When my mum came over here (from Western Japan to Eastern Japan) to help me packing the end of September, she had a lovely tote bag with her.
And she told me that it was made by her friend and also told me that she is offering to make one for me if I want.
So I gathered all materials (fabrics, lace, linen code) and left them to my mum.
And here it is, what my mum's friend made for me!
Isn't this lovely?!
I heard that she felt something is missing, so she added lace crochet on the surface.
The lace crochet is actually a sleeve of old cardigan, I heard.
It's nice idea, isn't it!? She loves to recycle, so that's just like her!
This is not only lovely but very functional, she added many pockets inside and she made handles longer than her original design for me, because I have a little kid always with me, so she thought it's more useful.
What a thoughtful gift it is!