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
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  1. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much! :D

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  2. Kaleido Mind wrote:

    wow, this is amazing!! great job:D

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  3. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Ashley! :D

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  4. Ashley Rae wrote:

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


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  5. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Kat!! =)

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  6. kat wrote:

    that bag is soo cute!!


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  7. Nnenna wrote:

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

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  8. Sabine wrote:

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

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  9. cocobloggers wrote:

    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!!!!


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  10. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much! :D

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  11. Eirini0703 wrote:

    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


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  12. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Reg!! =)

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  13. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Chelsea! :D

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  14. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thanks Laura!!! :D

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  15. jenni wrote:

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

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  16. Krystal/Village wrote:

    I love that you lined it..very pretty!

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  17. Comewhinewithme wrote:

    Beautiful handbag! Such a great colour:-)

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  18. Veronica wrote:

    lovely bag!

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  19. Jenniferandsherry wrote:

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


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  20. The Merry Traveller wrote:

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

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  21. Laura wrote:

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

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  22. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Janette!! :D

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  23. Janette wrote:

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

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  24. Tracey K Liu wrote:

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


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  25. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Giselle!! =)

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  26. Giselle wrote:

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

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  27. Shanah wrote:

    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

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  28. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Megan! :)

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  29. Nnenna wrote:

    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 :)

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  30. Nnenna wrote:

    haha, I did! Thank you!! :)

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  31. Nnenna wrote:

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

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  32. Megan wrote:

    lovely bag and congrats on your feature!



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  33. Grysh wrote:

    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 :)

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  34. Sophi Newman wrote:

    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.

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  35. Courtney Thomas wrote:

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

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  36. Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com wrote:

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

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  37. Claudia wrote:

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

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  38. Frankie Hearts Fashion wrote:

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

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  39. Nina wrote:

    you are really good! :) nice bag!

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  40. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Leslie!

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  41. Leslie wrote:

    I love this! Just beautfiul!

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  42. Reg wrote:

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

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  43. Simplychic08 wrote:

    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

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  44. Kathryn wrote:

    What a gorgeous color!

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  45. Chelsea wrote:

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


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  46. Madelinew1 wrote:

    love the bag! so cute

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  47. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Jenni!! :D

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  48. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you!! :)

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  49. Nnenna wrote:

    I did! Thanks Sherry!! :)

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