I wanted to make something for my sister's birthday and her favourite colours at the moment are purple and green. So I themed the gifts. The paper flower instructions are in this glorious book.
The flower bag is made from kimono scraps, silk dupion and a vintage button, and the pattern is from Kumiko Sudo's beautiful Omiyage book. The patterns in this book are beautiful and the instructions are easy to follow.
You can see here how the underside of the flower opens into a bag.
The tote bag and zip purse are made from simple cottons and a dark olive pure linen. To top the package off I included a book by Lois Duncan (a favourite author from our childhoods) and some Aesop hand cream. I hope my sister enjoys the gifts as much as I enjoyed putting them all together!