Above is an early shot, taken in some nice sunlight.
This is mid/post-felting (I ran it through the wash three times, and still have work to do by hand on the garter-stitch strap and a little extra piece that will be a cellphone pocket). The matching fabric is for strap-reinforcement, although I'm not sure it will be necessary. The lighter pink batik-y looking fabric is for the inside lining (still have to figure out how to make inside pockets - it will likely involve some quilt batting). The mauve and purple yarns are for needlefelting flower designs on the outside.
This purse project is for my mom, who picked out and bought the yarn. At the yarn store, we saw big felted totes with felted flowers attached, and she wanted me to make her one. Over time, it evolved into making a smaller purse structured basically like her Vera Bradley one, with flower designs needle-felted directly onto the body.
There have been no major disasters so far (knock on wood), but I've never really lined much of anything before, or really needle-felted. So we'll see.
Posted by MTB at 7:32 PM