So I'm putting this up a bit late....but for my sorority's holiday party swap gifts that have to have cost less than 10$ and some part of it was to be created by the giver.
My swap partner absolutely loves owls and the color green. Lucky for me I already had some green fabric.
I used the pattern from this tutorial http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/01/1-hour-bag-tutorial.html
The buttons actually do match the green. My camera flash was being snarky...
Closeup of the yo-yos on the purse handle...
Comments/criticism always welcome!!