I have a weakness for collective nouns. And purses and any kind of bag.
A few years ago, I ordered some purse frames which came with crappy instructions and failure was the only option. I've had the bug to try again lately and with my recent flu giving me some "lay down" time, I dove back in.
I found instructions here on Etsy, along with the glue, Guttermann's (super important) and purse frames. Good start. I also began haunting U-Handbags, a company owned by Lisa Lam. Lisa authored a couple of books and (sheepishly) I bought a Bag For all Reasons (linked below).
It took me a few tries to get this right but it is absorbing. I can see making these purses with embroidery and fabric collage piecing. In the meantime, my first commission is to make purses for the bridal party and a few family members for the wedding. Practice makes perfect.