Thankyou to everyone who had faith that I could complete this bag. You were all correct and your confidence was a big help.
One lesson to be learned from this bag is that it could be better to stick to cotton ready made clothes as wool is very hard to match. Having said that, the feel of the wool and possibly it's wear is much better than most cottons.
The fabric for the yo-yo was bought from our local quilt shop and has a shimmer woven into it. It was the only material I could find that even remotely went with the skirt. It is a Kaffe Fassett fabric by Rowan. Although it is quite fine it is a delight to hand sew with. You can see in this photo how it throws different colours. I left the side zip in, as well as the original lining and as this was not strong enough to hang a pocket on, I inserted a hidden one where the lining met the facing.Next project is a revamp of this doggy bed to make it look friendlier but also keep the wind off the doggies during winter because I'm a mean Mumma who expects the little rascals to stay outside during the day.