One of my favourite things to do when I have an afternoon free is to drive to a nearby town to visit my favourite vintage store and then to do some sketching. Yesterday I was successful on both counts. I found a great buy in the store and a delightful Victorian house to sketch. As I sketched I imagined the lives it had seen over the past hundred plus years. It appeared to have been loved for its lifetime because all the pieces of gingerbread and other ornamental woodwork were in good condition.
Today we actually had snow flurries. A perfect day to stay inside and bake and sew. I am working on the new backpack, mostly still in the designing stage, so as things percolate, I made a few Kodachrome pouches. I enjoy combining pieces of recycled leather to come up with a pouch and then line each one with a different piece of batik. Below you will see the pouches and the pies. A great way to warm and brighten up as November looms. (The pouches will be in the shop this week.)