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Bag E Bottoms Acrylic Bases for Handbags, Purses and Totes

211509-761078-thumbnail.jpgAt TNNA San Diego 2007, a distributor of Bag E Bottoms displayed these fabulous bases at the designers meeting. They are acrylic bases, 1/8" thick, with rounded corners. You insert them into the bottom of your knit, crochet or felted handbags for sturdy base.

As we all know, its the finishing that makes the difference between home made and hand crafted. You could put the base in the purse before sewing in the lining. Or, sew a sleeve lining around the base, then insert it after the sewn in lining. Either way, you will have a sturdy bottom and a purse that will stand tall.

Kristin handbag kits will include the proper sized base in each order. If you want to order a base for any other handbag or tote, please click here to order the acrylic base of your choice, a la carte: Acrylic Purse Bases 


1st Place Prize for Kristin's crocheted Swirl wrap cardigan

636876-394150-thumbnail.jpgA few months ago, the creative director for Knitting Pattern A Day and Crochet Pattern A Day Calendars contacted me about design submissions for the 2008 calendars. She inquired about some of my patterns and the possibility of their inclusion into next year's calendars. I contributed a couple of patterns for the knitting calendar and a few patterns for the crochet calendar.

Fast forward to today: I received an email from the same creative director congratulating me on being a winner. Winner, of what? I didn't know that by submitting designs to this publication I was automatically entered into a contest. The Swirl wrap cardigan I designed in crochet for Crochet Me Magazine Fall 2005 won 1st prize.


Honorable mention in a contest - cool.
1st, 2nd or 3rd place ranking in a contest - very cool.
Winning a contest you didn't even know you entered - priceless.



Preview Fall 2007 Books from Interweave Press

Preview Fall 2007 Books from Interweave Press

Within the list of books and their release dates, you will find the long anticipated Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution by Kim Werker.  


Click on the title to link to a page description of the book. One of the smaller images on the cover (the purple top) is my crochet design. I've only seen the cover art, but have heard the photography and layout are a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Interweave's description of Kim's manuscript includes words like revolution and renaissance. She writes about the historical and feminist contexts leading up to the crochet uprising? Really? That's cool. I'm really looking forward to reading the book.

 Kim Werker is the founder and creative director of the online magazine Crochet Me and the editor of Interweave Crochet Magazine, as well as the author of Get Hooked: SImple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff and co-author of Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting.