I have been experimenting with plastic this weekend, as an outside layer for bags and purses. It's been fun, but let me warn you: plastic sticks to the sewing machine foot!! I'll have to use some thin paper between the foot and plastic next time, and hope it doesn't blunt the needle too much.
So here are the results of the sewing (Thanks to Nicole for the pyramid purse pattern):
And chicken no.2 felt a bit left out because the girls have handbags but he doesn't, so I made him a construction vehicle tote.