I usually try to be strong and resist buying purse/tote patterns. Mainly because I have about a trillion bags I have made for myself and don't NEED any new bags, and for the most part I just make up my own designs as I go along.
But a little while ago I saw this bag design on Anna Maria Horner's blog and fell in love:
I love how the handles are encased on the sides and then the casing gathers..think that looks really cool! But, lucky for me the pattern was still in printing and not available...whew...close call.
Weeks passed...then today she blogged that the pattern is now available and in a moment of weakness....I bought it! Now I am so excited to make it! Can't hardly wait for the pattern to arrive!