Fall isn't so bad, really. I mean, look at this. It's everywhere. This was on our drive home from swimming at the Y yesterday. We were excited to get home and go for a walk in the woods, but first our 30 minute drive home took over an hour, because I kept stopping for photos. The boys were as excited as I was, "look! there's a yellow one. You've GOT to stop for THAT one!". So great. We're peepers. Hee.
And speaking of fall, I'm feeling the brown corduroy love right now. It's made it's way into every single project I've worked on this past week (more coming later!). I don't know if I'm the only one, but there is something so comforting and nostalgic to me about soft brown corduroy. Is it just me? There's also something comforting about a familiar pattern, one you've made so many times that you don't need the instructions for anymore. For me, that would be Amy Butler's In Town handbag. I've loved this bag, and made it for SO many people in the past few years. It's just the right pace of simplicity in pattern and style for me. I love it. Comfort crafting, if you will.
Most of the bags I make these days are for sale, hence, from my own patterns. But since these aren't, it was fun to go back to a favorite comfy pattern. Two will be soon headed to silent charity auctions, and one, well, one's for me. Because if there's one thing I love about fall, it would of course be these boots (okay, and the leaves and the apples and the crisp air. But the boots. Let's not forget the boots). And these boots really need a new bag this fall. Oh, but which one. Decisions, decisions.
(Special thanks to Wendy for the yummy green floral fabrics, and to Calvin for the last photo. I so need to get that kid a camera.)