While searching for something in my stash, I came across this piece of fabric - cats with oriental motifs on red. I have no memory of buying it (and don't usually buy things with cats on) and figured my mother bought it and gave it to me. She doesn't remember it either, but she likes it, so I offered to make her a bag from it. As she has several regular tote bags, I made this one a bit more of a shopper - wider at the bottom and with a (removable) lined cardboard insert to hold the bottom in shape (that way, you can wash the bag). I also doubled the ribbon for the handles, for strength, in case she does use it to grocery shop at all.