the seasons don’t change dramatically around here, so the best way for me to tell that it’s fall is when all the pumpkin-flavored products hit the shelves. i think it must be fall by now!
so much delicious pumpkin-y goodness.
the anticipation of cooler temperatures made me pull out my box of velvet scraps a couple of weeks ago.
i pieced together some big scraps and some little scraps, mostly leftovers from random projects over the years. and rather than take the time to get rid of the wrinkles, i decided to leave the pieces as is.
some of it was left over from little velvet pouches i used to make and sell over 20 years ago; some of it (like the light purple millinery velvet) from hat-making projects around the same time frame. some of it was embossed using a wooden printing block. the dark red used to be part of a set of theater curtains.
all in all, it was a nice way to decimate part of the slowly-decreasing fabric stash. but MAN, it sure did serve to remind me how much i really don’t enjoy sewing velvet.
i also pulled some leftover linen out of the stash, cut a square out of it and hemmed it to make a napkin.
i don’t have any linen napkins, so i wanted to try one out to see if i like them better than plain ol’ cotton.
added some quick and easy embroidery, and the napkin is ready to go! i’ll be trying it out this weekend and if i like it, then i’ll make a few more, hopefully in time for thanksgiving.