Saturday, 29 March 2014
Cute & Easy Crochet
I often turn to my craft books and Pinterest boards for inspiration when there's a craft fair coming up but do worry about using someone else's idea for profit - even if its with raising money for charity in mind. I love these little purses I found in Nicki Trench's book Cute & Easy Crochet - they would be perfect for my stall, but there's that guilt feeling in the back of my mind again!
However I spied a similar comment on Nicki's facebook page and to my delight found that she has very generously given permission to sell her designs in return for a small one-off Product Selling Fee. Yipee! I can feel completely comfortable making these for my stall now. I have tweeked the pattern a bit. I found I coudn't make a neat buttonhole fastening so have changed to large press studs or magnetic fasteners. And if the lining fabric I've chosen is a bit thin I back it with fusible interfacing to make a sturdier purse that would perfectly protect a mobile phone.
Using odd balls of Aran yarn from my stash produces slightly random sized purses but I rather like that as different folks will want to use them for different purposes.
Note: There is one proviso from Nicki - you can only make up to 100 items from any one pattern. Hmm, can't imagine that will be a problem for me! :o)