It is a dear friends birthday today, and I have had such a great time making this Messenger Bag for her.
Kath is of Irish decent, and I love all the little stories she had told me of her parents and grandmother, so the colours etc reflect my 'dreamy' interpretation for this bag.
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I found some vintage silk ribbon which was perfect. Its the size of a tote bag, and whilst not designed for a weekly grocery shop, it is capable of it.
I envisaged it being used when visiting and taking goodies or presents - rather than in a plastic carrier bag . Or perhaps on a picnic - or even for storing things hanging on the back of the bedroom door.
Or maybe keeping the holiday scrapbook you made of your trip to Ireland.
Whatever it gets used for - I know you will enjoy it. And at least it is original - there will never be another exactly the same!