Just made this 2nd one in purple.
The cross stitched rose was given to me from my mother.
She didn't have any use for it so she gave it to me.
I matched it with this beautiful french linen rose print.
the back side is all french linen rose print.
Just love this fabric.
The centre zipper comes down quite low, hence open quite wide.
I've hand stitched this leather handle.
I've used a new technique which is more like machine stitching.
It's much quicker and easier to stitch, and outcome is quite good.
I've used this same leather for the bottom.
There are 2 whole size pockets on both side of the centre zipper compartment.
Inside zipper compartment are 2 pockets and one zipper pocket.