At the risk of boring you, I must give the credit for that unbelievable series of leaf prints to "aristocratic fabric guy" once again. They were the sort of fabric samples that made me slam the bag shut and turn away for fear of completely losing it with excitement, peeing my pants, drooling on my mumu, babbling into my wheaties, and then henceforth being commmitted to a lifetime of lunacy. Then when the leaves went perfectly with the Mayor of Flin Flon's 1960's necktie......... straightjackets and crafts out of plastic canvas on a locked ward seemed inevitable for me. The stimulation was just that much.The leaves are again, a series of colour options available in a particular sample of upholstery. They are sewn together to create the bag's bottom and edges, then pieced into a band for the edge of the flap.
The strap is Ed's necktie. His people shipped some amazing things down from Flin Flon, and I've had ever so much fun going through the donations and letting the mind wander. My husband wanted to keep the tie, but I had to wrestle it off his neck so that the bag wouldn't land up being lop-sided.
There on the inside, is lettuce and I all cozied up again. Me, aristocratic fella, Ed, and lettuce. Nice.