Anyway - I knitted a square from the little wool I had left, felted it by hand and cut out the flower pieces. This ornament added a lot to the design and the two little circles completed the job. I strengthened the crocheted handle by sewing a strip of webbing to its inside, and I lined the bag with a wonderful English wool fabric, the kind they make suits from it - the small piece I had left was exactly enough! A lovely inside pocket makes the bag more practical. As a matter of fact, it could be easily turned inside out and used that way too - yes I guess I will add a button to the lining for the flap!
The bag is quite roomy, about square, 15" to 15" inches with a 2" gusset and bottom (38cm to 38cm to 5cm). I would like to sell it to a woman who will love and appreciate it - if you are that person, please contact me. :-)