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Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Perfect Purse on Pink Saturday 5/8/10

Another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Go visit her to see all the participants this week. For new chicks I've visited last week: Suzanne at The Shabby Tiara and Chloe Patricia at MaMercerie. Both cute blogs.

Let me tell you about my purse experience recently.

Hubby and I were at Macys and I saw a little purse I thought I'd buy. I generally don't buy too much leather anymore because it's so heavy when loaded with all we women need. But it was a Fossil and it was cute. Need I say more? The sales woman told me it was going to be on sale soon but I had to take my chances that it would be there when it went on sale so I bought it. She also said I probably wouldn't get the sale price if I returned it the day of the sale. What??!! Well, just a few days later it was on sale but I hadn't used it so I bought a second one at the sale price to make sure I'd have it. These purses go fast! So I had 2 of the same purse. I was going to return the original one and get my full purchase price money back.

But after trying to fit my essentials into it there wasn't enough room. So now I had 2 purses to take back. I did get my money back, but still trying to find a purse that would suit me. It had to have a strap to go over my head and shoulder because I like to shop hands-free. I didn't particularly want another leather purse as I have sooooo many packed away. I used to splurge on purses when we lived in California.

Then I saw a purse that looked like it could be THE ONE. I looked at it over and over and lo and behold, it had every single thing I wanted in a purse—even the color was fuchsia pink!! Can we squeeeeeeeeal here?

First, it's pink and not too large with a long strap that can be tied short or left long for over my neck. Hands free shopping!! Yessssss. Pocket on front for quick items like tissues. And, this is essential to me, it had a zippered top. That way nothing will fall out. I'm very, very picky about the purses I carry. I don't want to lose anything in it!

Zippered back for car keys if necessary, but I keep them in my pocket most of the time because, having been robbed twice while living in California, I don't want my keys in the purse so they would have access to my house if perchance they did get my purse.

Pocket for cell phone and my glasses. I usually have 3 pairs with me—sunglasses of course, regular distance and reading since I can't read a label without them.

Inside back zippered pocket for a tin of excedrin and ibuprofen and lipstick. I'm a pit bull in lipstick, I tell ya. ;-) Plus you just never know when you or someone needs a headache pill.

Plus it's attractive from the front. Yes, it's leather and I'm so used to nylon bags that are sooooo lightweight that they hardly weight a few ounces, but I'll get used to the weight and it is evenly distributed over the neck.

But I did want to finish this little purse I've tried making lately. I just love its femininity and froufrou-y fabrics. It's adorable and it took me a long time to come up with this design. Well, at least to perfect it. I may just carry this one when I'm feeling very girly-girly! It's small at only 7" wide. Cute, huh?

And this scrap of fabric made a great flower pin for a jacket or dress. These take about 5 minutes to make! Rip and Glue! Easy, fun and decorative. It can even put them on a lamp shade!


  1. Happy Pink Saturday Connie and Happy Mothers Day
    I love the pink leather purse but that one you made is awesome...especially the polk-a-dots....anything with polk-a-dots makes me squeal.

  2. Love your sweet girly bag!
    Please stop by, I'm having a give-away!

  3. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day, Connie.

    I love both of the purses - and the pin, too. I think I might need to go shopping for a pink purse.

  4. Such pretty purses!! I have to have one that I can slip over my arm. Because of a bad back, I can't use the shoulder strap kind anymore....causes too much pain. Maybe my purse is just too heavy.....LOL!

  5. My, but you did find the perfect purse. I'm so happy for you. Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  6. I love your new handbag and it's PINK! The wee purse you made is darling and I love the pin too.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend chickadee!


  7. Hi, Connie..
    I am lovin your new pink purse. Like you, I want plenty of space for all I need. I, too, carry aspirin with me at all times..just in case!
    I have a small black leather bag that i have just about worn that bag. It has everything I want in a purse..couldn't find another like it so just kept carrying the worn out little thing. Then, at the thrift shop one day, I spied a GROWN UP version of my little bag. This one was like brand new, black soft leather, Hush Puppy brand...I am thrilled to death with it!

    Love the little bag you made..cute as can be.
    xo bj

  8. I love both purses, but the one you made is GORGEOUS! You are so talented!

  9. So cute purse, the perfect one!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday and a very nice and sweet Mother's Day.


  10. Being a purse girl myself...I was ooohing and ahhhing over both of those bags. The pink polka dot ruffle really did it for me though! Just fabulous.

  11. Wow Connie, great find! i love the little frilly one you made...and oh- the flower!
    Have a sparkly pink day,
    Tobi and the Pixies!
    Come visit us we haven't seen you in a while!

  12. Happy Pink Saturday Mother's Day, Connie. I love the little bag you made, perfect all the way through summer...and FUN. We all need a little whimsy in our life! Come see my PinkSaturdayMother'sDay post, you'll smile.

  13. I gotta say...
    you're so pretty in pink.

  14. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day, too...
    I love your pink leather purse. I love the little gathers and it looks like will hold quite a bit. I have a leather purse I use a lot and yes, it does get a tad heavy!

    The purse you made is another story!.....HOW CUTE IS THAT????
    I can't help myself....I love purses with a ruffled flap...You did good girl!!!!

  15. Hello sweet friend! I looooovvvvveeee your pretty purses! The pink is oh so divine but the one you made has my heart fluttering! Happy Mothers Day,

  16. Leather purses are still great...although hard to find anymore! Your fabric purse is darling.

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  17. What a cute purse Connie! Both of them! One of Lifes simple pleasures is finding the PERFECT purse! And if its pink all the better :-)

  18. Catching up on past posts today....

    I love your pink leather purse! Looks like it would hold everything needed! I truly adore your flirty purse you made!! Too adorable for words!

    Big Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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