Craft news! I ended up not giving out my homemade presents for Christmas, but I still have them for birthdays.
I was working on my purse that appeared a couple of posts back, but was unable to attach the lining sufficiently so I threw it away and I have to say it was liberating. I did buy two more purse patterns from Simplicity, #3828 and 3715. Beyond that, I have been hemming jeans, which turned out pretty good, I think.
I am going to finish my hemming and then I think I will start the magenta suede purse using pattern 3828, view B.