I Think I Can, I Think I Can...My Bohemian Purse Project

I, just like every other creative person I know, have dozens, nay, hundreds of ideas stashed in folders, files, notebooks, hard drives and the dusty corners of my mind. All important, adorable, status changing works of bohemian fantasy that may NEVER become a reality because the bottom line is, I’m just not that cool. Or organized, or clear headed, or good mooded, or pleasant tempered. Would I like my life to look like a spread out of an Anthropology catalog? Sure I would! But I will settle with the occasional peppering of creative genius and a very short list of projects finished.

But this project is going to get done. And I say that because I only started yesterday, and I’m almost half finished. That is amazing in my book. And it’s a purse, something that I can take into public, casually be seen holding in party photos and strategically place at restaurants and coffee houses so that people will be forced to ask me where I got it. I may actually pop into Anthropology and put one of those cute, young, juicy clerks in her place with it.

This project has come to us by way of Colour In A Simple Life. This amazing blog is more than inspirational, it’s like keeping a crochet fairy trapped in your cyber bell jar. Too obtuse? I thought so as well, I’ll try again. It’s like visiting a personal tutor. As I was following her tutorial, a question would pop into my mind and be immediately answered with her next comment or photo. This purse looks amazing, and unique and like a little drop of Gypsy Love right in the middle of this Old Navy ocean. I am compelled to make it and finish it. I THINK I CAN!

Colour In A Simple Life takes you through making the flowers and the purse itself . If you are looking for a way to make the PERFECT circle that is made as the first step in the Lily Pad Hex, follow this link to see the “Invisible Finish,” I promise you will love it for all of your projects.

The purple flower below was the first Lily Blossom I made with this pattern, I’m turning this one into a hair ornament for my daughter.

Here are the colors I chose for my purse.

And here are some pics of what I’ve accomplished so far.

I will post more photos soon, as this project moves along swiftly and surely and when I have finished the whole bag, I will post a picture of my very own Bohemian Purse!

9 comment on “I Think I Can, I Think I Can…My Bohemian Purse Project”

  1. OLIVIA,

    Hi, I just found your blog and absolutely love it!!! You enjoy the same things I do like animals, crochet, colors, design, recipes, and more. So glad I stopped by. Can’t wait to see what you do next. And, your writing style is really great too!!

    1. Comment author madme,

      Olivia, you’re hired!!!! Thanks for stopping by, I’m sure glad you found me and I hope to hear more from you. If you ever want to share any of your animals, crochet, colors, design, recipes, and more… head over to the FB page and feel free to share. https://www.facebook.com/MadGringa

  2. Cara Louise,

    i have never used caron simply soft…but after seeing these amazing photos i will have to get some…it looks just luscious!

    1. Comment author madme,

      Are you kidding me? I love your site. Love, I would be embarrassed to mention how much time I’ve spent on it in the last 2 weeks and I’ve pinned it to my “Best Crochet Blogs” board as well. The list is very short since I will only post blogs that are comfortable, helpful, colorful and amazing! If you ever want to guest blog on my site I would love to have you. I felt like I met a rock star when I saw that you came to my site and commented. So neat how the internet can make the world seem so small. Best wishes, I hope we talk again.

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