I managed to finish my free gift which was part of my christmas present last year along with membership of Rowan International. Attempts at cabling the strap can be seen here and here. Lots of frantic hair-pulling later means I now have a lovely sturdy denim bag for lazy days and bike rides at the weekend...only problem is it's now autumn...but you know...it's finished :)
Well, actually the bag isn't completely finished as I want to have a go at lining a bag for the first time. I ordered some blue swirly fabric from Cath Kidston ages ago for this purpose but am not looking forward to it!
I'll follow Alice's tutorial on How to sew a lining into a bag to keep me sane!