I found the cutest pattern a few weeks ago on Pinterest (if you have not been to Pinterest yet, check it out...... awesome!) The pattern can be found on Ravelry (another awesome site). Anyways, I usually just stick with afghans and hats, easy to make and not hard to screw up. The first thing I thought of when I saw this purse was my older sister. She got me turned on to purses and this is just something I could see her using. The main body of the purse turned out great (well it is a little smaller than the pattern called for.....whoops). It was when I decided to add the handles that it didn't turn out too well. I'm not sure if I underestimated the size of the handles I would need (I don't think so), but I think I needed to make the purse bigger in general and possibly rework the opening and handles. Also I didn't realize that I put one of the handles on backwards until I got it all sewed on :( I think this will be a chalk it up to experience piece. I have a few of those!