I have been spending so much time on other things since getting back from Thailand.
It is the next design on my list to be turned into kits and patterns, but yesterday, instead of writing, I turned it into a tote bag..
It is not a big bag, perfect for bit of knitting, a trip to the library or a Sunday market perhaps.
I chose to only put a single, longer handle on it instead of two. I find, I always carry these over my shoulder, so a longer strap made more sense. You could, of course have a handle on each side instead.
Having decided on one strap instead of two, meant I was able to put a button and loop at the top to keep it closed. After scratching around in my stash for a decent size button, I found this large vintage pearl button. Rather perfect, don't you think?
I will be putting the pattern for the bag with the other FREE patterns shortly. It is super easy (if I can do it, anyone can) and the size can easily be adjusted to fit whatever piece of embroidery you want.
'Along the Grapevine' was also made up into something. Any guesses? As you may know, farmer John and I have a small vineyard in the Adelaide hills, so there is your clue......
I will show you tomorrow.