Here's a closer view of the little tote and composition book cover set that I made for our niece for Christmas. She was so cute when she opened the box and found her journal and bag! I hope she enjoys using both of them! :-)
The tote was really easy - awhile back I printed some letters in Comic Sans super huge on paper and then I just trace them for a template when I need to make an initial tote. I use premade totes for these - however, for my larger totes I usually make the bag, straps and lining.
Its back to the real world today ... hope everyone's new year at work gets off to a great start!