This is my first post, so I'm not exactly sure what to say. I have always enjoyed making things and just wanted to see, I suppose, if anyone else liked them at all. This purse I made out of a pair of old jeans, all hand-sewn with a cotton lining. I loved the decorative ties on the side, and immediately thought that it would make a cute handbag because of all the little details. I used the legs for straps, as they had a beautiful quilted look; and I thought that the 5-pocket design would be good for a handbag, because it already had a good deal of built-in compartmental storage for things like cell-phones or game systems. The zipper was actually pretty difficult to find (I'm in Appalachia, there are very few big cities in which to get special parts, everything that I could find was plastic). I like it, and I was just kinda wondering if anyone else did. ;)
I thought that I would try and make a little extra money on my crafts since I lost my job recently, so I set up an Etsy shop. It's http://www.blargablarga.etsy.com . Has anyone else used etsy? Had any luck?