These days when many shops are limiting the use of plastic bags, cloth bags are the best alternative. Why should we all carry plain bags advertising particular stores? No reason at all! I like creating bags: they are not only useful but decorative as well. And ... they make gift giving personal. I can almost guarantee that no one else will possess a similar bag.
On Australia Day, when all Australians were being patriotic [BBQ's, beach, and beer] I brought all my Kiwi ingenuity to the fore, and made a bag depicting typical NZ scenes ... kiwis, skiing, white water rafting and tramping, along with suitable shades of green to show the lush forest.
The other bag is a combination of many different ideas, as I am trying to develop a bag of my own style ... I am getting there!