Sometimes it's neither!
Sometimes it's as simple as someone giving me a huge bag of locally grown dried lavender.
Then I find the fabric.
Then I find the ribbon.
Then I decide on what shape to make the bags. If I'm making something with a heritage, I always like to know if there are any particular traditional shapes associated. But it seems there weren't with lavender bags.
So as the fabric was cherries, I thought I'd make the first bag in a sort of bowl shape and call it 'Life'.
Then I made a square one too.
They smell really yummy!
I have enough lavender to create a whole host of other items too - watch this space :)