"Designer Handbags - Accessories for Winter" is in a contest.

I write on Squidoo quite frequently.  I wrote this article, "Designer Handbags - Accessories for Winter." in 2011 and now it's up for top 11 of 2011 on Squidoo.

Last year I wrote and published 62 articles on Squidoo.  It is a free platform for writing honest content, and building an on-line presence.  I have had a blast with this fine group of writers.

TODAY ONLY Saturday, December 31, 2011 until Midnight Eastern Time, my article (called a lens) is up for nomination to be one of the TOP 11 Lenses of 2011.  Right now, 10:12 AM Saturday, 12/31/2011, it is #1.

If you go to this link you can vote too:  The voting has been going on a few days, so the page is quite cluttered with comments.  Here's a picture of what you're looking for.

At the top of the page is a display of photos of the 100 top contenders.  20 rows of 5 each.  My article is represented in the photo of a handbag on the 2nd row, 4th from right.

Under all these pictures is the list of 100 contenders to vote for, Mine is "Designer Handbags ... Accessories for Winter," the 9th one down on the list.

Below the list of contenders is a collection of comments from readers.

If you're up to voting for my article I'd sure appreciate it.  I enjoy writing, and hopefully others enjoy reading what I write.

Thank you readers.

Had to add a picture of a purse I made before felting, then a picture after the felting process.  Too fun.  The finished product always surprises me.  This one is still on sale on Etsy.


Sold my Pattern on Etsy.

Peggy Giza bought my knit felt pattern on Etsy, and here is a picture of her finished project. 

This makes me pretty proud.  4 years of knitting, felting and now documenting the process, and I published a few of my patterns.  This one is for sale on my Etsy store, and Peggy of FELT GARDEN scooped up my pattern, knit then felted her own version and sent me this picture.  She modified the bag (to her own liking) and sent me these modifications:

The only modification was to the handle tabs put handle stitches on a stitch holder and first row knit one and then SSK and then to last three stitches K2tog and knit last stitch, Purl next row and repeat row 1 and 2 until 6 stitches ...next row Knit 2 and K2tog and then Knit 2. for 5 stitches...then knitted stockinet for a few rows...maybe six or so...then bind off and when felted add handle and sew to inside. 

I also use a sew in snap that I get here or Etsy too...the acorns and leaves are my pattern...the bee is something I try to add to all of my bags if appropriate...also inside my bags I sew in a button that says Felt Garden(also ordered from a vendor here on etsy as my bag signature. 

I make a purse bottom from prestofelt and plastic needlepoint backing...invented by my hubby... and it works great as a purse. bottom...I have learned a lot but have made hundreds of bags well maybe only 2 or 3 hundred... L I am going to check out your blog I am not as computer tuned in as you...if someone wants to buy a bag...let me know ... email her at feltgarden@gmail.com

Thank you miss Peggy.  I'm so honored,


Here's a photo of the bag I made.  Click on the link to see the article about making these purses.

Here's a link to my Etsy store, for purses or the pattern.    


Kntting baby items.

I found patterns for those cute little baby props being used for newborn photos.  There are sweet little cocoons, hammocks, oversized hats, knit diaper covers, etc.  I'm thinking I need to make several of each, in pastels and naturals for the ladies I know who love to take baby photos.

The store where I purchased these patterns on Etsy has some of the best photos to go along with the patterns, so here's the link to her page and a few sample items:




Long Tail Hat

I have Angie, the designer's,  permission to use her photos.  Go see her work at http://www.etsy.com/shop/4asong.

Here I go a new adventure, and a new Grandbaby on the way ... life is full of blessings.

You can buy this poster.