I made my friend a book bag. Not an over-the-shoulder bag, but a carry-by-your-side bag. Yes, in this photo it is already full of books.
Jenny is quite feminine, so I hope it suits her. I did some crazy patchwork with beading and embroidery. Pieces that were just lying about waiting to be useful. Used some lace scraps. Kept it simple. The lining is calico.