Tahdah... I can go shopping now I have a new bag! There isn't a pattern I just cut and hoped for the best. I did come unstuck with that method as, even tho it was measured ever so carefully, one side was larger than the other! Nearly gave up then I can tell you, but we are a tenacious lot in our house and had a light bulb moment and added an extra bit of material around the top of the orange velvet which I think looks OK.
Back view which I've left plain in case I get so many bargains the bag gets to heavy to carry and Head Honcho has to carry it!! (All tho he really likes it, he's said that no way is he ever going to carry it anywhere :0D )
This is the inside. Made from a skirt that was in the Tesco sale. Didn't see until it was home that it had lots of seams in it so not the huge piece of fabric that I wanted. Never mind it's done the job. There is a little side pocket for bits and pieces.
Close up of the Quirky Houses. I really like the blue roofs against the orange velvet.
The free hand embroidery. The green leaves and stems took one and three quarters skeins of anchor thread. Three strands were used through out.
Since taking the above photos I've stitched down the lace with a tiny stitch at each point as for some reason they kept rolling over.
Here is a linky to Wendy's Handmade Monday blogspot.