The Big Bag Reveal

First off, let me say that I was overjoyed to receive this beautiful bag from Alessandra. This was my giveaway prize, and it is the envy of all those who have seen it so far (in the one day that I've owned it). I've been given suggestions of outfits to "match" the bag, types of shoes to wear with the bag, and more. That should say something about my lack of fashion sense. lol Than you, Alessandra! :-)

You've seen the bag in her home, and now here's a picture of it in mine!

Well, now moving on to the other bag. I realized while I was making the straps (well, strap) that I had made an error in how I sewed one part of the squares together. Apparently I wasn't supposed to sew the sides of the top two squares together so that the bag would have a wider mouth and so that there would be four places to attach the straps. Since I had already sewn the lining to the bag, there was no chance that I would take anything out. Plus, I think the bag is fine the way it is. It sure is plenty large enough. I ended up making one wide strap that I lined and attached midway.

This was a fun project, and I'm sure to do it again. I had grown out of love for the granny square for a while. I think I was just experiencing granny square burnout, but after taking a long break from it and finding new styles of the granny square, I could definitely make some more.

Now that I'm done, I don't even know what I'll do with this bag. So for now, it will go in the finished crocheted objects stash and I will have to get to finishing those hats for the kiddies!

Thanks for taking this bag journey with me. Now without further ado, I present to you what I call the Sunrise Sunset bag, based on the "Sunrise Sunset" afghan and Inga's Haekelbeutel bag.

Here's the bag after I blocked it, after it was lined, but before I added the strap.

Here, you can see the calico lining on the inside and on the strap.
And here is the completed bag. Boy, it's huge!
And finally, a little mosaic.

Again, have a great weekend!


  1. I'm glad you liked the bag I sent you. I'm sorry I didn't wrap it in pretty paper, but it barely fit in the envelope like that... hehe
    Your bag is wonderful, you did a really good job!

  2. Incredible work Libby. I'm amazed at how intricate everything is. Keep up to good work and let me know when you get overbooked on selling these.

  3. I love both bags, Alessandra's and yours!! :-D


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