I attempted my first full-out handbag for my lovely friend Alison for Christmas, and although it's by no means perfect, I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out! Not bad for a first attempt I'd say.
I used this pattern, but changed it quite a bit along the ways. Partially because I made some mistakes (oops!) and partially to make things a little easier on myself.
I *think* that this post concludes the holiday gift project shares - and we're officially moving on to 2010! I'll be back Monday with a peek into my craft studio. Until then, Happy New Year to you all -- we're enjoying the new year with lots of couch time and movies today... aaaaaand relax.... : )