My own personalized messenger bag

I hate purses. I really do. They either are too big or too small and they are NEVER in my sort of style (which has been labelled the “gamer girl” style by a friend of mine). Carrying around a backpack has gotten old, especially when all I need to be carrying is my wallet and car keys. I usually just shove them into my pockets but that doesn’t work so well all the time, especially when a lot of the dress pants I wear to work don’t have any pockets. /grumble

I needed something that I could use just about anywhere, whether going to work in my business casual clothes or heading out to game with some friends in my jeans and t-shirt.

First thing I looked for what different kind of bags. I found that I liked the style and size of messenger bags. Then when I was searching for a pattern that I liked, I came across Etsy. I had stumbled across the website before but hadn’t explored it fully. For some reason I thought that it only sold…well, items that you’re likely to find at a small town craft sale (which are nice but not what I’m looking for). I found Broake and Thumb Studio on Etsy which offered a really lovely blue denim messenger bag with an asian dragon print on it. I just about bought it that instant…until I noticed the “Request Custom Item” link.

Of course, an item customed to my tastes is very appealing to me. After much back and forth with the seller, my bag was made.

I just got the email this morning saying that it has been shipped off and should be here in about a week. I can’t wait!

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