Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gettin' Cozy

So, I had some cotton yarn in my stash, but not enough of any one color to make a sweater. And since I'm not that found of a "Coat of Many Colors" for myself; I wondered what I should make with said cotton yarn. 

I happened to have just bought a case of Caffeine Free Diet Coke ('cause it tastes better than regular Diet Coke), I decided that those cans needed Cozies. So I grabbed a size G crochet hook and set out to designing. This is what I came up with.

The pink/orange/white one is totally random and made from scraps. The pink and black one gets me in touch with my "Diva/Princess" self. The pink camo one gets me in touch with my "Redneck Princess" self. (HA! I kill me. Redneck Princess...)

This blue and orange one is an experimentation in "team colors" - if your team colors happen to be blue and orange (University of Florida, Auburn....)

Then I thought, if you can make a can cozy, why not one for a bottle? So I did...

Red and black for the 'Dawgs. Some fuzzy boucle novelty stuff at the top. Now that I look at it, it should have been a little taller.

This "making up my own pattern thing" was working for me so I decided to take it a step further (or maybe a couple of steps). I designed my own mini hobo bag! 

How cute is that? It's about 7.5" long x 2.5" wide x 6" tall. It even has a zipper! (Don't worry - I didn't sew it with my sewing machine - I actually LEARN from my mistakes.) 

Another shot with the handle up...

It's perfect for "game day" - just big enough for your wallet or ID, some cash, keys and lipstick. Since I'm really NOT a Georgia Bulldogs fan, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with a red and black purse...

So, what do you think? Not too shabby for the first couple of original "OneCraftyChick Designs" patterns, huh? I have PDF copies if you're interested. 


Knit Witch said...

I love the bag! It looks great!! Oh, and I hope you saw my blog post yesterday about sewing machines!! I'm sure you of all people will appreciate it!!

Rox said...

CUte, Cute, CUTE!! I want an orange and Blue one!! War Eagle! And I am hardly without a Diet Dr. Pepper in hand!
Nice work Love all of it!