Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bright Bags on Grey Days

It's been a few years since I have gotten a new everyday purse to use. The last one I got was a Chirstmas gift. It is a Vera Bradley Crossbody bag in Ellie Blue. I love it and still plan on using it, especially since Ellie Blue is one of my favorite patterns ever. With that bag being 3+ years old it was time to get a new one. 

Knowing that I love Vera Bradley bags and that they are good quality and last me quite a long time that was the first place I started. When I got to the website I started with the Sale tab and found so many options that I loved, including the one I ended up getting. 

I decided on the Tess Crossbody Bag. I got the color Wildwood Coastal Blue. It has gold hardware which is my metal color of choice.

I absolutely love the size and color of this bag.

I wear a lot of blues and navy so it will go with a lot of my clothes. I look forward to using this bag for several years to come. 

Originally the bag was $148.00, it is currently marked down on the site to $51.80. There is also a coupon code that may be applied at checkout currently (I don't know if it will apply to this or not). 

I love it and I'm so excited to used it!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fail: 12 Months of Mittens So Far

So I have been hardcore failing at 12 months of mittens. I have one mitten done for January and February and that's pretty much it. I started March's mittens a few days ago but also have a few other projects going which I need to have done by mid-April. 

January Snowflake Mittens
February Heart Mittens
Both of these sets of mittens only have one mitten done but hopefully I will find time to finish them in the next few months.

Again March's mittens are Eugenia's Mittens by Mollie Woodworth

Photo by molliebatmit
For these mittens I am using Expression Fiber Arts Cozy Worsted Weight Yarn. I received the skein free as part of a promotion so unfortunately I do not know the color name. It also is not available on the site at this time.

Cozy Worsted by Expression Fiber Arts
I chose this color because it reminds me Aquamarine, which is the March birthstone. I also have really wanted to use one of the Expression Fiber Arts yarns I ordered and this was a fitting project

I am currently using size US 6 needles for the cuff and plan of switching to size US 7 as recommended in the pattern.

Keeping with my current pattern of only having one mitten done by the end of the month that is my current goal, with hopes to catch up on the other half of the mittens at some point in the year.