Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dirty Little Secret

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.


AMKreations said...

I usually make a new bag too...if I need too. =)

I love your bag...and your old purse...definitely a riot!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Amen to that last statement. Wouldn't that be great to just make a list and it would get done. Well, it does, but now it's by me! Make it a great day. Carline

deb said...

lolol..what a fun post...and you can always use a golf ball!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'm always looking for new ideas. I'm a cat person too.


Lorraine said...

Funny! I spent the best part of an afternoon on Sunday going through my walk-in robe making it so you can actually walk into it! I found no less than four bags that I have taken to work at some stage....they all contained loads of stuff...headache pills, water bottles, opened and un-opened mail.....etc.....seems like I use a bag for a while then when I can't shove any more stuff in I choose another one and start on that....I have now emptied them all out....consolidated all the stuff into one bag and will use that one ......well for now anyway!