While I was making an advent calendar comprised of numbered wee felt pouches http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=203930.0, my number crazy 4YO daughter became enchanted with the idea of having pouches that represented her heros -- mostly girls she knows who are slightly older. I made some pouches (a horse with the number 7, to represent her 7YO horse loving buddy, etc.).
We upped the ante this weekend and made two for real purses -- one cat purse for a friend turning 6 and another for my daughter. Here it is! Two views ... My first purse! I really had to scratch my head about how the lining might go. As many times as i have read it, I have to try it to get it.
It is hand sewn in wool/rayon felt, with a cotton lining. I hand sewed it because I was too lazy to get off the couch and start my machine. Hoping that my funky hand stitching lends something, er, sweet to it, rather than just lookin' sloppy! The cat is merely glued on. Probably need to sew it but ... lesseee how much she likes it. The handle is yarn braided and run through some grommets (I just got the tool, ooh woo!). I used 4 strands of yarn of each color to please my numerology girl, plus one blue strand to pick up the color of the lining. Or for luck? Hope you like! She said she wants to keep a real cat in there. Or some dice. Or or ... we'll see what she does tomorrow!