So, here we are… back at “square one” again, at the start of yet another cycle of “Purse Pattern Chronicles“. And this time, it’s Cycle 8! And as usual, we’re kickin’ it off by sharing our INSPIRATION with you!
But in order to explain that, I’ll need to roll the clock back a few months and talk about last summer’s vacation. Some of you might remember that the hubster and I traveled to Amsterdam to enjoy a fabulous river cruise down the Rhine River to Switzerland. And even though the scenery, the food, the company and the ports of call were ALL inspirational, none of these things provided the inspiration for this new bag. That’s because my inspiration was actually something I brought on the trip with me… a backpack! What was the big deal about a backpack you might ask? Well here’s the deal…Backpacks just weren’t popular when I was a kid. As a matter of fact I didn’t even know anyone back then who used a backpack, but of course that’s anything but the case now.
But anyway, for this trip I packed one of those little el cheapo drawstring type backpacks that I picked up for free at a ballpark somewhere. I thought it might be nice to use for those little daytrips away from the boat and you know what? It WAS! I just popped my little Tandem Tote (my favorite travel purse) inside it along with my anarac and a snack and I was all set for the day. I REALLY enjoyed being handsfree and it was so convenient being able to stow small shopping bags in there as well.
But here’s the deal… since I couldn’t sleep on the plane ride back home (due to a choral group of screaming toddlers), I got to thinking… wouldn’t it be awesome if I had a handbag that could ALSO be backpack?
Now don’t get me wrong, I know there have been convertible bag/backpack patterns on the market before, but I promise that the “StudioKat Designs” version will look AND function totally different!
So stay tuned for the next post in the series when we’ll share with you the original sketches of our “fantasy bag” which I plan on giving a full-on test when we take our vacation this summer. Where are we going? (The pictures in this post should give you a really good clue!) Can you guess where?
So, now it’s YOUR turn!
Have you ever carried a backpack purse?
and if so, what feature about it did you enjoy the best or find the most useful?
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