Goodness, yes, loads of HP nerds and geeks around here. C'mon around the swap board and visit! We do lots of HP swaps and would love to have you visit and join in! Lots of bags are made, but none like yours yet! They're beautiful, I love the straps.
I think that photos if possible would be awesome. It really would give a good idea of space and placement and maybe spark ideas for items not mentioned!
2 big and 4 small sound great to me, with a mixture of purchased and crafted. Sounds like you're pretty good with what you've said so far! I can't wait for this one, I'll have to keep an eye out for signups.
That's an awesome purse, kidcompassion! I love that it's reversible!
halblingefrau - I actually am not good at using purchased patterns, but I use a lot of patterns from Craftster! The members here seem to make things so much easier to understand for me. I only "wing" tote bags, not purses yet!