A week or so back Nic from Yardage Design had a samples and seconds sale. I filled up my cart, and emptied it again. Surely I don't need any more fabric, and things are tight on the money front.
In the end I
Well, the fabric arrived a few days ago, and I decided that I needed the Verano Leaves for myself. Operating on the theory that its linen and therefore should be suited to the task, I've made it into a second tea towel (I'm fantasising about the new kitchen it'd look great in).
Fortuitously, Nic sent the fabric through in a calico bag which, with the young one's approval, became a handbag this morning. I added some extra calico, and some firm iron-on interfacing so that its reasonably stiff, as well as fully lined. A zipper, webbing, and the obligatory red cotton fabric, from the stash make it complete. I'm really pleased with the outcome, and glad to say that she's also very happy with it.
PS. I am assuming that the print on the bag wasn't heat set, but didn't think to iron it before I washed it, so it has faded a little in patches. This isn't reflective of Nic's fabric or other items, which I've never had that issue with.