What do vacations and handbags have in common? Both are necessary in life of course! I closed my shop yesterday to take some time off to rest and recharge. I'll be taking a road trip at this time and I also plan to spend some time in my studio experimenting and trying out some new design ideas. My shop will reopen the week of May 11th.
For my upcoming road trip I decided that I would treat myself to a new handbag from the shop. The lilac purse posted above is my current everyday bag. I've been using it for about a half a year. If you were wondering if I use my own handbags, I do! That is the reason I starting making them in the first place about a year and a half ago. I wanted a unique one-of-a-kind handbag for myself so I decided to buy fabric, did some research on the internet on how to sew a handbag and made my first simple tote bag out of sage green cotton velvet with a bird on a branch applique. Everyone loved it so I decided to start up a shop and sell them online.
Posted above is my newly selected bag! I chose the Messenger Bag because I thought it would be a good size to carry all the necessary items one needs on a road trip. I also like the fact it has an adjustable strap so I can use it as a shoulder bag or a messenger bag. This way my bag can be as spontaneous as I want my trip to be. One day it can be a shoulder bag when I am walking through a quaint little town and the next day it can be a messenger bag when I am trekking through some adventurous landscape!
Oh yes, if you were wondering about my sweet cat Anni, she will have the most amazing cat sitter in the world taking care of her while we are away! We are lucky to have found her. :)