A practically perfect flamingo granny square bag

I made this bag as a hostess gift for my cousin Lois.

The first time I ever came to visit her house as an adult, this was the sight that greeted me:

The pink flamingo in the rain
The pink flamingo in the rain

I was completely entranced, and once I crossed the threshold of the door of her home, it was as if I had entered a sort of adult fairytale world with all manner of decor and, it would seem, a flamingo in every room. A couple of years later when I came across this fabric:

flamingo fabric
The outer and inner linings of a future bag

I knew I had to buy it and make her a bag.

So I did.

What follows is the story of how I made this flamingo inspired granny square bag:

flamingo inspired granny square crochet bag
One side of the completed bag

for my much loved and admired cousin, who, sadly, left this world far too soon.

The continuing saga of entropy

A flamingo state of mind

A practically perfect Thursday

In which I attempt to clear the decks

Technical difficulties

Flamingo fever

Because flamingos

Why I line

More plein air crochet

Racing the sun