I’m guilty. Of being maybe the only person in my uber tree hugging town who doesn’t take reusable bags to the grocery store. I know I should, but I like having the plastic grocery bags around the house, what else would I put dirty diapers in? Anyways…. I’m going to try taking my own bag now, partly because I love the earth and all that good stuff, but mostly because I’m afraid my car will be egged by the “green” people as I leave the grocery store with 50 plastic earth killers stuffed in my trunk. And since I’m going to take my own bag now it has to be a cute one. Luckily I’ve seen this pattern around blogland I figured its just the bag to cure my plastic bag love affair. The pattern is by Alicia Paulson and I can’t recommend it enough. The directions and pictures were great, and my favorite part is it didn’t use any pieces larger than ½ yards, so I had the fabric on hand. I will definitely be making these for Christmas presents. The outside of the bag fabric is by MoMo for Moda, the center strip/pocket is Amy Butler-Lotus, the lining is Freshcut by Heather Bailey, and the strap is Amy Butler- Midwest Modern. I think. Happy shopping!