Monday, August 29, 2016

Victory Lap

The purse, it is finished! Finally.


Instead of gluing the button down (a button that happened to be on clearance), I kind of sewed it on. So, it's not going anywhere.

I was so thrilled to have it finished. I put all my stuff in it... only to discover that I had placed the magnetic clasp a bit too far down. I could get the thing closed, but it made it a very tight fit.

Deep sigh.

But that was an easy fix. I just had to remove the clasp and move it higher up the purse. It didn't take too long to do it, either.


So, now it's done, and I've used it in public. The strap seems to be the right length. The clasp is in the right position. I think I can say it's officially done. (So much so that I've even marked it finished in Ravelry.)

Next I move on to other projects. Halloween. And Christmas. (I actually have a mental list that is huge right now. I won't bog you down with details. I'll just show pics of items in progress once I get to a point where I can show them off.)

What are you working on this week? Finished any troubling projects?

26 comments:

  1. You finished! Good stuff.
    Bet you have fun making gifts for Christmas.

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  2. Looks good with the purse! Funny to think about Christmas already, but one has to if they are going to be creating things for it :)

    betty

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  3. Great looking purse! It looks professional and it is really pretty. I can picture you doing ghosts and witches etc... using the jelly fish style which would look great hanging around at Halloween. I was crippled up yesterday so i didn't play in my craft room but I am hoping to start on a gift journal for my best friend Loretta. She loves inspiring quotes so i want to make the journal full of these quotes.

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    1. I did pumpkins and spiders last year. Lots of amigurumi patterns.

      I hope you're feeling better.

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  4. What a cute purse! It will be cool to see what you'll be making for Halloween and Christmas! :)

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    1. Since I have no idea yet, it'll be interesting for me, too.

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  5. How cute! Christmas? I'm sweltering today, but I guess if you are making things for the holidays it's never to early to start.

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    1. One year I started in January. Ah, to be on top of things...

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  6. That is absolutely adorable! Good for you. I am still working on the third Hitchhiker scarf.

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    1. Hitchhiker? I've not heard of that one.

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  7. Wow, it turned out great! Good job! I'm working on the "Hawk On" scarf. The colors I used don't represent anything in particular. I just like the combo and the plus is I'm using up some of my stash.

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  8. Cute! And the lining matched your shirt. ;)

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    1. Yeah, well the lining just had to be orange...

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  9. Great job. Looks like a purse with some pizazz!

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  10. Looks fantastic, Liz. I don't think I've ever managed to make something presentable enough to be actually used.

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  11. Hi Liz - congratulations ... it looks such fun - so glad it's all worked out ... cheers Hilary

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  12. Woohoo! Looks awesome :D Hope the next project goes well. I'm not doing anything crafty but my current project is flooring. Getting there :)

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