Not-leather purse experimentation brought two sizes of fleece Goblinimus...
And an attempt at Pie Rat.
Then with leather I tried a really large version of What Ninja.
So less than my usual 3 out of 4 success rate, but it was interesting. Now I'm pretty sure I shouldn't keep trying for larger in my little purses, and I don't think I want to make one big enough to be a main purse. I think that fleece will work for some of them, but not all, because it brings a fluffy-ness that the leather doesn't. (The leather, since it doesn't need edge seams, can look both simple and smooth. The fleece will never make smooth.)
But I think both Goblinimus (Goblininimi? Goblinimuses?) are cute enough to go up on Etsy. Unfortunately, Giant What Ninja is too big to go in the children's play bin so I'm not sure what to do with him. And, on Pie Rat, the fleece stretched when I sewed on the zipper (under the bandanna) so he looks lumpy from some sides. Small sadnesses. Though I have learned things to carry forward to future attempts.
If you have ideas what to do with my two saddest creations from this week, I'd love to hear them.