need some assistance…
Posted in handmade January 21st, 2008 by piablog

love this shot, it is part of Aiko Machida’s portfolio.

I’m so distracted today. My procrastination is at it’s worst on a Monday. As you can see from the below post, it doesn’t take much for me to stroll off the day’s jobs. I have a floor plan on my kitchen table that must be finished and sent off asap but I can’t seem to stay focused. And I blame y’all! No, not at all, I do take full responsibility. But this post I will try to make my last distraction for the day. So on with it already…

Those of you who may have been reading my blog from the beginning (and I have just been informed there is at least one person, thank you loyal reader!), you may recall my post about ‘spilt milk’ – to be short, on one of my recent travels i took soy milk with me so i could have it in my tea along the journey and it spilt all through my handbag. i know, don’t question me please, i just do these things.

anyway, while i’ve been able to wash my handbag, the milk also went all through my leather wallet and is now a stiff crusty board and is rather revolting. well, it was kind of revolting to start with as it was well over 10 years old and was falling to pieces from overuse.

ironically, i am a bit of a perfectionist and the REASON i haven’t bought a new wallet is because all these years i simply haven’t found one i like! and that fits my rigid requirements. so with all you knowledgable creative souls out there, i thought maybe you might be able to lead me in the right direction, what do you think? my preferences for a wallet are that it be…


    preferably from vintage/reused fabric

    STYLISH and sophisticated (i love handmade but not a fan of crafty, girly patterns etc)
    has a coin pocket
    has a bank notes pocket
    and sections for credit cards

that’s it, is that asking too much in a wallet? I’d be so happy if it came from one of you or one of your fave etsy stores so if you can recommend someone I’d be very grateful. I will be a good customer and I will spread the word on the designer to my clients and readers. Thanks everyone!

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  1. Beve says

    Happy Martn Luther King Day!

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

  2. Machteld says

    Hi Pia! I’m one of your loyal readers; I’ve been reading your blog since day one and I love it (duh! Otherwise I would have stopped reading it)!

    Two things I came up with:

    Chick on a Mission is a Dutch brand, quite popular in the Netherlands, you’ve pbb seen some of their bags while you were in A’dam.

    and the other one I came up with:

    RagBags are bags and organizers made from plastic handpicked by ‘ragpickers’ in India. It’s good for the environment and so far gives 50 ragpickers a steady income.

    I hope at least one of them will give you an idea!

    Love, Machteld

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

  3. All Things Bright and Beautiful says

    Pia – ask Glamorous – she tends to know about these things.
    have you checked out Annapelle, Oroton and celleni (sp?)

    ps cant find tag game?

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

  4. momo says

    mmmm. Not sure about the wallet but I know what you mean. I have been using my wallet easily over 10 years simple because I can not find better one. Hopefuuly I will not spill any soymilk..
    Same as the wrist watch. I have a vintage wrist watch which is broken but can not find better one or have not found one so just using the mobile telephone…
    As for your new wallet,if I find something on Etsy or anywhere I will let you know!

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

  5. Pia says

    wow, thanks machteld! I will check out both those brands pronto. and that makes 2 loyal readers, you’ve made my day!

    Felicity, did you scroll down a few posts? it’s the photo of me on the shore, bluish shot, i’ll send you the link.

    thanks momo, do let me know if you find anything!

    beve, happy martin luther king day back atcha! but i’m a day late, desole px

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

  6. Kathy says

    This is a bit late, but Anna at Doorsixteen just posted a link to this etsy shop and I thought you might be interested…

    January 25th, 2008 | #

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