I made my 1st "purse for hire." I have made oodles and gobs of gifts. I have made many store samples, some of which have been sold. I have also made some cute little library book tote bags for a friend, which I can turn out in an hour. But THIS my friends was my 1st "purse project" for hire!! My son has a wonderful teacher and she approached me to make a purse for her Grandmother for Christmas. I was so flattered! I have made many purses and bags for the staff at our school as gifts. But to make one for pay... hmmm... this is new for me. She said her Grandma liked tan, beige, etc. pretty nuetral colors. I had a gorgeous fabric hiding in my stash that plays on these colors, but is a little more interesting. I love how it turned out and so did her Grandma, which warms my heart to no end.