We just returned from a fun weekend back in our hometown, celebrating some birthdays and hanging out. I wrapped up this sailboat tote bag and a cd (Joshua Radin) for my friend Allie's birthday. The tote is the first bag I've ever sewn (yay, I'm moving up from pillows!), using this tutorial from Purl Bee. It's a great project for beginning sewers and I'm already hoarding fabric and handles for more bags.