Movies make great crafting time. Last night I added the stripes to my plarn bag. Today I watched another movie while I bound off most of the bag, and I started knitting the handles. Last night the bag seemed to say, "I don't want to be a tote bag. I want to be a purse." When finished knitting it, I plan on lining it with fabric. One thing that I love about this bag is the subtle zebra-like striping of the different colors of yellow in it.
Someone in the trash to treasure group on ravelry made a fused bag that she had woven with fused stripes. I loved the way that it looked, and I really wanted to try and make one myself. After our basement flood I bought some plastic laundry bags from the Dollar Tree. Well they tore after one use. So I fused them tonight to create a green and a yellow fabric. Then I cut them into 2 inch stripes and wove them together. Tomorrow I plan on fusing the woven sheet together and making a bag out of it.