Once again I have gotten myself involved with a monthly challenge. For several years I participated in the monthly challenge at 'MindWideOpen'. But, alas, Gail closed the challenge. Now I have found a new one to try my luck in. Over at Frosted Petunia's, Anna has a challenge to make a handbag or purse out of anything except a purse. Here is a link to Anna's site: http://frostedpetunias.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-artful-bag-challenge.html
DVD cases, paper sacks, etc, etc. I decided to use a Nestle's Quick Chocolate container for my entry.
I covered it with some batting and cotton fabric, made a lining, hinged the lid with ribbon, added a bead tassel, ribbon rose and bow on top.
I added a ribbon strap. The lid is padded also. It made an interesting little bag. (I carry tote bags all the time, too much stuff for little bags.) I really had fun with this. The other ladies that have entered bags so far have some really cute bags and ideas. I can't wait for next month. Thank you Anna for hosting this challenge.