Saturday morning, bright and early, and I’m at the sewing machine doing purse reinforcements! My favorite purse is a denim shoulder bag, it’s got lots of pockets, doesn’t weigh much empty (which you’ll soon realize is important) and goes with almost everything I wear since I dress very very casual. BUT, soon after I got it, the strap broke. Well, it didn’t really break the stitching came out. So I pulled out another bag and tossed the denim favorite one into the closet.
That new bag, it was leather, and it was stylish, and it got a lot of compliments, but it wasn’t very user friendly. So this morning, before I finished my coffee, I pulled out the favorite denim bag and sat down at the sewing machine to reinforce EVERY strap on it. Yes, every strap needed an extra row of stitching.
No, this isn’t a poorly made bag, it’s actually pretty decent for construction…..
I carry a sketchbook with me everywhere, yes EVERYWHERE! And of course I always have my small pocket camera to take quick snaps of interesting things. Gee, I bet you’re wondering now, if I take so many pics why my blog is so lacking….. and I have no answer for you. LOL
So, I carry a sketchbook, I carry a camera, I carry the normal stuff — you know cell phone, lip gloss, headache meds, toothbrush and toothpaste (doesn’t everyone carry a travel toothbrush?), and I carry the inhaler (okay, it doesn’t weigh a lot, but still it takes up space) and I used to carry a big datebook in it too!!!! Now you see why the weight of the bag itself is so important, I carry a lot of STUFF.
I can run into town without makeup (and usually do), and I can run into town without jewelry (although that makes me feel nekked), and I can even run into town without a plan on what to do…. But I can’t go ANYWHERE without my sketchbook!!!!!!
Hence the purse reinforcements this morning………