Blake absolutely loved the cape that I made him for Halloween, so I thought I'd try my hand at making a couple of them for the nephews for Christmas. (Here's a link to the tutorial I used.) (I also need to give credit to my mom, who, when I called to complain to her about some sewing troubles I was having, suggested using interfacing underneath the lightning bolt. Brilliant, I tell you. The woman is brilliant. The results looked fabulous.)
Some presents are more difficult to give away than others. I didn't so much see myself using the boys' capes. But this bag? Definitely. I loved every stitch of it. As with a few of the other projects, I looked through a bunch of tutorials for other types of bags first, and then came up with my own pattern.