Crochet Flea Market Finds of the Week!

As soon as I saw this lovely red, white, and blue crocheted bag, complete with handmade wooden handles, I knew it had to be mine. The white cotton lining had seen better days, so I replaced it with a dark blue cotton print.
As I stitched in the new lining, I imagined that the bag was made as a gift for a beloved relative or friend who liked to stitch. The crocheted part of the bag is in great condition, so it must have been a cherished possession.
My other find is a crocheted angel made of cream-colored cotton thread, stiffened so she stands up and trimmed with ivory satin ribbon flowers. She's perfect for the top of my Christmas tree!

--Marina, Crafting Editor