There are times when I am rushing through a project and my sewing machine is going great guns it is all about getting the project done but hand sewing seems to be the opposite. It means that you have to take your time, enjoy the process of creation one stitch at a time. I made this project one sunny afternoon in our little caravan, the appliqué is entirely hand stitched right down to the beads and ribbon bow, but the bag itself is machine stitched. I use it to keep all my tights handy as they seem to end up all over the place. It is unashamedly girlie but then I am a girl after all.