In case you haven’t heard, I’m speaking at BlogHer Food later this week. I’m honored to be doing so and am very excited. So excited that while you’re reading this, I’m having a clothing crisis about what to wear. Yes, friends, it’s a cyclone in my closet right this very second. This new briefcase is definitely going with me to BlogHer Food. It was an estate sale treasure that I found several years ago and it’s been taking up space on my sewing table. It has room for all of my essentials including a space for my water bottle and reading glasses. I mean a girl needs to keep herself hydrated while she’s reading, doesn’t she?
New Briefcase for BlogHer Food
I bought it on the half price sale day so it cost $1.50.
The handles were broken and the plastic lining needed replacing.
I used the old lining as a pattern for the new inside, just like I did on my handbag that’s from an estate sale.
And I had to replace the leather strap for the handle. All of my leather replacement parts and leather rivets came from Oregon Leather and if you need anything leather or bridle related, you will find it there.
You know I love to pack very little when traveling but for this 3-day trip to Seattle, I’m bringing more clothing than I am for our 3-week home exchange to Spain this summer!
As soon as I’m done with this briefcase, I’ll tell you all about it.
Go Gingham related links:
Estate sale finds: vintage wrapping paper
A winter cape: sewn from2 second-hand prom dresses
Pretty wine charms: made from estate sale treasures
How to take apart a skirt – similar to taking apart the lining for this handbag
Re-purposed bags: cover an unattractive logo with a pocket
Free stuff: tips for accumulating found treasures
A BlogHer event I hosted in my backyard
Shopping at “Goodwill Bins”
Light lanterns for garden – from the “Goodwill Bins”
The claw for the claw foot tub that got traded – even better than buying!
Our library book return basket is also second-hand
Hello handbag – a very stylishly frugal purse bought at an estate sale