Coin purse that I made, this was simple and fun. Using the crochet basket
pattern, except keep going up on the sides until you can gather it in your
hands, then I added a row of sl stitch around, (to reinforce).
If the original hole at the beginning of the bottom was too big, just grab the
tail and stitch around it, pulling it tight, then backstitch to hold.
Then made a
tie by using the chain stitch, I threaded it, in and out around the top and
actually keep chaining until it was as long as I needed it. Then find a bead
with a hole big enough to put the tie through, to use to close it.
the hardest part, finding a bead with the right size hole)
Knot the ends together on the tie, and fill with change.
Here are some more crocheted baskets.
I seem to still be in my "blue" mode. I have to consciously pick out other colors.
Blue=sea, sky, and flowers.Blue is calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light
and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the color blue. Blue is a primary
color, Primary colors are not a fundamental property of light but are often
related to the physiological response of the eye to light. Traditionally, blue has
been considered a primary color in painting.
Blue can mean sadness, "I've got the blues" or a type of music, contrary to popular
belief it is not called Blues because its lyrics are depressing but because its scale
is inclusive of the "dark notes" or blue notes.
Blue is used to symbolically represent the fifth, throat charka.
In Iran, blue is the color of mourning while in the West the something blue bridal
tradition represents love.
In the United States, it has been fashionable since the 2000
Presidential Election to refer to the Democratic Party as "blue".
In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is
believed to keep the bad spirits away.
Blue in Hinduism: Many of the gods are depicted as having blue-colored skin,
particularly those associated with Vishnu, who is said to be the Preserver of the
world and thus intimately connected to water.
Several years ago (1993), the makers of "M&M's," added a new color to its candy
bag: Blue. Why Blue? Although they reported that this was the result of a vote
by M&M's fans it raises a few questions. It may very well be the last color left in
the bag after the novelty wears off. Blue is reportedly a appetite suppressant. Ha,
I have never experienced that while eating my "M&Ms".
Enjoy your blues...