It's my new everyday bag for summer. I made the handle extra long so I can wear it across my body, and I added interfacing to the handle, so it will hold up well to everyday use. Other than that, I just followed the lovely pattern instructions.
Fabrics are Echino insect in Natural by Etsuko Furuya cotton/linen, Bella Mini Dot in Sunspray by Lotta Jansdotter, and, of course, a bit of Robert Kaufman yarn dyed linen/cotton (this time in Black).
And (here's the "book" part), I'm so excited to finally share this news! I'm a contributing author to a book called Sew Gifts! Yes, an actual book, folks! It will be released this October by Martingale Press / This Patchwork Place. I discovered the Martingale wholesale catalog in my mailbox recently with this preview of the book, including a photo of my bird-on-a-branch pillow project. I haven't seen the actual flip-through-the pages, bound book yet, but I was able to review the proofs of my project pages and was super happy with how they turned out. Once I have an actual book in my hands (can't wait!), I can promise there will be a giveaway... or two... or more!