I just like to make purses! One pair of boys jeans size 10 slim has become my version of the purses I have recently been seeing in stores. I put a fabric lining inside and made some handles using the same fabric and wooden beads. The "belt" is half an old necktie.
The handles were made by making a tube and alternating a small bead slid onto the outside of fabric with a larger bead placed on the inside of the tube.
One of my Christmas gifts was a Japanese craft book. It took a little over a month to receive it in the mail.
The above fish was what made me want to order this book. I did not have enough of the purple to do both sides of the scales so I used a plain yellow to add a little contrast. The size of the little purse made putting the lining and the zipper in a challenge.