the remaining 60 stitches and bound off . I rehung the bottom and knitted 82 rows without decreases and placed a marker and knit 20 more rows and bound off these stitches. I turned the flaps at the opening to the inside and tacked them down and felted the purse. At the top on the sides between the front and the back where there were four stitches I placed a gold grommet for the handle.  I knitted circular for the handle. I knitted 15 circular rows, I took the stitches off on waste yarn and put through the purse grommet and  hung the beginning on the same needles and knit 85 circular rows, placed a marker, knitted 15 circular rows , took them off on waste yarn and put the tube through the grommet  and hung the last stitches on the row with the marker and bound off. Now I have to buy magnetic clasps and they can be placed on the inside flaps that I knitted extra without showing on the outside. I am also going to place a very slim dowel rod under each flap so that the purse stays straight at the top.  I am now working on a little makeup bag with a button to match and will post next.

Hope I have not been too confusing with my instructions. The color is a Heather Brown. The design I bought from Dreamstime Web Site.