I recommend using an herbal tea with lemon and honey. If you don't have herbal tea, heat up a cup of water like you were making tea, and use lemon and honey. If you don't have honey, I used brown sugar. It made my throat feel so much better.
oooh! Purse!!!! hehe I love purses and yours is absolutely adorable. Now I want to try me an Amy Butler pattern. I"m afraid my sewing talents aren't where they should be for that kind of project though.