Now, for those of you who know me, you can stop laughing now. You're right, I'm busy and actually pulled out my sewing box and the few supplies that I had in my 'working on it' project box. Which I was conviently using as an end table---sneaky, huh? And began a project that began with the Santa Ana fires in the San Diego area in 2007.
Inspired by one of my bestest friends and the one and only 'Mom-In-Law' to my Cleo, I created what was originally designed to be used as a first aid kit for birds. A bag to keep all you need in an emergency for birdie in one place, ready to grab at a seconds notice. Someone, I can't remember who at the moment, but I think it was another of my bestest friends Dawn who commented that the bag would make a great purse. To which got my mind working (yeah, terrifying, huh?), and I made two more of these bags. One for me to use on my wheelchair as a 'purse', one for Cecils Mom to test out as a bird first aid kit (bestest friends are always great for testing ideas on! -thanks Donna). Then, I made yet one more for a fellow Etsian, Mommyknowsbest (or her medic alert tags), to test out, too. It's her fabulous zipper pulls I'd been attaching to each of the aformentioned bags. The one I made her was and is used as a school backpack for her 6 year old daughter and last I heard it was surviving school, a tug of war with one of her other daughters, AND the 6 year old. So, with one surviving a 6 year old and one surviving me and 5 cockatiels, I feel they're pretty well tested and ready for market!
So, once this move is over I plan on slowly listing 2 or three of these bags for sale and seeing what happens:
Each 12 inch wide, 14 inch tall, 5 inch deep bag features:
-1 elastic topped wallet pocket
-2 cell phone size pockets--will also hold a small day planner
-1 jumbo pocket 12x14 (inches) in size which can hold a note book, important papers, etc
-1 key ring to hang keys or cell phone off of so it doesn't end up at the bottom, never to be seen again
-2 elastic topped pockets that can hold a 16 ounce bottle of water each or pens or umbrella or etc
-each bag is lined with insulation and will actually keep warm stuff warm or cold stuff cold for 3 to 8 hours depending on outside air temps
-each comes with 3 different lengths of straps and 2 shoulder pads to protect your shoulders from the clamp/hooks used to connect the straps to the bag
-The straps can be used as either a back pack or moved to the top loops and used as a purse with either a long strap or a short one.
These bags don't have a name yet and I'd love suggestions! So suggest away!