If you love crochet, I'm sure you have run into futuregirl's beautiful craft blog.
I remember drooling over her crochet handbags for such a long time.
This beauty is one of her designs. Isn't it gorgeous?
I saw one of her bags in 2007 and decided I could make one. After some fidgeting, I realized- I couldn't make the dang thing lie flat on the bottom like hers did. I hid it in my craft closet next to my other failed crochet attempts.
Fast forward to 2009. I was browsing all my blogs and I found that she is generously posting the pattern for the aforementioned tote bag!!
It's called the starling bag, and it's wonderful.
Check out her awesome crochet tutorials and tons of other goodies!