I designed it as a magazine/crochet project tote, so I made sure it was plenty wide enough and that the white part was as tall as a MSL magazine. It's all done in single crochet, and could probably stop a bullet if you wore it under your shirt. But it's made from organic unbleached and organic red 100% cotton yarn, so it's nice and supple-soft while still being durable (And the unbleached yarn still has little flecks of cotton seed in it, hence the "vanilla bean" cream). I also wanted to make sure it has a strong enough structure to hold the weight of all those magazines, so I made it a slit-handled bag. And to top it all off, I lined it with some of that cute strawberry patterned japanese fabric I got awhile back (I had to hand-sew it in and it came out just perfect!), and then I sewed in my first ever "oh the cuteness!" tag!
I feel so spiffy right now because it turned out just the way I wanted it to. But it was a rediculous ammount of work just to make a magazine tote, so I doubt I'll ever make one quite as large again... Eh, maybe I will, it sure turned out nice. It's going into the store tomorrow morning, and I sure hope someone loves it as much as I do! *Crosses fingers.*
I haven't been listing many things I've made lately because for one, I'm taking 21 units this quarter. And for two, I've been working on two rather large crochet projects this whole time, one being a hunge tote bag all crocheted from organic cotton and lined with japanese fabric - I still have about a third of the way to go and then I can line it - and the other being a hat. I've never had much success with hats (alright, so I've had nothing but total failures with hats), but I have a feeling this one will be different. We'll see... Wish me luck.