Firstly I made a full size paper pattern of my bag and worked out the shapes of the leaves and flower, then made patterns for the leaves and flowers ( I use recyled shopping bags for this).
I then chose the materials I wanted to use
|Dark green cotton for the bag and patterned cotton for the lining|
|I am using hand painted silk for the leaves|
|White silk for the flower|
|I am not sure which of these I shall use for the stamens...perhaps both!|
|This is gold satin cord|
|or perhaps the more lemony silk cord ?|