Shelly asked me the other day how many purses I have. Well, here you go, Shelly:
I walked all over the house to collect them all. This picture shows 10, but there is one more that I got at Target a few years ago. I only use it when one of these 10 don’t go with anything I’m wearing, which isn’t very often. This also doesn’t include the one bag that in my etsy shop – I consider that one inventory rather than part of my collection. I have given away too many purses to count and have only sold a very few. Last year I donated some of my first handmade purses to our church garage sale.
Here they are, clockwise from 12 o’clock. 1) Amy Butler’s In-Town bag, 2) my first attempt at Machine Made Patchworks quilted strip bag (without the pattern), 3) the Lotus bag (free pattern here), 4) one of the original CraftApple Diaper bags (pattern available here), 5) a felted drawstring tote, 6) a quilted stripey bag that is the favorite these days, 7) the “yay-I-found-Autum’s-tutorial-for-the-Machine-Made-Patchworks-quilted-strip-bag” bag, 8 ) Amy Butler’s Nappy Bag, 9) the Lindie Bag (free pattern here), and finally 10) the ruffled Frenchy Bag (also an Amy Butler pattern).
Okay, I’m all linked-out. Now I want to know how many handmade-by-yourself bags YOU have. (Bags should be made by you that you use. Not bags that will be given away.) I’ll come up with a little handmade something for the person with the most bags. But if you’re the winner, you’ll have to be prepared to prove it with a picture.