It’s true, I have a bit of a thing for bags. Purses, satchels, totes, clutches, pocketbooks, packs… the whole schamozzle. Here’s my illustrious bag collection (all 47 of them), as showcased in our front entryway. For years my long-suffering husband Joshua has been trying to instate a rule of “if you want to buy a new bag, you have to get rid of one you already have.” A good idea, I know. But I haven’t done it yet. Why? Because I buy bags when he’s not looking! Do you not love my Simon & Garfunkel purse – bought with much excitement several years ago at one of my favourite Main Street shops, Lazy Susan’s?
Because I have so many bags, I like to try to switch them up around a fair amount. Unfortunately, though, motherhood has meant that I don’t get to use my smaller bags quite as much anymore – not enough room for the burp cloths and diapers, of course. So my darling Smidgebox Designs bag has been getting a fair amount of use. I decided this past weekend (Saturday at 2:30am, to be exact – oh, how life changes) that cleaning it out would be a mighty good idea!
Reading: Ash by Malinda Lo – A retelling of Cinderella, in which the Cinderella character falls in love with the King’s Huntress. Way to go, Cin-baby! I just started reading this, but I love her imagery and language so far.
Listening to: Old Man Luedecke – “Just Like a River” is one of the most perfect songs I’ve heard in a long, long time. It makes me tear up (okay, pretty much bawl) every time I hear it… so poignant and beautiful. Really speaks to me and everything I believe in. I want it played at my funeral, seriously! (And that’s high praise… hee hee!)
Making: A birthday crown for my mum’s 60th this weekend; some embroidered bookmarks, a zip pouch for my friend Janis’s birthday.