I just finished making this purse today. It's made from an old literature book, painted black, and some fabric and ribbons. I superglued the lining to the book, but I doubt it'll stay for long. It's not very practical because it doesn't hold too much, but it was a good learning experience.
Here's the outside with the buttons:
And the inside:
Sorry about the picture quality... I used my cell phone to take theh photo.