That's what my adoring husband said I resemble when I get a new purse. I don't know how to take that comment.
I guess he means that since I am NORMALLY a talkative person, whenever I get a new purse, I hole up like a chipmunk and retreat to a corner, and fill my new purse with stuff from my old one.
Did I get that right, honey? (smile, smile, wink wink)
I guess he's a little right.
There is nothing as exciting to me as getting a new purse, and I've been wanting a new one for awhile.
I was tired of my old one, and tired of ones that have a closed top, that when my cell phone rings, I have to scramble to get open in enough time that my phone doesn't STOP ringing. UGH! Anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?
So, last week I was in Target. Not for a purse mind you, but I DID walk past the purse aisle. I didn't see anything that made my heart go pitter patter, except for this really cute, but plain bag. I think what I liked most about it wasn't the one pocket inside (that is SO not enough pockets for me) but the COLOR of the bag.
It was a greyish denimish color. Clear as mud?
Here. This is what it looked like.
Oh, and did I mention, it had a really cute liner? Well, it did.
I walked away from it and didn't buy it that night. When I had saved up my whole $13.00, I decided to purchase it this week. I knew I wanted to change it. Knew it NEEDED to be changed. I thought I could do it. I HOPED I could do it.
So, last night I decided to take the bag apart. I have never done this kinda thing before, and I was a little scared.
I started from the bottom. I used my trusty seam ripper, and removed the stitches from the bottom and the bottom of the liner.
Now, I didn't take pictures as I went. I don't know how tired you all are of my step by step tutorials, so this step by step will be a mystery.
Once the bag was open on the bottom, I cut off about 6 inches from the bottom of the whole bag. I didn't want a LONG bag. I planned on using that extra to make some ruffles for the front, as well as some more pockets for the inside.
Since the bag was also a bit on the thinnish side, I decided when I added pockets, to reinforce it a little too.
Here's how it turned out.
4 more pockets, plus a pen holder, and here is the outside.
Since I'm addicted to these fabric rosettes lately, I decided to add some. I made them, and just pinned them on the front, so I could use them on something else later.
I'm happy with the outcome. I guess we'll see how it holds up. I like the size of it. It fits my small notebook, wallet, camera, phone, etc. and it isn't too tight.
Thanks Target! Another thing off my to-do list.