changing of the guard, summer to fall & the ideal travel bag…

my favorite studio waterstone bags - day to day
Except for special occasions, this has been my daily bag wardrobe these 5 1/2 months – spring through summer. The roomy tote which goes with practically everything. Inside, my little artist’s pouch. For busy in and out days, the little crossbody. It was a lighter leather until I brazenly decided to coat with a layer of beeswax I use on my leather clogs. Worked beautifully, btw.

And now. September.
Time to change the guard…er…bag. I’m imagining the ideal travel bag…

my sketchbook - a new bag design
Jeff and I are going on a fun trip soon and I’m dreaming of what, in my eyes, is the perfect fall travel/everyday bag. Black leather with camel colored leather straps. Outside zippers and a boxy roomy inside. The bottom will be structured and the top will slouch only under the light straps. Structure everywhere else. Ahhhh…

Bags. They make my heart go pitter patter.

*To see this finished bag, click here.

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  1. I can sew and have even sewn several totes and a purse, and lord only knows how many makeup bags.. but I wish I had your true talent. I love seeing your finished bags/totes and the sketches of them too. Cant wait to see what you come up with for your ideal travel tote bag.. I know it will be fabulous!

    PS – that unknown comment above was me,, I forgot to sign in with my regular blogger account.

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