Here's my completed tote. I used the pleated tote pattern from Artsy Crafty Babe. I really like the design on the bag but it's a little too big for me. When I make it again I will alter the pattern and make it smaller. The good thing about this particular bag is that it's the perfect size to carry my crochet around in. It's always hanging around the house being a nuisance. Now I have something to put it in. I added another pocket with pen and pencil holders (or crochet hook holders, I guess) and instead of making matching fabric handles I made handle holders and Ella picked out these perfect bamboo handles (40% off coupon!!) to go with the bag. Del says it's a real purse now but I disagree, it's a bag. Today I am going to scrutinize it more and I will probably take it apart and redo the pleats as they sort of came apart during the sewing process and I will also reposition the handle tabs so they don't pull apart like they do now. Something else that gets me is I've noticed that when I make something for the girls I pick from the fabrics that I have purchased; but when I make something for myself I pick from the fabrics that Marie sent me a few months ago. Isn't that funny. I've noticed that my stash is much more young looking than most of these other crafty bloggers (not that it really matters). They seem to make more things for themselves or friends whereas I am constantly making things for three, now four daughters.