Monday, June 21, 2010

Foldover tote...and near craft fail

I finally got around to finishing this foldover tote! I'd been wanting a new tote for stashing all my knitting supplies because they end up all over my apartment. This bag is great because it's tall enough to fit knitting needles and still foldover to close at the top.

I used embroidery patterns from the new book I got a couple weeks ago. I can't say I'm in love with embroidery. I'm a quick-crafter and like to get projects done fast. Embroidery involves a lot of time and patience. Don't get me wrong, I still like embroidery, but just don't think I will be adding embroidery to every single thing I do.

The tutorial is over at Noodlehead and is a pretty quick project. The tutorial uses bias tape for the edges but I really liked the design of my lining, so I just folded that over and used that instead. I wasn't going to use grommets either, but after this near craft fail I had to:

Yes, that is a giant hole in my bag if you're wondering. I bought these really cute brass button-fasteners that I was going to use in place of the grommets. Then spent over an hour trying to figure out how to use them. The instructions were in Japanese (again, which I do not speak) and after multiple attempts at using them, I decided to just buy the grommets.

Craft fail adverted, for now. It's done, hooray!


  1. so freaking cute!!! you are a rockstar!

  2. Super cute!!
    And wow, you like pickled herring? You like pickled herring! Your blog is called pickled herring!
    I can't get over this. I'm in the north of Sweden, where pickled herring comes from, although I'm a vegetarian. My mum is too but a few years ago she would sometimes make an exception once a year and have pickled herring.

  3. I do indeed love pickled herring - creamed, wine and mustard herring are my favs! :)

    That's awesome that you're living in northern sweden, what city? I studied in Jonkoping (sorry i can't get the "o" to have the dots above on this computer) back in college. I miss Sweden!!