I feel like the DIY queen today. I made myself a pannier (I think it counts as a pannier?), using a brief description in a Mother Earth News article someone linked me to, and combining it with a suggestion of using carabiners instead of nylon rope so it could be easily removed.
Details and pictures can be found here.
I hope this is the right place to put this. I thought about putting this in the commuting section, but I don't really commute, and the reason I wanted a pannier was so I could be less reliant on my mom for quick trips to the store. So I thought it fit here.