I mounted the felt sample on some strips of black glove leather with a subtle sparkle to it which I thought picked up on the beads and gold bits (let's be honest here - it was the only piece I had that went with the colour of the felt and which was large enough!) and made the back from a square of the same leather. (I'd have mounted the felt on a square too had I had sufficient as that would have been easier.)
I lined it with a scrap of material found in a bundle of bits given to me by a friend. I wasn't sure how to finish off the top so I turned the leather over and stuck it here and there with Copydex and then hand stitched it to the lining - not sure how that would work if it got a lot of wear but as that is unlikely I shan't worry too much!
I didn't have enough leather to make a handle and I wondered about buying some cord but then discovered I had some black perle thread so I made a plait of that instead - Pomona would be pleased with me for not going out and buying anything new see here Then of course I had no idea how to attach the cord but then inspiration struck and I thought of stitching a couple of rings to the top of the bag - only had white or brass curtain rings so covered some white plastic ones with blanket stitch in black thread! Necessity and mother of invention and all that! Voila - job done!
It was an exercise in sewing leather again - haven't done so for many years since the last bag I made about 30 years ago! I will now go on to make the one I mentioned in my post here. However I really must learn to think things through before I start and not try making it up as I go along as I came across several problems which might have been more easily solved had I stopped to think it out properly before diving in - that's me all over though and I never look before I leap when it comes to making things and then wonder why it doesn't turn out as I hoped!
Why are Tom and Bambi sitting on the kitchen mat and next to each other - most unusual for them? Well it was fishcakes for lunch yesterday and they can smell a tin of tuna being opened from 50 paces and were there waiting for a tidbit! Not good for the mat but never mind!
Enjoy the remainder of the weekend - hope it's warmer where you are although must say this cold weather is conducive to crafting in the warm so who's complaining!