I am going to go ahead and post pictures anyway since girlwonder is MIA. I'm hoping she has received but, uh, if she hasn't - DON'T LOOK, GRACIE!!!
The bag before (er... being dismantled. by the time i remembered to take photos I had already taken off the straps and the snap closure. Did you know Gap GLUES their bags? Ew!!! So yucky!
Finished bag. Since the material was awflly thick and gluey (something my machine HATES) and being as though my painting abilities are limited, I stuck with sewing. I recovered the bag in pink and white striped fabric (I gathered from my revamped purse that she was really into stripes). I also added a layer of black lace over the front and back (I left the sides with just the pink and white stripes). Rather than recover the old strap, I added a new, matching one.
Closer view of the fabric(s). I kept the original lining but added velcro as a closure since the purse was too thick to add any sort of snap to. I also included a wallet (not pictured).
I also have pictures of the purse I revamped hers into BEFORE this. Believe it or not, I actually made her another version but, once I received my purse from her, I realized that it would probably not be her style. I'll upload and post those later!