I recently blogged about a lovely book I own which is entitled, Playing with Books, The Art of Upcylcing, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book. My absolute favorite item shown was a cute little handbag made out of a book.
Well, lo and behold, there is a wonderfully talented craftsperson named Autumn who has a shop on Etsy called Bibliobags, where she sells just such handmade handbags. Not only does she make the grooviest purses you've ever seen, she photographs each one with an appropriate theme, i.e., Snow White, an aproned chef, sixties secretary, etc...
My favorite bibliobag is this one, Sherlock Holmes. You can tell just from looking at her photos that she puts lots of care and love into each bag she makes. Have a look at the photos and then I'm sure you'll want to head on over to her shop to see some of her other purses!