At least, that was the questioned posed in an email I received from FaveCrafts Quick and Crafty regarding this purse:
Designed for Red Heart Yarns by Michele Wilcox this crocheted bag with ruffles is definitely my idea of a must-do project, only I doubt I would be be able to stick to the vanilla theme.
I would, most likely, need to make the ruffles a bit longer and more ruffly, and I would want to string brightly colored cylindrical beads onto the yarn before I crocheted the bag, to give it that “sprinkled with candy sprinkles” air.
Having said all of that, the purse is perfect as it is.
I just spent three of the past four days at a crochet (and knitting) conference and can attest to the fact that women like bags. So it came as no surprise to me when I read that purchasing a handbag is one of the most satisfying purchases a woman can make.
This fact was clearly in evidence at the conference. Like many of the attendees, I had more than one bag on my person.
I had my “purse,” a small crocheted and felted bag that contained my wallet, cellphone, calender, and keys, as well as a Vera Bradley duffel bag that I used to carry my current project and all of the needed accoutrements needed to work on it during those few stolen moments I had time to work on it.
Prior to learning to crochet, my interest in bags and purses was minimal. I carried a purse so that I would have a place to put my wallet, and I carried a wallet so that I would not lose my driver’s license in the pocket of a pair of jeans.
And while, unlike the women who answered the survey commissioned by Saveme4later.com (a shopping app), I derive more pleasure from attempting to create my own perfect purse than I ever derived from purchasing a bag.
For me, the answer to the question posed in the title of this blog post is a resounding yes.