My mom is big into tote bags. I made her one for her birthday in Feb09. It's based largely on the Lazy Days Tote from BHG. I even picked similar colors because I liked what they did. The bag does have a fairly thick lining so it's a bit padded. The lining fabric is the same super cute green polka dot as the handles and the green triangles. There's a small inside pocket. I just love the colors and the simple, but lovely pattern. I've seen a similar pattern used as a small quilt on Quilt Hollow. I think it would make a nice baby quilt or lap quilt.
I also made a matching travel tissue pouch (detail post coming soon) and a sunglasses case for her. Mom goes through so many pairs of sunglasses and so far she's been using it.