I ended up with a reusable tote bag - a nice, big size - to reflect her crocheting supplies, out-and-about-ness, and who even knows! I finally conquered my fear of gussets by watching this completely wonderful tutorial. I finally feel like I can move on from my flat messenger bags.
Another $3/yard pattern from the warehouse room of my favorite store.
Holds two shoeboxes. That's what I'm talking about!
Cross-stitching is a possibility I often entertain. The same goes for rainbow thread.
What's great is the realization that I will be getting a handmade gift of my own! What a treat!