Everything I make is developed sort of as I go. I don't have it all planned out when I start. I started with the sagey linen and the nice cream fabric, of perfect weight for the finished product. But they were boring when sewn together. And I didn't have a handle planned at all.
Laura braided the handle, using the two fabrics and a third with a flowery one just to add some colour.
It wasn't enough colour once braided, so I added the flower.
In the end, it was a purse I would use, and luckily so does the birthday girl.