You have to have a new bag for a trip, right? Trick is to decide what you are going to make. I decided on the Lots of Pockets Tote by Keyka Lou. I love it. It was super easy to make The front pockets look tricky, but it was really quite simple. The only thing I would have changed is interfacing the back part of the pocket. The handles are attached from the pocket, and without interfacing it just doesn't feel as sturdy as it should.
New reading was also a necessity! I received Heather Ross's "Weekend Sewing" this week. Lots of cute stuff going on here. I am loving this shirt. It looks so comfy.