On Nnenna’s Needles #5

Thank you everyone for your supportive comments on my last post!  It was just really frustrating in the moment, but I felt miles better after reading all of your lovely comments and the day after was better as well!  All right, now we have, a day later than normal, another installment of On Nnenna’s Needles!

Brea Bag

When I’m not carrying around all of the books and notebooks I need for class, I like to carry a smaller bag.  I also really like bags with a long strap, so I can sling them across my body and have free hands if necessary.  So when I saw this pattern, I knew it would fit right in with my style.  I chose this color because I love burgundy and also because I thought the detail of the pattern would look really nice in a darker, rich color.


The body of the bag was actually knitted in several pieces, which I then sewed together.  After doing that, I went to Joann’s and chose a complementary fabric to line the bag.  First I attached the lining to the knitting, then I added a zipper as a closure.  Finally, I sewed on the brown braided strap that I also purchased from Joann’s.  I’m rather pleased with the end result and only wish I remembered to use this purse more often!


Also, I was featured yesterday on the lovely blog Kenzie Faith!  Check it out if you want! :D
  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much! :D

  • Kaleido Mind

    wow, this is amazing!! great job:D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Ashley! :D

  • Ashley Rae

    Nnenna! You are super creative. I love this little purse!


  • Nnenna

    Thank you Kat!! =)

  • kat

    that bag is soo cute!!


  • Nnenna

    Thank you Sabine! I'm currently reading through your knitting posts and they are really interesting! =)

  • Sabine

    Wonderful! I've only made one little knitted bag yet, but I keep thinking clutches and all kind of other bags…

  • cocobloggers

    dear coco-friend nenna,
    thank u so much for your comments about our blog!!!
    u are really talented with the knitting!!!congrats-for the bag and for the blog!!!!


  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much! :D

  • Eirini0703

    dear friend,
    thank u for your nice words about our blog!!!
    u are really talented with the knitting…!!!!congrats….for the bag end for the blog…
    kisses from greece


  • Nnenna

    Thank you Reg!! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Chelsea! :D

  • Nnenna

    Aww, thanks Laura!!! :D

  • jenni

    yeah, i saw you on her blog. :) and i love the bag!

  • Krystal/Village

    I love that you lined it..very pretty!

  • Comewhinewithme

    Beautiful handbag! Such a great colour:-)

  • Veronica

    lovely bag!

  • Jenniferandsherry

    that's an awesome color!! you made this?? that's AWESOME!


  • The Merry Traveller

    Those are some hands you have to conjure such a difficult piece of magic!

  • Laura

    the details of your knitting seriously amaze me every time. YOU'RE AWESOME

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much Janette!! :D

  • Janette

    Wowsers Nnenna! You've got some neato needling skills!! You are one talented cookie! I love the colors!

  • Tracey K Liu

    you're so talented and creative. love your style too =)


  • Nnenna

    Thank you Giselle!! =)

  • Giselle

    So creative, wish I could make a bag like that ;)

  • Shanah

    Well, this may sound weird, but I was thinking of getting a human heart tattoo on my ribcage next to my left breast, see what I mean? :P

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Megan! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Grysh! You're so right and now I'm thinking I should really do an outfit post with this bag! Thanks for the follow :)

  • Nnenna

    haha, I did! Thank you!! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Nina! And I'm currently working on your Pay it Forward gift, can't wait to send it off =)

  • Megan

    lovely bag and congrats on your feature!



  • Grysh

    I love the bag. Crichet bags are so wonderful. Very useful and stylish looking too when paired on the right outfit :)

    Followed you on Google Connect :)

  • Sophi Newman

    Wow, that is such a great purse! I'm not usually a fan of knit bags, but yours is really something special. You have some seriously impressive knitting skills.

    I read your post about your day from hell–it sounds just awful! It's the worst when you have these pesky tasks that have to be addressed that make it hard to get on with your already hectic life.

  • Courtney Thomas

    This is such a great bag – you're so awesomely skilled at knitting!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  • Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com

    Love the bag, did I read that you made it? Amazing!

  • Claudia

    I love it! I've already said it but..damn you're so good!!!

  • Frankie Hearts Fashion

    You are so talented! And I love that color….xx

  • Nina

    you are really good! :) nice bag!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much Leslie!

  • Leslie

    I love this! Just beautfiul!

  • Reg

    great bag!! congratulations on making such a pretty bag! the burgundy looks great :)

  • Simplychic08

    that's a really cool bag. i especially love the lining.

    congrats on the feature.

    check out my jewelry giveaway http://simplychic08.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-want-to-give-way.html

  • Kathryn

    What a gorgeous color!

  • Chelsea

    you are sososo talented! I love the color, and the lining you picked :)


  • Madelinew1

    love the bag! so cute

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Jenni!! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you!! :)

  • Nnenna

    I did! Thanks Sherry!! :)