Here's a cosmetic bag/purse I made for Aimee's birthday. I kind of improvised as I went along, and I ended up feeling pretty satisfied with the results. I especially liked the effect of putting batting in between the lining and the outside of the bag- it gave it great structure! I definitely wished I had a surger, it would've made it a lot easier... But anyhow, I finished it in a few hours. I think I might enjoy some of those pattern books for purses out there....... Maybe that will be my next obsession after the sock animals.
I also gave Aimee the sock elephant I made a week or two ago. Now she has a little "friend" she can take with her to London!