The Modern Mom is starting to pester me about giving her a Christmas list, and I really don't have a clue what to ask for this year. Maybe everything on Etsy is a good place to start?
Speaking of Etsy, Etsy has holiday gift guides up now. Check them out.
And also speaking of Etsy, may I share with you a lovely purse which I bought through Etsy from a seller I would recommend 10 times over.
Because I'm on the go quite a bit for work and must carry pens, pencils, notepads and small electronics in addition to my usual wallet, personal items and cell phone, I've been carrying the following bag for a long time. I like it because it's functional with tons of pockets, can be adjusted in about a dozen ways for size and comfort and slips across my body for comfort and security. I've had this bag for years, and even after switching to new bags I always seem to come back to it. But it's falling apart.
I was itching to replace it with something a little more stylish, but the bags I've had my eye on that are big enough, pocketed enough and stylish enough all seemed to weigh about 100 pounds. So I started trolling Etsy, when I discovered Charm Design.
I love the style of Charm Design's bags, but even better are the fabrics and prices. I decided I wanted the pouch with a long (removable) strap to fit across my body, but I was worried about the lack of pockets. And the big bag with the across-the-body strap didn't come in the fabrics I liked the most. So I e-mailed the seller, who agreed to make the bag I wanted in the fabric I wanted with an extra pocket and divider inside, all for the same price. For $2 more, I got a short strap which I could easily switch out with the longer strap to make it a shoulder purse if I wanted to go out.
The end result was such:
I love, love, love this purse, and the seller was so incredibly easy to work with. She made the purse after I ordered it, and I still received it in a bout a week. Please everyone check out her shop.