I did this to enter in the spring bag challenge...It came out smaller then I wanted so I'm giving it to my handbag obsessed 12 year old cousin Becca who's visiting in June (she live in AZ, I live in CT, so this calls for a present, lol)
I was a little suprised to find out that the cabling was a snap (it was my first try cabling), the hardest part of the bag was finding handles to fit it. Finally my sister saw these "D" cutouts and said, "Hey, look, handles!" She's brilliant. Then my boyfriend's father, stained, varnished AND waxed them. So here it is, the "D" bag:
Please excuse my absolutely horrid handsewing skills on the liner.