Oh how I LAUGHED to discover we'd gotten each other the same item (essentially) from the absolutely fantastic seller of the Crafty Tokyo Mama shop.
In the background is the bag I got from Janine's shop quite a while ago, I brought snacks and goodies to Friend's house - this bag sees a lot of use! (And don't judge it by this horrible photo, it is a beautiful bag suffering in a bad lighting situation.)
Clear back in May of 2010 I was staying at Friend's house, hanging out in the guest room, browsing etsy and dreaming of a reusable shopping bag that I could fold up and actually remember to take into the store with me. I found Crafty Tokyo Mama and her bags were gorgeous, made of cotton fabric (no weird, crinkly, or lead-laden junk) and rolled up into a super portable size. And since the shipping cost - even from Japan - was perfectly reasonable, I fell in love with the bag. Janine contacted me only to tell me she used to live in my area of Oregon (city one) - to which I stared in dumb amazement at my computer screen! - and is now living in her beautiful Japanese countryside (city two).