I might take the bag I just made with me. It will fit the chestnuts I am going to buy!
It is made of different kind of fabrics: cotton, wool and pieces I cut from upholstery fabric samples. A very dear friend of mine, who passed away last year, left me a bag of crocheted granny squares. I used one of these for the bag. The flower on top of it, is cut out of the upholstery samples and appliqued on.
The back also has a flower. The "tweed" fabric is cut out of a skirt I bought at the second hand shop. So, most of the patchwork pieces are recycled.
The cats in the garden use the tree the bag is hanging from as a scratch pole! Luckily it doesn't bother the tree, a Lagerstroemia, which colours beautifully at the moment.
As, in summer, I don't sit in the garden a lot because it is too hot, most of the times, I really enjoy having a cup of coffee in the garden at this time of the year. Doing some hand sewing in the meantime. I started making Christmas decorations, as you can see.
Now, back to work, lots of things to be done!