For June's Artful Bag Challenge we were supposed to make a handbag out of something that was not a handbag.
I recently made a Whimsy Pouch for Tee's challenge. We were supposed to cut an empty paper towel roll in thirds, but I just used a toilet tisue roll. So I wondered what sort of handbag I could make if I used a whole empty paper towel roll. I slit the towel roll in half lengthwise, folded it, and then glued the sides together.
I've been working with western themes for the Gingersnap challenges, so I guess I'm still thinking this way! I covered the 'bag' with paper that resembled leather. I used some gold embossed paper for the sides and the bag closer. A vintage button holds it together. I braided twine with silver cord for the bag's handles.