Hi everyone. This is my first time posting, though I've been a fan of the site for a long time. I just started sewing last November (5 months ago), but I've gone nuts since that first day. Here's a bag I just made for my big sister's upcoming birthday. I posted a complete tutorial with tons of photos at my blog, http://milkandcartoons.blogspot.com/2009/03/big-sister-bag-tutorial.html, if anyone's interested in copying my design.
The purse has two interior pockets and a magnetic closure at the top, along with wooden beaded handles, pleats, and a fun shape! I can't wait to give this to her on Sunday!