I've been making a lot of bags lately. It started before Christmas and I haven't stopped yet.
I made at least 6 to give as gifts... one for myself... and others for my Etsy Shop, both tote bags and clutch bags. I don't know what it is but I just really enjoy the process of sewing totes and clutches. Could it be because I keep it simple and can see a finished product in less than a day? At any rate - springtime is the perfect excuse to switch to a new bag, no matter how large or small. I prefer LARGE bags, but I'm a weirdo.
Here are two of my favorites so far:
(Left - Amy Butler Wall Flower in Apricot, Right - canvas from Ikea)
Not so surprisingly , they've both sold :-) I need to get more striped canvas from Ikea! LOVE their fabric! And SO affordable! Check it out here. They carry lightweight cotton (quilting weight) AND home dec fabric! Hopefully you're lucky enought to live within driving distance.