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Purpose the Purple Purse: Design Decisions

June 19, 2012
In: Sewing

I’ve been absolutely-head-over-heels in love with this purse from GUNAS for a while ago. I set out to make a purse inspired by this design over a year ago, but – as always, just never got around to it. There are always more pressing issues. Anyway, the link is broken, so I guess they’re not selling it anymore, which makes me feel even better about making my own. Not that I was actually considering buying this purse for $275… Way out of my budget.

When I design a bag of any type, I spend a lot of time thinking about what I actually need. What kind of handles, which internal end external pockets I need and any extra touches of convenience that will make the bag just right.

I’ve been using a hand bag for a while now, and while I like the style, it often happens that I really need a shoulder strap. For instance, if I have a child with me or I’ve done some serious shopping and my hands are all tied up. Also, and while this may seem silly, it is very true, I’ve switched jobs and my new job doesn’t have an employee card. Which means that when I go to lunch and I don’t have pockets (usually…) I don’t have a place to put my lunch money card. To solve that, I’m planning to make a small matching insert with room for my cell phone and a few flat essentials. read more →

365 Project: Day 345-351

June 13, 2012
In: Everything Else

As always, lately, the day after I post a whole bunch of 365 project pictures is an oops (345, then 347 too).

Day 346:

Day 348:

Day 349:

Day 350:

Day 351:

365 Project: Day 341-344

Day 341:

Technically, I took several pictures on Day 342. But they were all bad. So bad that I decided to go with an oops for the day, one more won’t matter.

Day 343: I call this one “kindergarten cat”.

Day 344:

365 Project: Day 327-340

Day 327-328: Oops again.

I don’t know if this counts as an excuse, but I’ve started a new job and I’m getting serious about opening my crafts business (what exactly I’m planning is still secret…), so the 365 project has really taken a back seat. Lucky for me, I’ve been cooking and baking a lot, so I have pictures for most days because of that…

Day 329:

Day 330:

Day 331: oops.

Day 332:

Day 333-336: major oops.

Day 337:

Day 338: Diamond Jubilee celebration. I was invited…

Day 339: The good luck bamboo is finally showing some signs of life.

Day 340: