Jacquard Lining???

It's another grey merino wool bag,

It’s another grey merino wool bag,

but this one is lined with the unexpected. A piece of jacquard that I picked up at the flea market many months ago.  And there's a cell phone pocket.

but this one is lined with the unexpected. A piece of jacquard that I picked up at the flea market many months ago. And there’s a cell phone pocket.

The strap is not quite as long on this one, but plenty for carrying over your shoulder with a bulky sweater or coat.

The strap is not quite as long on this one, but plenty for carrying over your shoulder with a bulky sweater or coat.

And here's the bag when opened. Looks like a bucket.

And here’s the bag when opened. Looks like a bucket.

All model shots now being taken in wool sweaters. Soon, the modeling will move indoors. It was in the 30s this morning.

All model shots now being taken in wool sweaters. Soon, the modeling will move indoors. It was in the 30s this morning.

Salad Greens…and Red and Orange

I decided to play with leftovers from other pieces on this one.

I decided to play with leftovers from other pieces on this one.

An unlikely color combination ended up looking kind of cool. A dark green wool suit, three light green sweater circles, and a plaid skirt.

An unlikely color combination ended up looking kind of cool. A dark green wool suit, three light green sweater circles, and a plaid skirt.

Hubby said it looked like a salad. That salad must have cranberries in it.

Hubby said it looked like a salad. That salad must have cranberries in it.

It's a little mat, just over 6" long.

It’s a little mat, just over 6″ long.

Perfect size for a mug or teapot, or for under a vase.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/208358026/standing-wool-trivet-green-red-plaid

Perfect size for a mug or teapot, or for under a vase.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/208358026/standing-wool-trivet-green-red-plaid

I love green.

I wasn't even sure I would like these when I sat down to sew this morning. But hey, I love green.

I wasn’t even sure I would like these when I sat down to sew this morning. But hey, I love green.

And I am pleased with the results. Plus I got to photograph my newly acquired vintage wooden ruler.

And I am pleased with the results. Plus I got to photograph my newly acquired vintage wooden ruler.

This one is slightly smaller, and I ran out of the grey with stripes. But I filled in with two other greys from my stock.

This one is slightly smaller, and I ran out of the grey with stripes. But I filled in with two other greys from my stock.

There's that Prizer-Ware again.

There’s that Prizer-Ware again.

And a close-up. The larger piece measures 8" x 14"; the smaller 7" x 12".  https://www.etsy.com/listing/208037008/trivet-standing-wool-green-grey-large

And a close-up. The larger piece measures 8″ x 14″; the smaller 7″ x 12″.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/208037008/trivet-standing-wool-green-grey-large

Buckskin Bag

Well, not really buckskin, but that's the color. This one is lambswool. Nice and soft.

Well, not really buckskin, but that’s the color. This one is lambswool. Nice and soft.

This is the back.

This is the back. The strap is long on this one, over 40″. Great for wearing across the body.

And side, with tucks to keep its shape.

I added tucks on the sides to keep its shape.

Pull open.

Pull open.

And look inside. No buckle left inside or out on this one. It was too chintzy, so I cut it off!

And look inside. No buckle left inside or out on this one. It was too chintzy, so I cut it off!

Ample Room, and a Natural Color

This bag measures just over 14" long and 10" high.

This bag measures just over 14″ long and 10″ high.

Here's the back, showing that fantastic belt which brings out the green in the sweater. The wool has hints of green, linen, and even a slight yellow shade.

Here’s the back, showing that fantastic belt which brings out the green in the sweater. The wool has hints of green, linen, and even a slight yellow shade.

Detail of the seam stitching and the tucks I made in the ends to add shape.

Detail of the seam stitching and the tucks I made in the ends to add shape.

Strap pulls through when bag is opened.

Strap pulls through when bag is opened.

See how the strap works? And a beautiful woven lining with green and brown- two of my favorite colors.

See how the strap works? And a beautiful woven lining with green and brown- two of my favorite colors.

The long strap makes wearing across the body easy.

The long strap makes wearing across the body easy. Available in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/207494726/handbag-large-felted-lambswool-natural?