I finished my mums 241 bag for her birthday in time for her visit last weekend. She really loved the fabric and said she will be able to use the bag when she goes to the local museum where she volunteers each week. My parents are also flying to Canberra for Floriade this year, and I think this is also a handy travelling bag as it can be squashed up if needed to fit into a suitcase.
There is a good sized pocket on the inside of the bag sewn from some of the book fabric:
I made her a matching card too from the scraps – I really need to get myself a pair of pinking shears as I love making these banner cards and the flags would look a lot nicer with pinked edges.
Simba came to "help" me take photos of the bag which I hung from the branch of our mango tree in the backyard.
Linking to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations and to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory ( buttons in sidebar).