The first purse is obviously for a little girl.
She is definitely a girly-girl and loves pink.
It was a gift for First Communion.
The second was a Christmas gift for my niece.
It matches a scarf that I made for her a few years ago.
It was the first knitting project I did that was not a scarf.
Both projects were free form knitting--no pattern involved; just a garter stitch for the body, the shoulder straps are tubs and a pretty button closure.
I would definitely make these again but I would use a Knifty Knitter for the shoulder strap instead of knitting and sewing. I might run a piece of fabric up the strap for strength. Especially if I make another for my niece...who always stows at least one book in her bag. I wonder who she gets that from??