First - I finished and gifted a handmade boxy bag for a very dear friend and co-worker.
I whipped it up using this tutorial at Pink Stitches.
Made entirely from scraps, minus the interfacing and zipper. :) The tutorial was pretty easy to follow - and turned out pretty well for my first bag project, I think.
The only thing I would change would be to add a couple of zipper pulls at either end of the zipper. I actually even had them cut out, pressed and ready to go. But I was kind of "in the zone" when stitching this together, and forgot to add them.
I also gave her this cute mug I found at Anthropologie. I thought it was kind of geometric and fun.
Linking up with TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday).