Amy Butler (look her up, she's an awesome fabric and pattern designer) wrote a book called Style Stitches that I recently purchased. I took her Cosmo Bag and removed the pleats and added the petals from her Take Flight Handbag. I redid all the interior pockets and added a removable extra long strap.
I couldn't decide if I liked the petals on the top or bottom of the bag, so I did each side differently. The fabrics I used were denim and canvas with the bandanna print bias tape, and I used my son's old bed sheet to line the interior. All of the hardware came from old purses.
This bag is going to a lovely lady who is expecting her first baby in the fall. She is going to use it as a diaper bag. I'll make her a little changing pad and a zippered pouch to go with it. I think it's stylish enough that she can use it long after the baby has grown. Don't you think it would make a cute beach bag, or a tote to carry all your produce from the farmer's market?