Ladybug Bag -- Any Good Sewing Books, Magazines, Hints?

I recently completed this little ladybug bag. The body of the bag (not including handles) is about 5 inches tall. It was supposed to be a gift for my niece who will be 6 years old soon, but I decided it didn't look quite as professional as I'd like. I was trying for something similar to the bag in the back, which was store bought. But I guess it's not too bad for a first try. Live and learn!
I welcome any suggestions, comments, or if you know of any good sewing books or magazines on this topic, please feel free to let me know!