I made a tote bag/clutchy pouch combo recently and it was snatched out of my hands while the needle was still smoking on my machine. (my lady friend Barb bought it. i can't hate her for having great taste.) But I made it out of this super fabulous fabric.
It is called "Owl by Myself" from Michael Miller. The Owls are pretty huge...I'd say 5 or 6 inches in height and really widely spaced. Modern and fun. The eyes are bright green. I'm not lying. It was fabulous.
This is what I used for the lining, straps, and for about 5 inches on the bottom of the bag. It is Michael Miller also, called Surf. I wish wish wish wish I had a pic of this thing but Barb NEEDED that bag!