It wasn’t supposed to happen.
But I’m really glad it did.
I was tidying up after making the Box of Scraps and came across this bamboo handle and the magnetic clip. “Bag”, it said to me, insistently. “No, no”, I replied, “I have other priorities”. But it kept nagging. After a bit of rather token resistance and a cup of coffee and bickie, I gave in.
I love the combination of bright and dark. I adore this Philip Jacobs geranium leaf print in sunny yellow, pink and green. I love the delicate shaded damask pattern in the black. I love the black bamboo handles. I had the bits, I had the fabric, away we go. Three hours later, I had I bag a really love, which I think is going to displace my current favourite, the pink half-circle basket with round handles. I’m a little bit pleased with the fully lined zip pocket, which I sewed in at top and bottom only instead of all round because I thought it might be handy to be able to put something behind it. And I’ve given the bag a substantial base so it stands there by itself instead of flopping over.
So, not much progress with the List. But I do have a very nice new handbag, and not a penny poorer.