New Bags…

With my hands sore from finishing that big standing wool mat, I took two days to make some new handbags. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211739354/purse-felted-wool-slate-blue-patchwork?

With my hands sore from finishing that big standing wool mat, I took two days to make some new handbags.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211739354/purse-felted-wool-slate-blue-patchwork?

This brown one is the biggest, opens wide- a great tote for a day of shopping or fun. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211677170/tote-brown-felted-wool-thick-green-strap?ref=shop_home_active_2

This brown one is the biggest, opens wide- a great tote for a day of shopping or fun.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211677170/tote-brown-felted-wool-thick-green-strap?ref=shop_home_active_2

Mid-size merino- a nice thick one, lined with silk.

Mid-size merino- a nice thick one, lined with silk.

And another east-west bag, but very small. It used to be a sweater vest. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211732380/purse-small-light-tan-color-cables-plaid?ref=listing-shop-header-2

And another east-west bag, but very small. It used to be a sweater vest.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211732380/purse-small-light-tan-color-cables-plaid?ref=listing-shop-header-2

A mini skirt turned mini bag. Lined with black linen, with the button and buttonholes remaining inside along the top edge.

A mini skirt turned mini bag. Lined with black linen, with the button and buttonholes remaining inside along the top edge.

Thick pink lambswool with a vintage floral print lining. Do women actually carry pink bags? Maybe this is for a teenager.

Thick pink cabled lambswool with a vintage floral print lining, with two side-by-side pockets. Do women actually carry pink bags? Maybe this is for a teenager.

Cranberry cabled cashmere makes this one super slouchy with plenty of stretch. Lined with cotton check and a deep, shirt-cuff pocket.

Cranberry cabled cashmere makes this one super slouchy with plenty of stretch. Lined with cotton check and a deep, shirt-cuff pocket.

I'll end with this classy bag. A sweater turned on its side. Lined in green with a blue/white check pocket. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211675020/purse-felted-wool-blue-red-recycled?ref=listing-shop-header-3

I’ll end with this classy bag. A sweater turned on its side. Lined in green with a blue/white check pocket.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211675020/purse-felted-wool-blue-red-recycled?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Bay Window Mat

In August, I received the initial request for a custom bay window mat...

In August, I received the initial request for a custom bay window mat…

In random shades of blue, to fit the bay window where her cats rest.

In random shades of blue, to fit the bay window where her cats rest.

Even a small piece is time consuming, but this was to be rather immense.

Even a small piece is time consuming, but this was to be rather immense.

The window sill is a long trapezoid, and here's the midway photo at about 3 ft. long.

The window sill is a long trapezoid, and here’s the midway photo at about 3 ft. long.

Yesterday, I woke up determined to finish. From the first photo, I had told my customer it would take about 3 weeks. My time was up!

Yesterday, I woke up determined to finish. From the first photo, I had told my customer it would take about 3 weeks. My time was up!

I'm very pleased with the result, and I'm guessing a few cats will be, too.

I’m very pleased with the result, and I’m guessing a few cats will be, too.

Closure on one project, of course, means I get to begin another...

Closure on one project, of course, means I get to begin another…

Lavender Table Mat & Wallhanging

Why so much purple? I don't really know. The dark lavender is cashmere.

Why so much purple? I don’t know. The dark lavender is cashmere. And the light lavender is lambswool.

The light color is a lambswool. And I threw in a plaid skirt to match, with  a little pink and cream mixed in.

And I threw in a plaid skirt to match, with a little pink and cream mixed in. Which you can hardly see.

With my leftovers, I made this small wallhanging. Struggling with good photos of this color. Here it is hanging outside on a dreary grey day.

With my leftovers, I made this small wallhanging. Struggling with good photos of this color. Here it is hanging outside on a dreary grey day.

And here it is hanging on my bathroom door. Nothing compares to seeing and feeling these in person.

And here it is hanging on my bathroom door. Nothing compares to seeing and feeling these in person.

Cinnamon Mustard

The unusual sweater makes an unusual bag. This one is starting to remind me of a carpet.

The unusual sweater makes the unusual bag. This one is starting to remind me of a carpet.

Back and front do not have matching seams on this one.

Back and front do not have matching seams on this one.

And it's thin relative to its length and height.

And it’s thin relative to its length and height.

As is often the case, the lining is my favorite part. This one is a medium weight linen with a raw silk pocket.

As is often the case, the lining is my favorite part. This one is a medium weight linen with a raw silk pocket.

Biggest Bag So Far

This is the second bag I was able to make from a very large tartan wool skirt- a shame to cut up and felt, but it did have holes.

This is the second bag I was able to make from a very large tartan wool skirt- a shame to cut up and felt, but it did have holes.

Here's the back, with same patchwork as front.

Here’s the back, with same patchwork as front.

And side tucks.

And side tucks.

The strap is super long, even when the bag is pulled open.

The strap is super long, even when the bag is pulled open.

And a gorgeous silk sari from India, repurposed. The slip pocket shows some of the pattern in the sari. This bag is made for some serious packing.

And a gorgeous silk sari from India, repurposed. The slip pocket shows some of the pattern in the sari. This bag is made for some serious packing.