Saturday, 15 August 2015

New satchel finally represents my lunacy

Last night after finishing work, I decided to stroll through the shopping centre to avoid the heavy rain and prevent from becoming a drenched rat.  I passed a bag shop, wandered in and browsed at the various satchels. Over the last few years, I've noticed the passing trend for satchel bags with bright, bold, patterns, often with owls used in the patterns. Personally, I'm not one for feminine types of handbags, despite there are so many beautiful ones available, I carry so much crap,  I prefer using a backpack or bags with long straps 

After browsing, I was lured in by a black pattern satchel with crazy multi-colourful owls attempting to look inconspicuous with their beady black eyes indirectly looking at me while perched on a bright yellow moon. The unusual pattern and price of £10 convinced me to purchase it. 






I didn't like the brown trim on the bag or the bottom. So last night, I gave a quick it a makeover, with various comments from the boyfriend describing my insanity and madness for altering it. However, my attempts appear to be another part my lunacy characteristics to him but never realises my loathing of anything of the brown spectrum and memories it conjures. Besides, it looks better all I did was use black duct tape for the bottom and coloured in the brown trim with a black permanent marker.  Quick tip, permanent marker  is great for any small marks apparent on black garments or  fixing up PVC bags. 


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4 comments:

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with your decision to remove that loathsome brown colour. It looks so much better now. The owls are very cute! :)

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    1. In direct sunlight, I can still see the brown, but changing the colour is has made an immense difference. It's amazing the difference duct tape and permanent marker can do.

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  2. Brown is a bit mundane, isn't it? I'm guessing you're not on the steampunk spectrum?! Very cute bag.

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    1. I like some of the steampunk fashion but after working years in health care, brown reminds me of experiences I want to forget lol.

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