Liniere February 2011 issue features a very pretty Cabbages & Roses freebie tote bag.
I must admit, the brand name Cabbages & Roses makes me giggle, but the picture on the magazine cover doesn't really do this tote any justice. It's actually a really pretty red flower print on an off white background!
The tote is made of polyester fabric and measures 33(height) x 40(length) x 13(width). It is very well made with even and clean stitching.
It has no outer or inner pockets but does come with 2 cream colored cotton ribbons as a form of closure.
And even though the tote is lined with cream colored polyester, I do feel that the outer polyester fabric is thin to begin with, so this tote won't be adequate for a shopping trip but more appropriate for, say, a stroll down the park with a book and a bottle of water inside.
The cotton ribbon closure looks very cute, but is impractical. Who the heck has the time to tie that pretty bow every time? I do like the tote a lot, but it's more of a pretty and delicate "wallflower" tote and not so much one that's meant to be used.
Also, this issue of Liniere is also unfortunately boring, so much I couldn't find a single thing to take a picture of to share...