So I made my mom a purse: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=268968.msg3031190#msg3031190
Among the changeable flaps she requested were a windmill country scene, something with cardinals, and some seasonal ones for the holidays. So here's what I ended up doing....
I emailed my little brother and sister (20 and 22 years old respectively) and had them mail me tracings of their hands. I made my own as well. Scanned them into the computer and reduced them all to 40% (they're slightly larger than an infants hand) and reprinted them out. Using wonder-under and my small hand cut-outs I cut our hands out of fabric to make a facsimile of those cheesy kindergarten holiday crafts we were always bringing home as kids.
So here they are:
Hand Turkey!! (yeah, that's my right hand with the brown felt)
And a windmill country scene I painted. Also used leather cording to create "barbed wire" for a 3-D effect.I haven't finished this flap yet, it still needs another side. Plus, I'm not a painter by any means so it's not as nice as I hoped it would look....
Finally, some love hooties I did for my best friend's purse. I still need to finish the other side of this flap too.
The hooties are inspired by a post I saw here. Someone had done a laptop protector with porcupines on it in a similar fashion, and posted they'd gotten the idea from some pillows and included a link. A version of these owls were on another pillow at the same link.
Anywho... that's all I've gotten done for the day.