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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My new wallet. And a muse.

If you think I have a hard time deciding on names for my goats, you should have seen me deciding on a new wallet.  It was a painful process.  It was more that I know what I DON'T like than what I do like.

Finally, weeks later, I have a new wallet:

Isn't it nice?  A Friend/Fellow Blogger was exceptionally kind and decided to brighten my day/life with a gift certificate to Etsy!  How fortuitous, this being the year of "I will buy as much handmade as humanly possible..."  I poured over the lovely handmade wallets forEVER, until I saw this one.  It is perfect and I love it!  And it's cute and pretty and extremely well-made.





It's the Holly Wallet by Sarah Schofield (HandsFullDesigns).  You should go check out her great stuff.  I have my eye on a couple of her bags as well.  Perfect summer fare!

Now I will think of my friend every time I look at it.  Which is almost every 10 minutes - just to make sure it's still there!

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I do believe you reach an age - whether you're a man or a woman - where the term "flattering shorts", becomes an oxymoron. And I believe I've reached that point.



19 comments:

  1. The wallet looks great. I also like how it's made. Will have to visit Hands Full Designs. I am looking for a small wallet.

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  2. Michelle - I was surprised how expensive wallets were! I thought this one was reasonably priced, given the nice fabric (it's Scotchguarded, too) and excellent quality of the work. It's the best wallet I've ever had!

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  3. Very nice! I just made a similar style wallet out of duct tape! ;) She sews beautifully!

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    1. Patty - Duct tape! With your wallet and my apron, we could go into business!!! I'd be interested to see this duct tape wallet...

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    2. I'll have to do a post! :) If I can get my camera to work...Congratulations on your new little goats, by the way! Great breed choice! ;) I'm not at all prejudice.

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  4. Love that wallet! I'm with you on the short thing too.

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    1. DFW - I'm seriously thinking of the above-ankle skirt thing for summer. Cool. Covers.

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  5. VERY pretty wallet. I'm always too cheap to buy a nice wallet. My current one was given to me by my MIL who got it as a "gift" from her gambling points (she lives in Vegas). I will use it until it falls apart. But when it does, I think I may have to take a lookie at the one you bought, it does seem very user friendly, and pretty to boot!

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    1. Carolyn - I've almost always carried hand-me-downs. It is a very nice treat to have actually picked one out!

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  6. Such nice friends you have! My tummy still tries to knot up when I think about your wallet being stolen. Something like that seems like such a personal affront. I know it's not to the crumb-bum who took it, but that's my reaction.

    What, may I ask, are you doing in shorts when your weather is still in the deep freeze? I feel like my body has undergone some weird changes this winter and I'm truly frightened to even think about "revealing" (as opposed to two layers of long underwear and a couple layers of wool and down on top of that) summer clothing.

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    1. Mama Pea - I try not to think about the theft. I've been through burglaries, hold-ups and petty thefts in my life and they always leave me feeling equal parts frightened and angry. But most of all, violated. I can only hope the nimrod needed the lousy 22 bucks he got. I am only "thinking" of shorts. I never actually wear them. Talk about scary!

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  7. Susan,

    What a beautiful wallet, and it's handmade. I'm going to have to check out this site, I love the work she's put into this wallet.

    Have you had any luck recovering any of your stuff from the wallet that was taken?

    It's nice to have good friends :-)

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    1. Sandy - She is definitely quite skilled. It is so professional! No sign of anything, unfortunately. I imagine it's in a landfill somewhere. Where it will pop up intact a century from now. I am very lucky to have such wonderful friends, believe you me.

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  8. I love that wallet. I try to buy homemade, handmade, or local as much as possible.

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    1. Kristina - I really like Etsy, but it's sometimes too tempting, if you know what I mean. I try not to 'browse'.

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  9. Cute wallet and how nice that your friend gave you the gift certificate! :)
    Shorts on me...I don't THINK so!

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    1. Candy - Oh, yes. I think shorts are over-rated. I love the idea of an Etsy gift certificate. I think I might have to steal it for my own... :)

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  10. That is really nice! Of course it would be Etsy, since no big manufacturer seems to be able to figure out what we need - can you tell I've been looking for a wallet for a long time too?! My kid make me a duct tape wallet that was kind of cute but still not the right size, I have to use it for awhile until he forgets about it LOL

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    1. Erin - So how long is the memory span of this kid for gifts to mom? Can you just sort of sidle it out? Phase in something new? I bet you could whip out one of these beauties! Right. In your spare time.

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