I put together the Cabbage Rose purse yesterday late in the day (photos show both sides). I can tell that it is going to be one of my 'favorite' things. I figured out how to hand bind the gusset onto the rose shaped outline. I lined the purse with black wool and made sure to use interfacing even in the wool handle so that it would wear well and keep the weight of the purse off of the hooked surfaces. I sewed on a button clasp using some old buttons I had around forever.
I will try to put together a pattern with instructions for the purse soon. So watch for this if you are interested.
Had a blast today at the Stash Sisters Hook In in Hankamer. Worked on 'Baptism by Fire' - still have a long way to go before it's done. At this point I just want it done since I have several other projects running around in my head including another Cottingham Blossom Purse: an old-fashioned iris.