OK, I'm showing off a little bit here, but it's all because of the talented craftsters on this forum - ever since my GF found this site for me, I have learnt how to do so much from absolutely nothing, and I am very proud of myself *puffs chest out*.
Here are two messenger bags I made a few weeks ago (apologies for the dreadful photos - my camera needs a stern talking to):
Brown messenger with polka-dot lining (I stuffed up the lining a bit on this one but you can't really tell):
Denim messenger with oriental contrast lining (I love, love, love this bag but it's way too big for me):
And some multi-coloured shoulder bags with ribbon ties (yes, I went a little crazy) that I am taking overseas as gifts for my extended family!
I love you, craftster.org!!!