I am a 26 year old woman who works full time, goes to school full time, and somewhere in the mix I am also a wife. Sometimes I feel like the only thing that helps keep me sane is my love for sewing. It is my time to forget all of life's little worries and escape into the wonderful world of being a seamstress. I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I had always used old sewing machines that have just been handed down to me and were hardly running. The last sewing machine I had was from my mom; it was a sew mini and was great but only for small tasks. Finally for the first time ever I have a real "big girl" sewing machine. My wonderful husband along with the rest of my family surprised me with an awesome brand new Janome for Christmas (even though I actually received it a few weeks early)!!!! How exciting!!!! Since then, my sewing capabilities and desires have skyrocketed. Since I got my machine early I was able to make the girls of the family their gifts for Christmas. I whipped out the cutest tote bags; different for each person depending on their personality and likes. Since then, the word has gotten out about these bags and I all of a sudden have several requests to make them for other people. There is no feeling greater than making something that other people like so much they want to have one for themselves. Because of the huge volume of requests for my tote bags, I have decided to post them up on Etsy. If anyone wants to see these bags and even purchase one I have them posted up on http://www.knpink13.etsy.com/ . If anyone does decide to order one just keep in mind that I don't make them until requested. I do that so each person gets exactly what they want. I even take the time out to embroider the bags with whatever initial desired. It takes about 3 - 7 days to get the bags made up and sent out from the time they are ordered.