In response to my blog the other night, Anonymous Melinda asked whether I've shown you my purse. I'm sure I must have because I show and tell just about everything creative I do unless it's a surprise for someone and I don't manage to take any photos before I give whatever it is away.
My purse tends to be a hold all for everything I need to carry around. And it's kind of a mess right now. Thank goodness there are pockets lining the inside of it--otherwise, I'm sure I'd never be able to find anything! Just to take this photo, I had to pull out two Tupperware containers and a Schnibbles pattern. (And yes, as a matter of fact, that IS a 2010 day planner shoved in there. Nostalgia.)
Originally, I purchased the Desk Deli tote pattern to make a tote for Girl Boss 1 for Christmas. I modified the pattern a little bit and made myself a tote to use as a purse--the one above. People seem to love the "cat fabrics" I used and the black and white colors, but most of all, the trim I added gets a lot of compliments. Here's a close up:
I've been using this purse for a couple years now. It really needs to be washed, but I also noticed a couple worn spots on the bottom corners. Maybe I'll wash it and make some kind of decorative patches--I'll probably wash it and then decide if it's worth the effort. More likely, I'll just make a new one. Make a fresh start. Because I have purse issues I've never told you about before.
That's a photo of my old purse, sitting in a corner of my bedroom on the floor near my shoes I kick off at night. Still filled with junk. Yes, that's a golf ball you see. And a partially filled bottle of water. And some allergy tablets. And whatever else fills the inside--that apparently I've not needed for the last year or so.
I like to think of it as my bedroom-based emergency survival kit. After all, isn't that REALLY what our purses are? Survival kits?
Sometimes I really wish I had a personal assistant to do all the stuff I never seem to get around to doing.