So here is attempt #2 at writing this post I wrote a really nice post and accidentally deleted it and the auto save feature saved the deleted version before I could undelete.
So back in July remember how I mentioned my purse was stolen and I was going to make a new one. I surfed around the web and looked at patterns, thought about stuff in my stash I would use to make it. Then I came across a podcast on felting knitted items. so I got some wool and decided I needed to try felting. I took to it with great gusto and knit up version 1.0 of my new purse. at the time I thought it would be the one. well I got it felted and I wasn't exactly happy with the construction..
Version 1.0 I like the bag but decided I could always make a 2.0 version of the bag.
This is a small clutch that I did between the two bags to test some different construction techniques before I started version 2.1
I finished knitting version 2.1 and was much with it than with version 1.0. so here it is
complete with a zippered pocket
and a regular pocket, cause you can never have too many pockets
my wallet was in my purse when it was stolen so that was something else I needed to make. I searched around and for a pattern for a 27 pocket wallet. I went through my stash and found some fat quarters I liked. I made the center card holder and decided I didn't like the colors. so I remade that part. I got to the point where I didn't like the stability of the outside piece the way it was described in the pattern, it was supper floppy. so I ended up replacing the two layers of canvas with 4 layers of craft fuse and a layer of canvas and it is much stiffer and I am much happier with it. I ended up going back and redoing parts of this project. I wanted it perfect and while there might be a few things here and there I would change, I like it enough that I am not going to go back and fix it.