Finished! Not at all perfect. Not even close. But, I love it anyway and I can't wait to practice my sewing skills on the second version...
Pattern: Poolside Tote by Noodlehead
Fabric Interior: Lotta Jansdotter from 2011 line, handles fabric is cheap from Joann's, and the exterior is a gray linen (I'm pretty sure it's by Robert Kaufman).
ps: it's not perfect because of my sewing...the pattern itself is wonderful! the construction is super neat and once all the prep work is complete, the bag sews up fairly quickly.