More Burgundy and Grey

I ended up with so much burgundy to work with, and so eventually took a risk. I deviated from trying to have everything symmetrical and perfect.

I ended up with so much burgundy to work with and so eventually took a risk. I deviated from trying to have everything symmetrical and perfect.

And look at how great it looks with that rustic bowl I thrifted at the flea market.

And look at how great it looks with that rustic bowl I thrifted at the flea market.

Always a close-up...

Always a close-up…

The diameter fluctuates, like my mood.

The diameter fluctuates, like my mood.

Made some coasters, too.  But they are soooo symmetrical. Something for everyone, right?

Made some coasters, too. But they are soooo symmetrical. Something for everyone, right?

One day I'll make some of these for myself.

One day I’ll make some of these for myself.

Until then, these lovelies are up for grabs!

Until then, these lovelies are up for grabs! https://www.etsy.com/shop/MilkweedAndPoppyseed

Dark Raspberry Bag

That's me, standing in the woods again.

That’s me, standing in the woods again with a purse. Not very likely, but very shady.

This bag has a great raspberry color, and I love the stitching on the back where I pieced together the little scraps.

This bag has a great raspberry color, and I love the stitching on the back where I pieced together the little scraps.

I left the bottom corners out on this one and topstitched the triangles.

I left the bottom corners out on this one and topstitched the triangles.

What's more perfect to line a wool bag than a shirt from Woolrich?

What’s more perfect to line a wool bag than a shirt from Woolrich?

And I even made use of the shirt pocket!

And I even made use of the shirt pocket!

Spent the Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Well, not really. I made this yesterday during the idle time at the fiber festival.

Well, not really. I made this yesterday during the idle time at the fiber festival.

This pair was started to demonstrate for a young boy how I sew them together. He spent much time in my booth and wanted to know everything about how he could do this himself. The bigger one I made today.  I never did ask that young boy his name. But he told me he was going to make something and bring it to every show until he saw me again.

This pair was started to demonstrate for a young boy how I sew them together. He spent much time in my booth and wanted to know everything about how he could do this himself. The bigger one I made today.
I never did ask that young boy his name. But he told me he was going to make something and bring it to every show until he saw me again.

Plain or Fancy?

I stepped out of my comfort zone with this strap. I don't do velvet. Or whatever this is...

I stepped out of my comfort zone with this strap. I don’t do velvet. Or whatever this is…

But I like the contrast against the dark grey, and it definitely brings a splash of fancy to this plain bag.

But I like the contrast against the dark grey, and it definitely brings a splash of fancy to this plain bag.

Look inside! It opens up quite nicely, and the white interior keeps the contents visible.

Look inside! It opens up quite nicely, and the white interior keeps the contents visible. Plus, the shirt that offered fabric for the lining also offered up a pocket.

That's it. Time for a new bag.

That’s it. Time for a new bag.