Macrame Teal Fun


Teal, silver and ivory alternating cords make up this fun purse.

The strap measures 21″ from shoulder to the top of the purse opening. I will line it with a white fabric, having a pocket on each side.

The body measures 7.5″ wide and 8.5″ long; large enough to accommodate a phone, Kindle, keys and  small wallet.

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New Macrame Purse

My newest masterpiece.
This is an 8″ flex frame made with 4mm Tiffany color cord. Tiffany is a great all purpose cord color. No mater what you wear, it will reflect and pull it from the purse.

I have made the strap around 45 inches from shoulder to purse top for cross shoulder wear.  A fleur-de-lis rhinestone pin is used as an accent; just a little bling. With it being a pin, the owner can switch it out with another pin, depending on the occasion. As you can see the white lining and a pocket is available on each side of the inside.

Tomorrow I may be starting a teal-blended purse for a customer. I will let you know/see the results.

Until then,

Be creative!

Macrame and Crochet Game Totes For Your Favorite Team Player


This past weekend I realized something interesting. Not only are the colors of this market bag the Green Bay Packers Football teams colors, but they are also the same colors as a middle school in North Carolina.

Red, white and black color combination can be either the University of Madison-Badgers football team or West Bend’s Badger Middle School colors.

And lastly, this could be the team colors of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team or the Germantown Warhawks High School colors.
I had so many parents this weekend looking for a unique way to carry sports apparel and equipment. The kids were just as excited.

Last month I had a couple asking if I could make them a unique book bag for their student. I explained that the largest opening in a flex frame that I have is 14″. It would be a tight fit for text books laying side ways. Depending on the age and size of the child, the bag on the right could be made twice the length to accomodate books standing on end. Or the bag on the left could be made with a longer strap and a little wider to house a laptop.

Everything is adaptable and can be made to fit what you need it for. What do you use for game day?

Harvest and Wine Fest-Cedarburg, WI 2012-Day 1

I love craft fairs.I really enjoy matching the item for sale with the purchaser. When you have sold an item to the right person, it is a wonderful feeling. It makes what you do more fun and causes you to go on and create more.

At first, this fest was very intimidating. It is one of the larger festivals that Cedarburg has in the city and they are very organized. You must be juried in by one of three organizations for a space in their imprint. The festival runs two days and boy are there the vendors and more than enough people visiting to accommodate all of them.
At the beginning of this day, I met a wonderful woman. She and her daughter came early, but the first time I saw her, she came to my booth by herself in her wheelchair and looked around.

She found this purse and asked to look at it. She said that she would have to consider it. She asked a few questions and one of them was if I made the items myself. I told her that I did and in fact, I had finished the one she was looking at the night before the festival. That was the start of a really fun experience.

She went away for about an hour, but returned with her daughter guiding her through the crowd. The daughter told me they were there to see the purse mom was interested in. Again they left to consider it, but not more that 15 minutes later they returned to purchase it. I asked her if I could put it into a bag for her and she said, “No, I am going to wear it out today. It is my favorite color.” She held it up to herself, showing that she was wearing an outfit with the same color.

That type of connection with people is the very reason why I continue to try and think of new things to share with others.

I can’t wait to see what the second day of the Harvest and Wine Fest in Cedarburg brings.

Until next time,

Be creative!

Macrame Purse Update

Here is an update to a post of August 9, 2012. I did show a dull version, but since then I found the right add-on for the Forest Green 12″ Flex Frame purse.
This flower is a permanent fixture but a real eye popper. This is one purse that gets attention at a craft show. It is a good size purse with a friendly pattern and strong embellishment.

Let me know your thoughts on this combination?

Macrame Special Orders

Here is my latest special order. It is a modification of a macrame purse I did a short while ago.

Special orders are a great way to change up things for an individual. It shows me that people are interested in the style for themselves, but need it a little different.

I’ve said before that the hardest thing is to make something for another person you have never met. You are just not sure what exactly their likes and dislikes are.

This is a fun pattern to make. It does take a bit more material to wrap 16 cords with other cords, I like the effect.

What are your thoughts?

Have a great week.

Macrame Wild Weekend

It turned out to be a great start.
Four flex frame  purses and a market bag. I have to admit I finished the market bag before this weekend began.

I started in the evening Friday until 11 p.m.

Saturday morning about 9 until 4 in the afternoon.

My husband and I helped paint at Inspired For You Saturday night until 11 p.m.
Sunday, I served at church in the morning.

Stopped by my brother’s house for his birthday at 2-4 p.m.

By 11 p.m.Sunday this is what was finished.

I’m pretty pleased.

Let’s see how far I get with the rest by next Sunday night.

Until next time,

Be creative!