Moxiemade, she got me too.
My queue is getting VERY long.
LOVE the bag! Can't wait to see yours. Love her socks in the picture too! (I asked for that pattern)
Looking at the pattern I would think it's on the front. The cables are on an even row and the (k1p1k1) p3tog combo is on an even row, so I'd think it's on the front. If they are coming out on the back, try just pushing them through to the front, I've done that with bigger bobbles, it might work for this one too.
And Deb, if you start doing this and can't get the p3tog, you may be able to p1 and slip it back to the left needle and slip the next 2 stitches over it. I know it works with a single decrease... that's what I would try if I was having problems with it. Or maybe p2tog slip it back and slip the next one over that stitch...