Pat has been a journalist for more than four decades and is currently the Senior Business reporter at the Coloradoan. About 12 years ago she started making fabric tote bags and purses as a hobby. She loves color and uses fabrics that tend to be bold and bright, and textures that range from cotton to canvas and quilted to corduroy. Her bags are constructed for functionality and durability, and she’s always on the lookout for interesting fabrics and color combinations for her unique pieces. She makes 10 different styles of bags, and each is machine washable and extremely durable. All include interior pockets and features like a hook for your keys.