another of my muted, understated bags

After checking out my boards on Pinterest, a friend of mine remarked not too long ago that she was surprised to see how attracted I was to bright colors and prints, when I tend to wear rather neutral-colored clothing. The funny thing is that my fabric stash, both the apparel and crafting fabrics, is anything but neutral. But she’s right, when I buy ready-to-wear, I gravitate towards solids — and not bright ones. And since I can’t say (yet) that my wardrobe consists of very many self-made items, it is definitely more understated than my stash closet. Very interesting. I will continue to give this some thought and will get to the bottom of it! Maybe I tend not to like the colors and prints that are offered to me off the rack? Or for some reason I try to be more “practical” when shopping for clothes than for fabric? Or possibly, it’s just that I don’t want my clothes to clash with my bags…

butterfly bucket bag / The Reversible Bucket Bag pattern from The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam

Amazingly, with the number of times that I’d used some technique or another from The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam, I’d never actually made one of the eight patterns included in the book.  Continue reading