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Pear Bag

by greenrabbitdesigns

Spurred on by my Strawberry Bag (which now has a new mummy) I had a wee think about what other fruits I could use in my bag making. I was already knitting a green bag and hadn’t yet decided what I was going to decorate it with. Looking at the shade of yarn I was using the first fruit that came into my head were pears!

So I had a little play around with some nice yellow cotton and ended up with some pears, which I have to admit I was quite thrilled with. However I was a bit worried how they would look as they were a bit bigger than most of the other things I have put on my bags. So I attached them and they seemed to ‘sit’ ok. I then added a little bit of pear blossom, artistic license I know, as the blossom and the pear are never on the tree at the same time but it did finish it off.

Next I chose some fabric for the lining that tied in with the colours and this is the finished result!

It’s off to Balldougan Pottery tomorrow and hopefully it will find a new mummy too!

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thelinencat July 22, 2010 - 7:17 pm

I really like this bag, maybe even a little more than the strawberry one (which I didn’t think possible), will you be making even more styles? I do hope so, they are such fun!


greenrabbitdesigns July 22, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Thanks Beth!
I find myself thinking ‘now what other fruit could I use’ and I have come up with a few. It’s unbelievably great fun knitting fruit I have to say! Is that sad? 🙂 lol
Vivienne x

Planet Penny July 22, 2010 - 7:48 pm

That pear looks good enough to eat! The lining of the bag really sets it off. Lovely! Penny x

greenrabbitdesigns July 22, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Thank you Penny!! 🙂
Vivienne x

Amanda July 22, 2010 - 9:26 pm

I love this bag!!!! I have a pear tree in my yard and the pears look just like the ones on the bag. What is even better is the little pocket you put in the bag! Great work

greenrabbitdesigns July 22, 2010 - 10:50 pm

Thanks Amanda! I would love to have a pear tree in the back garden. 🙂
Vivienne x

Barbara July 22, 2010 - 10:27 pm

I like this bag and the lining is fabulous…just the right touch…pears are nice and my favorite color…no they’re not too big
I don’t think I’ve made my way to your blog before…(via Cosy Living)..glad I did.
So many talented people.out there and I found one more..I love it.

greenrabbitdesigns July 22, 2010 - 10:52 pm

Thank you Barbara for your lovely comment and for visiting my blog!
I hope you’ll call again. 🙂
Vivienne x

Mia July 23, 2010 - 12:05 pm

That is one seriously cute bag, and as Beth said earlier, this is (maybe) even cuter than the strawberry one…No…Is…No, they´re equally wonderful both! I admire your skills SO. I just ordered myself a new craft book with not only knitting ideas but crocheting too. I´ll be at least eyeing those out 🙂

Happy and creative weekend from ever so hot Finland!


greenrabbitdesigns July 23, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Thanks Mia!!
You’ll have to get crocheting, you’re a great knitter you’ll be able to do it, no problems!
Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Vivienne x

corry July 25, 2010 - 12:01 pm

What a lovely and “delicious” bag you made, it just looks perfect! Groeten, Corry

greenrabbitdesigns July 25, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Thank you Corry, it’s lovely to hear from you again! 🙂
Vivienne x

Mrs Bun July 27, 2010 - 12:02 am

My favourite designs are when they’re a bit too big. I love the pears Vivienne. Isn’t it lovely when you have ideas buzzing around. Not so good when they won’t come – enjoy your fruit makings.

Lisa X

greenrabbitdesigns July 27, 2010 - 12:21 am

Thank you Lisa! The big problem is that my hands won’t work as quick as my head! 🙂
Vivienne x

do you mind if i knit July 27, 2010 - 9:44 am

What a wonderful idea, and the pears look so good! It’s very different, very lovely indeed. Love vanessa xxx

greenrabbitdesigns July 27, 2010 - 9:49 am

Thank you Vanessa! Wasn’t sure how they would look but I’m happy how it all turned out.
Vivienne x

Emma July 27, 2010 - 5:22 pm

Oh! Just perfectly gorgeous! I’ve just been peeping at the strawb one too. They’re wonderful x

greenrabbitdesigns July 27, 2010 - 6:16 pm

Thank you Emma for your lovely comment! 🙂
Vivienne x

val July 28, 2010 - 7:24 am

You are just too clever for words Vivienne! They look good enough to eat! I wonder who the happy new mummy of the strawberry bag is? Perhaps you will become a regular market gardener :0)
So inspiring!
blessings, Val

greenrabbitdesigns July 28, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Thanks Val! A knitting market gardener, now that would be different! 🙂
Vivienne x

Zoe July 29, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Lovely bag. Thank you for your comment. Can I ask you about the chair? Do you think the legs would have been originally longer. My husband thinks so but I am not so sure. It would be great if you could remember. Yes, it does have a secret store bit under the seat and it was very clean.

Zoe x

greenrabbitdesigns July 29, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Hi Zoe, thanks for your comment!
Chair legs are exactly as I remember them, I have emailed you to explain.
Vivienne 🙂

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