I just finished a new purse last week based off of a design in Handmade, an Australian publication. Except for the handles, I had all the bits and pieces I needed in my sewing room. I hand embroidered the rose motif in the middle, pieced the rest of the front and used decorative stitches in the ditch. The rose ribbon was part of a big box of lace that my husband’s aunt gave to me from a friend that had quit sewing. I love those kind of hand me downs!