This little bag took on a life of it's own - and told me where it wanted to go. My original idea had been a quick, simple utilitarian piece to hold a pen or two, but as I began stitching it just keep calling for more & more embroidery. I went as I "was told to" and ,before long, the piece was no longer just a utilitarian piece but one of my favorite little bags -done completely by hand. The lining is from a piece of beautiful, obviously hand dyed, kimono silk. It had just the right green with circles in pale purple/lavender. I used both regular sashiko thread & standard embroidery thread with a light sprinkle of beads & an edge of deep purple Perendale wool. The only two things I have yet to decide is the closure and the handle: do I want either one of those things at all and, if I do, how can I fashion them to complement the bag as a whole? The handle is easier than the closure. I guess I'll just have to wait for this little renegade bag to "speak up" again!