It took me a while to choose the ideal fabric and purchase sufficient bias binding and ricrac to complete the project.
This weekend was devoted to the Lola Apron.
My hessian strap-strengthening ploy added complications to the whole bias-binding process and it took me about 4 hours to finish this on Saturday, on top of a previous 8 hours'-worth of work.
The Taxi Tote from "Seams to Me"
Fabrics used: Echino bird / tree upholstery-weight cotton (from an Ebay seller); Amy Butler Coriander pink print lining; blue cotton canvas found in the house when I moved in; and bias binding made from cotton chambray remnants from one of last summer's skirts.
Embroidery pattern: Hummingbird from "Sublime Stitching Craft Pad". Applique flower, my own improvisation.
Hessian strap: Webbing intended for upholstery-making, bought from Ebay.