What a surprise when I checked the Grosgrain website this morning...my name under the winner category for the previously mentioned vinyl wall art! I was so stunned, I read the announcement about 7 times before it sunk in. Very excited about it. :)
In the sewing room recently, I just finished making several boxy bags for Christmas gifts. Found the tutorial here: http://modernquiltlove.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/perfect-box-pouch-tutorial/
The only change I made to the original pattern, was adding a little ribbon loop. After zipping and unzipping the very first one I made, it became obvious I needed something to hold while trying to pull the zipper pull in the opposite direction.