It measures about 6.5" wide by about 10" tall (including the strap) - so just right for a wee girl.
I'm really pleased with how it has turned out...I finished it late last night.
I used my own fabric designs - an allover Emma print with a little daisy, and a coordinating one that was just the daisies. The best part - the entire bag (both sides!) only needs a fat quarter of linen-cotton fabric!
I even had a little over to make a matching coin/what-have-you purse.
The resulting actual fabric looked like this:
It's fully lined, and has a magnetic clasp - making it easy for little hands (and no so little ones!).
I love the piping detail, and it's not too frightening once you get the hang of it - in fact, I think I'm going to pipe a LOT more now.
As far as the construction went - pretty straightforward (sorry for the night time shots - it's the only time I get to sew with preschoolers!):
Cut out and interface the pieces...
Add the piping
Add the clasp and sew up the outer and inner bags.
Then put it all together
To look like this :)
Let's hope she likes it!
UPDATE: I've had a few people contact me asking if they can get the fabric I used in their own name. Yes you can - by contacting me through the email address listed on my Contact Me page.