After the holidays there is sometimes the "let-down" of inspiration in our sewing mojo. I don't know about you, but my inspiration seems to come from the holidays--I'm always stitching for the holidays. However, there are a lot more everyday times to stitch, too!
Why not take a trip to your closet or the thrift store for some still-serviceable, but no longer worn jeans and turn them into some bags. The denim is sturdy, washable, and comes in different colors (especially when faded), and is truly easy to sew.
Use a needle size and thread weight appropriate for the denim and any top-stitching or accents.
Here is a link to 25 projects by "Naps on the Porch":