I think purses are my weakness(except maybe hats). I can only go so long and then I have to make a purse. This one was one of Marcy Tilton's patterns that I had for a while and was happy to get around to try out. It is 8173. She tells you how to paint fusible web with metallic paints and after it dries you iron it on the fabric. I also put tulle over each piece before I sewed around them.The fabric is some cotton sateen dyed with procion dye red wine. The handle and trim is kimono silk. I also used a stencil on silk organza for some of the images. Also added a few words as well.