I completed the contest winner's handbag in February but neglected to give it a proper post!
The pattern is a very good tried-and-true I've used a couple of times before. I went through my embroidery library on the computer to find some design options. I ended up splicing, re-sizing and re-arranging a design for the star portions, and inserted the monogram in it. It stitched out quite nicely.
The bag is the perfect size for carting around a sock project or any other smaller project... I gave it to Kris at Stitches West, and I'm sure she is getting some good use out of it :)