I am a show off today

Summer Sling Tote in Denim

Summer Sling Tote in Denim

It’s my blog and I’ll show off if I want to.   Two of my latest and favorite crochet peices are a tote and flag ball.

The flag ball was sort of inspired by seeing lots of Kuwaiti flags in preparation for February’s Hala February.  I got into this patriotic mood and decided to make my own flag.  At first I thought a felt flag might be an idea but was at loss for ideas on how to hang it in the car and then I came across this pattern for ornament balls.  It took about an hour to make.  The only problem with is that Lulu sits at the back and keeps asking for it to play with.  I think I might make another bigger one without the hanging chain so she can have it.

Egyptian Flag Ball

Egyptian Flag Ball

I found the tote on Ravelry for the Summer Sling Tote and fell in love with it.  Yes I fall in love with tote patterns.  I am crazy like that.  I could almost touch it in my head.  I went out and got this beautiful denim blue cotton and started at it 3 days ago.  All the time while I was working on it, I was imagining myself taking it out and enjoying it.  I did shorten the handle from the original pattern because when the handle is too long I am a little bit uncomfortable.  I had some pretty IKEA upholstery fabric and decided to use it as a lining.  Lining the bag was definitely the hardest part, my fingers are still sore.  I don’t have a sewing machine so it was all hand stitched and the fabric is really tough.  Instead of using a whip stitch to join the bag and the lining I used a blanket stitch.  The bag was awesome but it was too open, I then found 3 wooden buttons in my sewing kit and added them too and now I can’t wait to go out so I can enjoy my new tote.

Now excuse me while I go enjoy playing with my new tote before I go out with it.


  • At 2010.01.27 14:40, Rula A. said:

    Good job 😀

    • At 2010.01.28 11:13, jessyz said:


      • At 2010.01.27 17:40, Amira AK said:

        you ‘are’ showing off, but you have every right to. They’re beautiful!!!! I love the tote bag, that colour with the wooden buttons.. it’s perfect! way to go Jessyz!

        • At 2010.01.28 11:14, jessyz said:

          If you like the color you can enter this giveaway for the make up bag 😀 http://www.chocolatemintsinajar.com/blog/2010/01/giveaway-makeup-bag/

          • At 2010.01.27 21:23, Shimaa Gamal said:

            so2al, is it easy to find materials in Q8?

            • At 2010.01.28 11:15, jessyz said:

              Nice wool is really hard to find but this cotton is very easy to find actually

              • At 2010.01.27 22:49, maisara said:

                hi, im just googling something about how to find cupcake around alexandria,egypt and it turn out i found your blog!and the cupcake in your previous post was really awesome! i love cupcakes too..actually i have a friend stdying at alexandria and his birthday is coming,.if i can know whether i can place a delivery to his home on his birthday. if you don’t mind can i have a phone number or at least an email of the shop where you buy those cupcakes..but did that shop offer the deliveries??or if not do you know any other shops around alexandria that provide the deliveries of cupcakes?? i really want to suprise him as im not gonna be there on his birthday:(.thanks in advance. your kindness is really appreciate.:):)

                • At 2010.01.28 11:09, Mona said:

                  How cool! I need to learn crochet. Is it easier or better than knitting? Very cool. It’s kinda like magic. Out of nowhere you have a bag. Well with hard work I’m sure but still, awesome.

                  • At 2010.01.28 11:16, jessyz said:

                    It is awesome, it is much easier than knitting, at least for me. Yeah you just sit down for a couple of hours and you made something. It is also very relaxing and meditative. Once you get into the rhythm of a pattern you stop thinking and your fingers just work.

                    • At 2010.01.28 11:42, ze2red said:

                      you keep surprising me with very very nice things. way to go girl 😉

                      • At 2010.02.14 15:34, jessyz said:

                        Hehehe estani bas I am just getting started :-)

                        • At 2010.01.28 12:48, Sameha said:

                          To7faaaaaaaaaaaa…….Masha Allah :) You inspire me ?

                          • At 2010.02.14 15:35, jessyz said:

                            A5galtom tawado3na

                            • At 2010.01.29 22:40, Mona said:

                              Wow, awesome, I need to find someone to teach me!

                              • At 2010.02.14 15:35, jessyz said:

                                You can easily teach yourself, I just google whatever I need to do and there is always a tutorial (or a dozen) on YouTube