something i made: orange pleated handbag
Today’s photo challenge, “Something I Made”, is only difficult for me because there are so many things to choose from! I made some peach jam yesterday, and while my sample toast this morning was perfect, it doesn’t make for a particularly captivating photograph. Then I saw my orange purse, and realized: I still haven’t shown you my purse!
I made this purse in the middle of June due to sheer necessity. I had been carrying around my darling bicycle tote for quite some time, and although I love it, it’s not always up to Purse Standards. It’s got pockets, and it’s the best tote ever, but it’s not a purse.
This guy, with its magnetic snap, pleats, adjustable strap, and 10 pockets (!!), is much closer to Purse Standards.
The only things blocking it from true Purse Standards are its bright orange hue and utilitarian canvas exterior – which I wouldn’t trade for the world. Cameras aren’t good with orange, though; my apologies. The color is as accurately represented as my camera will allow: in real life it’s an incredibly saturated shade of orange.
It’s lined in a contrasting cobalt blue-and-white stripe. As you can see, there are pockets on each side of the purse – some are sized to fit gum, my little wallet, my phone, a notepad, and pens. There’s also a small zipper pocket – and the zipper is yellow. The pocket lining is a surprise yellow floral. I love making zipper pockets with surprisingly fun linings! And I absolutely adore having a plethora of pockets!
This bag was modeled after an awesome moop bag, which I considered purchasing but theirs was too big for me and – let’s face it – not bright orange with a blue-and-white striped lining. But if you like this style, I’ve heard great things about their quality, and it’s all handmade, so go moop!
In other news, I listed a few things on ebay today… I’ve got some 5-Tee bulk lots of American Apparel solid color tees that would be perfect for tie-dying or screen printing, plus a retired Alexander Henry “Bobby Sock Rock” fabric… I’m clearing out my stash and hopefully some crafty types will benefit from it!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Wednesday!
oh! p.s. the photo of me was taken by my 13-year-old brother, thanks Andy!
This photo is part of oh so lovely’s 30 Day Photo Challenge. Today is Day 10: Something I Made.