It took me a long time to pick the perfect fabrics for this bag. These are the fabrics I bought recently at a Handicraft Fair, with the bag in mind.
Here is a picture from four years ago, showing my loot from another Craft Fair. I have only been touching and folding the middle four fabrics, but decided to cut them for the new bag. Just a little nib at the edge, 1½" wide!
I took Melanie's challenge before she even wrote about it here (way at the end of the long post). Your loveliest fabrics are worth a life away from the cupboard! Give them a chance! See here, I needed just tiny bits of the pretty fabrics, and still have lots left for the really, absolutely perfect project for them. I just happened to have the perfect vintage button for the bag too.
And finally the back. The main fabric is coffee brown linen.
Thank you Stephanie for this nice pattern, and thank you Bag Ladies for the deadline and for making the bag with me. This time we didn't need each others' help for solving problems, as there weren't any. The bag is perfect size for me, it will hold everything I carry around plus a magazine, a water bottle or even my camera. I can carry it on my shoulder and have both hands free.
In the evenings I have been knitting tiny beanies for preemie babies. I still have some yellow baby wool and I want to try another pattern too. The preemie blanket is knitted using a 100 g ball of baby yarn. I started in one corner and added in the middle of the row so the blanket would be square whenever I ran out of yarn.
Finally a picture of the guy who lost the battle and his tail feathers. He didn't want to show his face, which is quite understandable. The other guy has tail feathers almost 20 inches long, and four ladies. But I like happy ends, and so do you, so we can all be happy that Mr. No Tail has a big, good looking lady of his own. And he will have a perfect tail by the end of the summer.