A new fall bag & a tasty fall treat

After my success with the Amy Butler bag pattern, I thought I’d attempt another. I’ve had this bag tutorial by machen/machen on my list for a while now, and since I’m on a bag kick, I thought I’d give it a try. Things started well, but then kind of went downhill. It did end up looking like a bag, though not quite the bag pictured in the tutorial! (If you want to see what it should have looked like, check out all the lovely examples in this flickr pool.)

I opted to use this lovely Anna Maria Horner fabric, Volumes. It’s a home dec weight fabric and from the first time I saw it, I could imagine a bag made out of it. I used some Amy Butler lime polka dots for the lining.

I followed the first half of the tutorial, then finished it my own way. I almost scrapped the whole thing at one point (I wasn’t loving the way it was looking), but I’m glad I completed it, as I really like the way it turned out! This one may take the place of my Echino Polka Dot bag – more of a fall look, don’t you think?

And now, a completely unrelated side note, but completely appropriate for the season –

Anyone up for a new way to eat candy corn?

You simply need to mix a little of this

with a little of this

and you end up with a really tasty treat which is sweet and salty and when you eat them together, it tastes just like a Baby Ruth bar. Yum!

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