Much of what I have been working on since November has been for gifts so I haven't been able to post pictures. Now though...I can!
First...my sister's purse. I started off with Made By Rae's Buttercup Bag pattern but quickly made several changes. First, I changed the fold of the pleats. Then, I added the ribbon, omitted the button flap, widened the bag with the addition of the velvet, and lengthened the straps (because my sister is tall). I did the straps how I always do them with the technique I posted previously, added ribbon to the strap and did a decorative stitch on that.