My friend Erin spent the last two weeks or so with us, and did we ever have fun! Erin wanted sewing lessons and I was happy to oblige. Here is one of our projects. This is a basic envelope clutch. Adding rick rack and a magnetic snap added flair and gave me an excuse to show her a few new techniques. I got the idea from Sew Mama Sew's tutorial, although I didn't actually read it. I just figured out a size we liked and went with it.
P.S. I think I might have successfully passed on my love of rick rack to Erin! Woo!