What’s in the Bag?

07/27/2009

I’m being very transparent with you (and the world wide) because I was inspired by this.

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  • purse – handmade by me
  • french paper moleskine stuffed fulls of sketches & notes on scraps (because I’m white)
  • cash budget envelopes (currently an empty “GROCERY” and $6 in “M’S CLOTHES”)
  • a couple of loose bills (for homeless people or vending machines, whichever I encounter first)
  • checkbook (I think I should make a pretty cover for this, don’t you think?)
  • cell phone
  • floss, pads, moist towelette, lens cleaning cloth
  • wallet from American Apparel
  • business cards & etsy store promos
  • pens, sharpie
  • CG Lipslicks in “hipster”, tweezers, barrette, hair ties
  • “medical” kit (ear plugs, vitamins & advil, contacts), band-aids
  • measuring tape (have I mentioned I like rummage sales?)

Third Life

07/25/2009

First it was a sheet. Then it was a curtain. Now, in it’s third life, it’s a purse:

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I wear a lot of brown but sometimes I wear black so either color purse is out for me. I hate having to switch purses based on my outfit. Lately I’ve been using a white purse but it gets dirty too quickly. The solution: a bold colored purse. Last fall I looked everywhere for a great deal on a jewel blue purse. This year, I decided to make my own by repurposing some materials I had lying around.

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I’m pretty proud of this little bag. I made a liner out of a vintage, flower-pattern sheet with a zipper interior pocket for little hideaways and 3 custom pockets for my cell phone, lipstick and receipts. The flower broach pin/hair clip is from Target.

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