I mentioned previously that I made a nice diaper bag for myself. Well I had to make one for DH as well. I used the "dad bag" pattern from Anna Maria Horner's book "Handmade Beginnings". The instructions were very clear and I had no problem following them. The cool thing about this bag is that it is almost totally recycled! Most of the fabric came from furniture store sample books.
And....I conquered my fear of the zipper! I will admit that the zipper is still not as lovely as I'd like, but it was my very first experience with a zipper EVER, so it'll get better the next time (and the time after that, etc.). One of these days I'll even do an invisible zipper (like the kind you use on pillows). But we'll take things one day at a time!