Although, we have been spared the lake effect snowfall that piled up just a half hour drive north of us.
SO, I decided it was time to stop sewing on brightly colored ruffly skirts and summer weight bags and totes and get into something more seasonal. Back in August I had made a custom order from my little stash of wool.
The order came about because I had challenged Peter of Male Pattern Boldness that I would give him something else to perk up his apartment if he went ahead and made those drapes he was hesitant about. Well, he made them and they were great and then I had to come through with the pillows I promised him. You can see them HERE. No, the pillows were not wool. BUT, when his partner, Michael, saw them he went to my Etsy shop and liked the zippered bags and asked for one made in more masculine fabrics and colors. I came up with this.
That little project only ate up a small portion of the expensive half-yard of gray wool so I returned to it and came up with this nice wintery bag.
Most of their wool is very small pieces but yummy. Above the pockets is some of the same faux leather I used on Michael's bag.
When I ordered the houndstooth wool, I also bought a pack of blue in six shades and that got put together this week, too.
Here are the two sides of the
little bag made of small leftovers.
You can see these in my Etsy shop at CherylThimbleFingers
This may be the basis for the next little project.
Are you sewing for winter or are you like the fashion industry and working seasons ahead?