Folks around here must know me as the woman who perpetually carries a huge bag…but I can’t help it! I find it imperative to have my big SLR camera with me at all times. But instead of carrying an ugly touristy black camera bag, I designed and perfected my own cute camera bag last year. It holds my essentials: camera, extra lens, battery, lens cleaners, wallet, Purell, Tyler’s EpiPen, chapstick, sunglasses, and pockets on each side for my cell phone and my keys. Perfect! And this year I’ve finally finished two new bags to carry me through the spring and summer months. Aren’t they lovely?
I did make several to sell last year. In fact, the idea was that I would design these and then sell lots of them and become rich (well, not really.) But herein surfaces another flaw of my character: once I met the challenge of actually designing the bag after several months and prototypes, I felt ready to move on. I’m not much for sitting and sewing for hours on end, even if the end result is so pretty and will make someone else happy. I guess I’m more of the problem-solving, beginning sort, and less of the hammer-it-out and finish the job sort. I do have this green one ready to sell if I ever finish the buckle on the front. And I do have several more cut and ready to sew when I feel the urge to sew for profit for a few hours. Who knows when that day will come! (Let me know if you’re dying for one of these and are the patient sort…I sell them for $85 plus $10 shipping US.) For the moment, my etsy shop sits empty. But that’s okay with me because I’m off to the beach for the day and have a date this afternoon to finish a little sundress for my niece’s birthday this Saturday. Have a wonderful Thursday!