I made a pretty tote to take with me to Sewing Summit. I was inspired by Susie D's Retro Handbag on Craftsy, using her pdf pattern as a loose guideline. I made mine much bigger (hers is really more of a purse-size even though its labelled as large), added a magnetic snap, and used pellon to give it body. I also made just one handle, with one end of the strap attached to the front and the other to the opposite back side. I like the clean look of it that way. I have enough fabric to make a matching clutch :).
Used cotton canvas from JoAnn.
Dig deep! Lined it with a boho orangy cotton. I love using bright and cheerful linings!
As for reading, I'm plugging away at Jane Eyre; my Classic Moms class is tonight! Eeek!