Look! I finally finished the tote bag I've been working on. It is a gift for someone and I'm excited to get it in the mail this afternoon. It is the first time I've made a bag like this and I think it turned out well. I just love the bright colors on the canvas (which I was able to get inexpensively as a remnant) and the blue lining is so vibrant. It just says "summer beach tote" to me. The pockets were supposed to be on the outside, but I don't like outside pockets on bags...they're just not secure. I like the contrasting fabric on the inside...it makes it fun. Superman cut some plexiglass which I slipped inside the bottom to make it a sturdy and stable bottom. (Have you seen the plexiglass purse bottoms for sale? They are not cheap and Superman had leftover plexiglass from a project...viola, a frugal solution!)
What do you think? Is it nice enough to be a "for no reason" present? I hope the recipient loves it because I had her in mind the entire time I made it. It might not be perfect, but it was stitched with love!