I don't know about anybody else, but I'm ready for spring! The snow drops have started to peek out in my yard, and crocuses and daffodils are not far behind. (This doesn't mean the snow is done; I'm currently two hours north of home, and there were snow flurries here yesterday, and an "ice day" for many nearby school systems.)
My favorite part of spring (and summer) is the clothes: short sleeves and tanks, light sweaters and sweatshirts, the return of skirts of all lengths, and most important... flip-flops and espadrilles. I love me some open-toed shoes! Along with all of that comes the need for a new bag to get me through the spring and summer months. Obviously grey wool, as attractive as it is, isn't going to cut it. And since I love the previous fat bag I made, I figured I might as well make another one, with a few changes.
First and foremost, it's made of cotton, a totally excellent spring material. Even better, it's leftover balls from other projects — pink and cream Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, variegated and purple Lily Sugar 'n Cream, and green Lion Brand Recycled Cotton. The body is pink and variegated, the straps are cream, and the flower is green and purple. Here's a shot of the body before I added the straps: