First of all, thanks for the great comments on the garden and the wind chimes. I passed them on to the husband and he is well chuffed!
A while ago my brother asked me to crochet a bag for my sister-in-law's birthday, just like a bag I'd crocheted for myself. The details about the yarn I used are in my post about this commission, and also on winding the yarn and progress on making the bag here and here and here.
Well, the bag is finito. You can check back to read about why I say finito.
Here it is with the edges done and the handles attached. Also a wee tab for the button.
The colours of the bag really look well against the copper beech hedge!
The lining fabric matches so well, I think.
So this is the bag before being lined.
The lining fabric was cut to the right size and I added three pockets.
A bit more refined!
Open up to show the lining; two small pockets on one side ...
... and one bigger pocket on the other side.
It was my sister-in-law's birthday yesterday. She was really delighted with her new bag and especially with the colour scheme (which was chosen by my brother, not me).
I'm well pleased! I'm pleased to have been asked to make the bag, I enjoyed the making and I'm pleased that it was well received.
What do you think of it? I'd love to hear your comments.