there is something about working with a group! i finally feel like i am getting somewhere with the bag. i am anxious to get done with the body of the bag --- i am ready to begin the embellishments!
i am thinking of spool-knitting cord and using that to do outline of branches... crocheting some leaf shapes and using surface crochet to applique the leaves and then the ladybugs to the bag.
i have a new idea for the shoulder strap \ backpack strap... not sure how to describe... you will just have to wait and see!