I started with this thrift store find.
Lovely, isn't it? You can't tell by the flash photo, but it is a nice wool and the red is truly red, not pink. And the blue is a teal. Anyway. . .
I used the Buttercup Bag pattern and ended up with a cute bag. I didn't have a magnetic closer, so I rigged up a ponytail elastic and a button. I actually like it because you can fit more inside closing it that way.
It's a little smaller than the size purse I usually carry, but it's a new purse and that's all good as far as I'm concerned. Nice and wintery made out of that wool, too.