Do you remember this rectangle of fabric which I pieced together ages ago using a simple method of Alicia Paulson's?
I have wanted to make a bag with it as the lightweight interfacing makes it nice and sturdy. However which type of bag? It begged for something more, something prettier, than a simple tote, perhaps a drawstring??
However I became creative with my rectangle as I sat with it. A pleat here, a few more there. A fold this way, a matching one on the other side and there was the bag taking shape.
Now, as it turned out not to be a drawstring bag, I needed to devise some sort handle.
So with a crochet hook in hand and some inspiration on a style of crochet from Juliane, I began to hook.
Before long this pretty handle was ready to be fastened to the bag with a few decorative buttons.
and a little lavender bag was popped inside to ensure a sweet fragrance lingered.
The handle looked so much like a scarf according to Ess, that I set about making another longer piece of work so she could have an alternative scarf for her lovely Bella.
Pretty soon there were scarfs all around. The top one was made by Juliane and was my inspiration.
I think Bella wears hers beautifully, don't you. This is exactly the way my precious Ess adorned her.
Now I'm contemplating more little scarves and I'm knitting some leg warmers in the middle of summer. Crazy, I know! Although I heard today that we are expecting lower than average temperatures in the next few months. No-one could complain about that during heatwave season :)