I added two pockets to the inside and a snap closure. Where the bag is hanging in the photo is pretty much were it lives. I like keeping my current project tucked in there. I know, such a shame that such a bag does not leave the house very often! It just draws to much attention at the fabric stores and have to shoo people away. (or maybe not)
The desk -- was a makeover project. One day I took a spray paint can to it, then some sandpaper and, well, there you have it. I love it. And it is so sturdy when sewing. See the scrap quilt on the wall. That is a work in progress. Progress is slow -- about two years, maybe three. I am okay with that for two reasons. 1. I like looking at it hanging on my sewing room wall. 2. It has scraps of so many projects I have made -- and some from friends.