Whoo Hooo! Medium-sized Miche Bags have arrived! I got this one at “Sisters,” my friend, Gail’s shop in Melody Square, N. Wilkesboro, NC. What’s that got to do with crafting? If you’re not familiar with Miche Bags, they are basic bags with interchangeable covers. If I don’t come up with a handmade cover pattern for them, you can bet those smart girls at etsy.com will! In the meantime, I still intend to buy the originals from the original company. Here’s a link if you can’t get by Gail’s: http://www.michebag.com/
A couple of weeks ago, I spotted this bag for sale in a major department store. It was love at first sight! Sadly, the price tag said $59.95. “I can crochet,” I thought, just like I do everytime I spot one of these bags that I love. “Yeah, but when? And what year would I finish it? It’s worth the money not to have to fool with it.” I can put up a good argument with myself when I want to. Then, upon closer inspection, I saw that the flowers were just pins. “I could make these,” I thought. “Better yet, I think I saw gerbera daisies at Michaels with clip-on-backs!” I took a look at the plain bags. ‘Not a bad price, but still more than I wanted to spend. The budget is tight these days. I headed home and pulled up eBay… where I found this:$15.00 with shipping. I placed my bid and won! When it arrived I saw that it was nice and plain on one side, with this zipper pouch on the back:I was also extremely pleased to see that the lining of this bag was much, much sturdier than the thin nylon lining of the new bags!