1. The fact that I do not sew
2. The fact that I ignore this fact and try my hand at it anyway
3. The fact that I was trying to take a super cute "after" photo of myself modeling something
*this is that attempt.....you don't see a bag in there, do you?*
of myself modeling something
I still love my new bag, and have been using it all day.
So, here's the story.
Earlier in the week, I decided that all of my bags were rotten and not doing their job,
so I set out to the clearance aisles of Target to remedy that problem.
I ended up bringing home 3 bags.
All three only set me back 17.50.
This little cutie was on clearance for 2.48. Ridiculous and irrestistable.
Here is where my problem #1 comes into play.
I do not sew, but wanted to alter the look a bit.
You fabric artists will look on me with pity and think I'm pathetic,
but I'm rather pleased with my attempt at needle and threading.
First off, I wanted to lengthen the strap so I could sling it over my shoulder.
I really dislike the one shoulder thing.
This spring, I bought a pair of pants that came with a belt.
Those belts are never actually ones that you want to wear, but I hung onto it for some reason.
Now I know the reason.
It was the perfect color and length for my new strap, and because it had a buckle,
I only had to sew one end!
I just looped the buckle around the existing bag ring (after cutting the old strap off),
then stitched (don't look closely at those) the other end.
For a little dress up and personality, I sewed (yes, again) a big vintage button on the front flap.
Cute. Cute. Cute.
Then I topped it all off with a silly plastic cowgirl in a pink cowgirl hat.
She dangles from the zipper pull and makes me happy.