I was at the local market in the village yesterday when I
was struck by an amazing coincidence, that the exact type of fabric that I was
vaguely thinking I would need to make some blinds that I’d seen in one of the
multitude of magazines that I’ve been catching up on beside the pool, was there
right in front of me on a stall, and at a bargain price no less!  You may be able to see that this gauzy type
fabric, which I got in a selection of colours with some prints or other fabrics
woven through, shimmers slightly too, which was just a bonus…

Alongside that, I spied this lovely home dec weight printed
linen – I think it will make a great bag: