With Spring on it's way I've been wanting to make some new fresh bags. Looking on the internet I saw some Japanese applique and machine embroidery in this style which totally inspired me. I have alot of gorgeous antique linen for which Ive been wanting to find new uses. I also bought some charm packs from the Fat Quarter Shop for applique. This tote is what I came up with yesterday. I love it and want to make more with all different colour combinations. I was also thinking of adapting this design to place mats, oven mits, cushions and even pin cushions. Very ambitious I know lets hope I find the time!