I really wanted to feature the grommets that are part of the decorator fabric samples this bag is fashioned from and use them in the closure. I ended up making toggle buttons from pieces of wooden dowel and running ribbon through the grommets, toggle buttons and back through the grommets again. It worked out quite nicely!
and the winner of the bag kit is....... Ziggy Stardust! Send me your mailing address Ziggy! Thank you to everyone who commented here and on creatingthehive.com and watch for a fun February giveaway next!