Monday, June 07, 2010

My Fendi Knockoff Bag is FINALLY Finished! :D

After only four and a half years (almost)... :P How pathetic is that? And the sad thing is, the purse itself, I started January 4th, 2006. And finished crocheting it the 7th. It just took me four years to put the lining in and sew on the handle. :/ Oh, actually, four years and five months to the day- How weird is that?...
It took so long, maybe it is actually back in style now? ;P I don't care if it's "in style", or not, I still will use it. I was so bored yesterday. I didn't want to work on any of the projects I had going. But I really wanted to start another purse. The Bloomin' Bag, to be specific. If you don't have a Ravelry account, you can also see it here at Crochetville. Actually, here is the link to the pattern (PDF file). (Or, the webpage.) (I really, really want to make one of these! And, I want a red one.) But then I started thinking about the red Fendi Bag I have already done, and how I REALLY, REALLY, need to finish some of my gazillion and a half projects I have going. So... The oldest project I had going is finally DONE! Yay, me... :P
Here is a picture of the lining. I got the fabric at Walmart for like a dollar a yard. I had to hand sew it all. Now I have two crocheted purses/bags I really like and will use. (The Chakra Purse, and this one) :)
I am actually afraid to post this on Crochetville. After hosting the CAL for this bag, and getting SOOOO many PM's for the pattern I had just about had it.. The pattern isn't even available for free anymore. A couple years ago or so I found out the designer of this bag had it on her Etsy store, but that was two computers ago; and... I don't think her Etsy store is up anymore. Update: I just went back to that CAL, and saw a post that someone else has a version of this bag!! Awesome!!
Now, what's my next oldest project?.. Hmmm... :P

4 comments:

Mimi said...

That is really cool Tina, now you could finally use it - its so chic! Pretty lining too ;)

Tina said...

Thanks, Mimi. I want to try the knitted version someday, since it's closer to the original Fendi bag. That would take me another five years, though. :P

Vik said...

Your bag looks wonderful! and the lining too! Great things take time... what are four years after all? Enjoy your super chic bag, Tina!

張孟勳 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention...................................................................