Hi all you wonderful generous folks!! Thanks for all the inspiration and info I've gotton from these boards! Here are some pictures I want to share.
This as a little lined tote bag/purse - with both a shoulder length strap and two little side handles - I could easily flop either the big strap or the small ones into the bag to use the other strap without the others even showing (does that make sense?)
I did my first-ever inside zipper pocket
and you can see where I still need to handsew the lining where I turned it all. I used the jordy way (cutting small squares out of the bottom corners) to make the boxed bottom and I think its my new favorite method for bags.
I bought a box of scraps from equilter.com and 50 zippers from Zipperstop and now I'm a sewing fool with these neat pouches - and wallets...here are some of my recent ones:
The red hippo fabric is from IKEA - it might be too blurry to tell from my picture
Thank you for looking!