My crafty friend, Alex Carruthers, always makes people the cutest birthday cards. So when I left it a little late to start on hers, I decided to make a belated birthday present instead. She's not one for fussy accessories, and lugging things around, so I went for a simple tote bag.
The letter 'a' is embroidered using crimson and dark
plum coloured cotton, and is backed with two layers of fabric and
appliqued onto the bag. I also made a little bow with left over fabric from my re-upholstered chair.