Have you discovered Cloth magazine? I hadn't until the weekend and believe me I really don't need to discover another but I'm glad I did.
Inside I found a great bag project. The one in the magazine had been made from an old tweed coat and the lining reused as the lining for the bag and a scarf for the handle.
Which got me thinking......
....and after a rummage in my fabric pile I made one. I feel very pleased with myself that I didn't buy anything new and in fact the fabric was either reused or an offcut. The scarf may be a temporary addition I quite like it but I'm going to keep my eyes open for a better suited one. That's the beauty of this bag you can change the scarf handle to suit your mood or outfit.
And when I came to photograph my bag I realised that the lining was a pretty good match to my hall wallpaper. Both are a William Morris print, the lining is a repurposed piece of Chrysanthemum Minor by Sanderson.
Now that I have a new bag I'm glad I made that discovery.