Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Autumn Flowers

Since we’ll be going back east for two weeks over the Thanksgiving holidays, I decided a new autumn bag is in order. So I made a bouquet of lovely flowers to carry around on my arm all day.

The exterior fabric I chose was in the home decorator fabrics in Jo-Ann’s. The rich colors and woven texture evoke autumn to me.



The print scale of the fabric I chose for the lining is a nice balance to the larger exterior fabric print. I love how the colors in the lining flowers echo those of the exterior fabric. Even the flower shapes in both fabrics are similar in style although on different size scales. I think it works just fine.



This project comes from Simple Sewing with a French Twist: An Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes and Home Accessories with Style.

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Hi June! Your bag looks perfect for the fall. And I love that you made something from the book, I have that book and have not made anything from it yet!

annie said...

love your blog -very inspiring

Jan said...

Not only are the colors beautiful, but it looks like it has great texture too. Very pretty!
~mjanice12~

a pink-bee said...

Pretty bag, and such a neat idea! Will have to get that book :)
Have a Happy Day !
crystalx

Kristie said...

Love the colors on that. It's beautiful.

Storybook Woods said...

OH I LOVE that fabric and bag. I have to go to Joanne's !!!! Clarice

Linda said...

Love the beautiful fall bag you are very talented and an inspiration...Linda

Sunny Kristi said...

I love the bag! Great job. It should be so much fun to use! I have such a hard time finding fabrics I like for bags. And I go to Joann's at least twice a week!

I am planning to make some vintage handbags from a book I just bought. I'll share them on my blog too.

rohanknitter said...

Very nice!

TinkerBlue said...

Nice. I love the fabric, perfect for autumn.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I love opening up bloglines and seeing that JunieMoon has a new post.
Love this bag, very Autumn. Love the size and those handles.
Another great book for me to look out for.
Does Amazon have frequent flyer points for all my books coming over to Oz.....

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love your bag June...and your husband's photographs. Wow, is he ever talented with a camera!
I've always loved this style of bag, and the fabric you've chosen is perfect for autumn!

Robyn said...

Junie I LOVE your bag! Darling!

Katherine said...

Love the fabric you used for your Autumn bag! Not only does your lining fabric coordinate nicely, it's more practical in my opinion. A lighter coloured fabric for the bag lining makes it easier to see what you have inside.

The Wooden Spool said...

Gorgeous bag, June! LOVELY! I esp. heart the colors and the handle!