Well, I've been poking around here for a while but haven't had the motivation (or time!) to post yet -- but here I am! I got half a day off of work today and decided to make a book purse. We have piles of uninteresting (to me) books laying around -- the one I used is called "In Africa," and I mostly used it because it was a good size... but then I opened it and wow! It had pretty maps on the liner pages. So I used them.
It's finished, but not. I plan on using wide ribbon in a green color for the handles -- what's there now is just fabric straps that I didn't even bother to stitch straight. That means driving to Wal-mart (the devil store, yes) or Hobby Lobby. Heh. It's staying like it is for now.
Excuse my pictures and the wallpaper. XD
Here's the front. Nothing too nice so far.
And one side (the other is similar, just a different section of map), which I think is the best looking part of the whole thing.
And the inside. It holds all I need -- wallet, checkbook, pens, keys, little things like that.
I can post more pictures if someone would like to see anything in particular. I basically winged it the whole way, but I could post a tutorial if someone really wants it.
Anyway, thanks for letting a new person to Craftster blab! Let me know what you think, and any improvement suggestions would be awesome as well.