My neighbor teases me that every time we go shopping (which is every two weeks), I have a new bag. So as not to disappoint her the next time we're walking through the crowded aisles of Costco, I made this.
I made up the pattern as I went along, and used a burlap coffee bag from our local coffee roaster (so close that I sometimes smell roasting coffee beans). The bag is lined with an embroidered cotton I've had in my stash for years, and the handle is braided jute - just your garden variety jute from the hardware store. I cut three strands and braided them together. The bag is just the right size for my knitting and wallet, the only two things I need when I leave home.
I also made a few more burlap pears with crocheted copper leaves, filled with fragrant mulling spices.
I have three pears for sale. They are $24 a piece; price includes shipping in the US. Email me if you would like to purchase one: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And I have one more pear to give away. Leave a comment and I'll select a random winner Friday afternoon (let's say 4 PM Pacific Time).
A warm welcome to all those visiting via WhipUp.net. I was very excited yesterday when my friend Sarah told me my wreath was on WhipUp, and when I went to look for myself, I saw that my acorn necklace was up as well.
Of course the downside of being featured on WhipUp is the not so nice comments some readers feel inclined to leave. I woke up to an anonymous "Get a life" comment this morning. Not bad advice really. Perhaps if I stopped crafting for myself, my family and friends, I would have more time to troll blogs and leave nasty comments. Tempting, but I think I'll stick to the crafting.