My sewing machine needles have been clicking away recently, working on a few projects from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. I love the tote. It keeps it's shape and has a firm bottom (unlike my own, alas) - it's been great to bring into stores to avoid the gazillion plastic bags at the checkout line. And the little zip case is my new stashing-ground for the stack of plastic cards (discount cards, gift cards, you know, you have tons of them too). Now they are out of my wallet and in a little stylish home of their own. I'm already envisioning spring versions of these...maybe linen? That's what's pictured in the book and me likey!