I've had this same black pleather purse for gotta be 15 years now if not longer. Probably longer but basically forever. In fact, I have no recollection of choosing it, nor the vaguest memory of buying it... Nothing. Like, nothing. The thing refuses to die, okay? I'm fast becoming convinced that whoever made my purse soaked the finished bag in liquid titanium-kryptonite alloy before sticking a 4-sale sign on it. It's still in pristine condition. Like, it is absolutely PERFECT. It's like I bought it yesterday and yesterday was 1992. It's a little disturbing now that I think about it... Hmph. I simply cannot explain its utterly unaltered state because I lugged that thing everywhere and I abused the pea soup out of it. And I feel really bad saying this because that purse is great and has served me so well - like a dependable old friend actually... But I think... sigh... I think it's time for an upgrade.
Does this make me a bad person?... I wonder.
So I've been skulking behind shrubbery, spying on people and their bags, cruising the ether in hopes of catching sight of something very like my next purse. It's gotta be good. It's gotta be fan-freakin-tastic. It's got a lot to live up to. And I'm making it see? With my own two hands. Jah.
Here are some pretties that I've come upon here and there:
- I Still Love You Tote
- Very Purple Person Reversible Bag
- Caliti Convertible Clutch at Sew Sweetness
- Patchwork Clutch by Pippa Patchwork
- Convertible Clutch by LBG Studio
- Amelie Purse at Romanian Quilt Studio
- Blossom Handbag by Amy Butler
- Bow Clutch Tutorial at Elm Street Life
- Little Betty Bag at The Mother Huddle
But just so you know, I'm not getting rid of my old purse. Don't even suggest it. I COULDN'T! It is just too dependable, and I do love it still... I've decided to put it in storage. I'll keep it for when the end of world comes and we have to escape to higher ground. That old purse will be right at home under those brutal, post-apocalyptic, nuclear winter-like conditions. She won't even bat an eyelet.
If you have any suggestions for my next purse, for the love of Pete, please share your link in the comments.