The placemat idea came from Stitch Magazine, which is one of my favorite sources of inspiration. The hexagons are done with paper piecing and appliqued to the linen.
I made the purse for Susan for her birthday. The fabric is one I bought last year in Cincinnati. I thought I'd better start using what I bought last year before I go this year!
The boxes are from Zakka Style, a book by Rashida Coleman-Hale. I used linen for the boxes and little pieces from my scrap basket for the applique and patchwork.