I love working with flowers, i don't like wearing them as much, and I don't like appliquing them on bags that I use.
I made an exception this time. I wanted a rustic bag for myself. I found these strips for the body of the bag
and these to create a braided strap
After I attached the strap and closed the bag, I hung it on the wall and something just didn't feel right. The body of the bag is rustic and rough and the strap is too soft and lightweight.
I unpicked the top stitches, removed the strap and thought about it some more.
I decided I wanted a heavier, wider really rustic looking strap so I created one.
Now it feels right
The wider strap suits the bag much better.
And the flower arrangement is not overwhelming. I plan to use this bag a lot