I love crochet and while I was on a mini-purse swap I fell in love with making bags and purses. Two patterns stood out to me, the Fat bag and the Derek bag. I love the look of the Lacy Leaf Satchel but I don't have money for the materials or the pattern right now.
I used an 8-ply cream colored cotton and a 2 ply cream-&-brown cotton for the body then the cream cotton alone for the handles and edging. I'm not sure yet what I plan to do as an embellishment. Maybe an oversized flower with a button center or possibly a brown ribbon I have. Then comes the lining... I have so many choices for that, I can't even begin to narrow it down yet.
The Derek bag comes later this week. I already have the dowel for the handles and plenty of yarn and lining fabrics, still searching for the right buttons. I really don't need more purses, I just love them.