I made this bag for my mom a couple of weeks ago.
I LURVE it! Honestly, I was thiiiiis close to deciding to keep it for myself. Even my sister, who was delivering it to my mom in person, said she might "accidentally forget" that she was supposed to give it to mom.
Even little Whisk loved this bag....then again, she basically loves anything that I crochet. She's the best fan in the entire world.
I knew that my mom would think it's pretty, but her reaction was quite awesome. My sister visited mom at her work for lunch and was carrying this bag as her own. She said the first thing mom said was, "Wow, that's a beautiful bag!" My sister told her, "You really think so? A girl made it." Mom said, "No way! Really? It's gorgeous!" Sister: "That girl was your daughter! She made for your birthday!" Mom flipped out! Hahaha! My sister then pulled out her purse (which I also made...need to get a pic of that one...) from mom's purse and mom oohed and ahhhed over that one, as well. My mom is very artistic and extremely crafty, so she really appreciated my work. Of course she's loved any artistic thing we've done, but I'm pretty sure this trumps the bobble headed stick figure of her I drew when I was 3...
Anyway, happy birthday mom. I may just have to duplicate this bag because, quite honestly, I think it could be pretty marketable. It will be named the Hilda bag, just for you.