Do you guys know Thirty-One? Usually I sew my own bags. There are pros and cons to this: On the pro side, I'm not limited by my budget intersecting with what I can find in stores. And I can keep trying until I get something I like. On the con side, the pocket and compartment situation is pretty limited. My sister in law had a thirty-one party and I got El and La these little tote bags with an applique on the front and their initials embroidered and they are a good size for them to carry a few things. La even used hers for school for a while. My other sister in law had a thirty-one party and they didn't have those bags anymore. But I got one that was the same style but a little bigger for me. It is great. But it was plain. It turns out the colors and appliques of the ones I got for the girls was a big feature.
So, I've been pinning embroidery and crewel pictures. My co-worker gave me some hand-me-down craft supplies and it included a stuffed baggie of embroidery floss. A rainbow of colors.
This is what I've done so far. I may add more to it later, but it's OK for right now.