Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July Challenge.

Flaming Lamborghini

Hello July!

I know that I'm a few days late, but it's time for My July Challenge. And would you believe that it's not a toy this time? Instead it's a bag. This fabulous, bright, chunky knit bag - which looks just a little like a Jester's Hat gone wrong...

Come and join us in my Ravelry group if you are interested.

Debbie was the winner of Our Dragon Challenge and so she had the fun of choosing the design for this month - an Olympic Inspired Bag...

I had to tiptoe around this theme a bit. You just have to be so careful with registered trademarks and the likes. So there could be no coloured rings, or logos, or anything which would clearly identify the piece with the Olympics.... Aaaargh!

So I started thinking along the lines of vaguer Olympic references... 
like the torch... and began to feel a little flame inspired instead...

Flaming Lamborghini

Now are you wondering about the name?

Well, I was just starting out on the bag when I received some photos via email from my Dad. They were snapshots from his recent Malaysian holiday. Harmless enough, one would think!
But NO... here he is in a local bar drinking a Flaming Lamborghini. The entire length of the bar is in flames. And there he is, calming sipping his drink through the straw - as the flames dance up and down the bar. Who are you and what have you done with my real Dad???? 
It was all VERY bizarre!

Flaming Lamborghini

So I've gone with a theme of fire and flames, and thrown it all together in this little bag,
which kind of has a bit of a jester thing going on too!

Flaming Lamborghini

And if all else fails - you can always wear it as a hat!

You never know, YOU could be the one choosing the next challenge.

Flaming Lamborghini


1 comment:

Ali said...

What a versatile bag/hat. Love the colour and the beads. Ali x