As I lounge on my chair, which my human has so thoughtfully decorated for me, I must make pause and speak to my faithful people.
Yes. It is cold today. but not so cold that you should not send your precious little ones out in the minus thirty-five degree temperatures. Oh no. The superintendent of our most trusted rural schools says that its just fine, and that he is confident that all the buses will run and that none of the next generation with lose body parts in their journeys to the little houses of education. So, just ignore all the iceburg sized chunks forming on the corners of your windows, and those loud cracking sounds that the house makes when it has those frost seizures, dress your little ones up in face masks, send them out the door, and shop bags for Darfur.
I'll call it "Vanilla Bean" because it makes one think of a hot specialty coffee. Operative word
here is "hot".
It's a good thing we have such a wise superintendent, or we might let all our vulnerable children stay at home in -35 and drink vanilla flavoured hot chocolate all day. That would not be good for their growing minds.
In the meantime, back to the matter at hand. This bag is all beige and textured and just plain pretty. The body is made of fabrics from Mr Fancy Sample Guy. That means high quality upholstery fabric that I imagine most of us could not afford in the real world. Lucky for us, he and she donated all those samples out of the goodness of their hearts. I bet if they were superintendent, they would cancel school today.
The base of the flap is a sweet fuzzy piece that used to be a couch cushion. I took those cushions apart in my post-Christmas purge, washed them up, and added them to my fabric stashes.
The straps are particularly delicious. I got that fabric from Granny Morris, my undercover fabric hoarder at Morris thrift shop. She's got a good eye. I've been sort of hoarding and drooling over that bit for a while now. But Vanilla Bean just cried out for it.
This bag measures 11 by 12 inches. Its a nice handbag and should go with pretty much anything.
I'm feeling thrifty this tuesday, and its way too cold to walk to the thrift shop. It's not too cold to ask my children to walk to school (just ask the superintendent. Did I mention that already?).
So, I'll pass the savings on to you. Bids today start at $35.00 Canadian. Not Siberian. Although that might get confusing if you have somewhere to walk today and you actually have to go outside.