I saw a boring leather tote in a shop.. and the prices was just insane (or so I thought..)
So decided to make one, the size is more or less two Elle magazines (finally found a use for those). The holes in the leather are punched with that devices.. in the first pic
The handle bar is actually a circle going around the bag (bottom and sides) and is made out of wool which i then washed once at 40 degrees C.
I used rayon thick thread in blanket stich to join the wool to the leather and then covered it up with wool thread for esthetics.. Then I use a cute tote bag from the supermarket to build the lining :)
And the drawing is done with the waterproof eddings.. I expect that will fade out in time