I was going to post this in the purse section, but really the purse part was just a vehicle for the embroidery.
I made this bag for the Joss Whedon 2 swap, and it's based on this image of Kaylee from the awesome series Firefly
-- also, "shiny", in Firefly
land, means good/cool/awesome.
Anyway, here is the purse:
All the coloured shapes are appliqued onto the bag, then I embroidered over the top. On the "shiny" side I used satin stitch, and on the other side I used split stitch to help make the embroidery resemble bamboo.