Wednesday, June 15, 2011

not so nerve-racking

I have probably written this before, but I have this silly habit of thinking about what I will wear and carry to something when I'm nervous about going there.  This includes school.
In the middle of thinking about how I'll present myself in classes, I realized that I've been carrying the same gray and pink backpack since early in high school.  It's a good bag, a ten dollar purchase at target six or so years ago that accompanied me on trips across the country and across the atlantic on multiple occasions, and has gone with me to three different colleges in four years (plus that extra class I took at the school I used to work for).  But I feel like I need something new and maybe a little more grown-up (just maybe on the grown-up part).  So I went hunting on Etsy and other sites.

This is dangerous, friends.

I made a board of ideas and I'm just barely resisting the impulse to purchase that sunny yellow bag...



Thankfully for my wallet, I have nearly everything I need to make my own bag back at home--a yard of dark brown wool, vintage cotton feed bags, and a bit of determination.  I've made a good (small) backpack before as a gift and think I can do it again.  I just need to remember where that dark brown wool ended up being packed...

If you click on the picture, you can find out where each bag is from.

3 comments:

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

I love all of those backpacks! I hope you will post a tutorial and pictures once you find all your supplies and get to crafting :)

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

I love all of those backpacks! I hope you will post a tutorial and pictures once you find all your supplies and get to crafting :)

Hearthandmade said...

i love the stripey back pack! Third one in ^_^

Claire

http://www.hearthandmade.co.uk