Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Look look!

Look what I got!



I've been following Wendren's blog for a while and when she posted about some coffee beans bags she had laied her hands on, which in turn became hand bags... I knew I was going to be shopping soon. From the moment it was just a coffee beans bag, I saw this one with the blue elephant "Asian coffee and Tea LTD" and I wanted it! It sounds so much like an explorer's bag... adventure!

So, the moment the coffee beans bag became a handbag, I bought it. And a week later it was in my hands. Talking about fast shipping...from South Africa all the way to The Netherlands!

Now, my son thinks it is something for him to play with because it has an "Olei" on it (Olifant is elephant in dutch). My husband keeps inspectioning the carved wooden button and I saw him looking for a way to take it off........ try again dear......just try....


Moi?? I love this bag. So big! I can put all my stuff in here and there is still room! A laptop fits in it!!! I love that everything is recycled. These are Fair Trade coffee beans bags!
It all just works out great!
I love handbags and, according to my husband, I have way too many... and I just saw Wren has some new handbags with colored lining............ how many are too many?

Thanks Wendren!

10 comments:

Wendren said...

Hi.
I am so glad you got your bag and that you like it so much! It was an absolute pleasure to make it for you. :)
Thanks for the wonderful write-up too.
Love Wendren

vania said...

Hello Marian, i'm Vania the girl from bubble accessories.
You left me a note on my blog....thank you very much for your interest and compliments...
the only thing is that the link to the blog you putted there is not your own but of some other argetinan girl called flor!!!! i sent her a tahnk you message and she told me it was a missunderstood..that's ok another person who saw my blog...
love yout drawings!!!!
bye

bubble said...

By the way....i've lived for 4 years in Barcelona so if you want we can speak in spanish....
i'm also living in milan for the love of a men, and it's also very cold and rainy and i'm also discovering my artistic self who as just awoke....nice to meet someone with such things in common!

Florcita said...

Wen... you are welcome.
Vania... hola! Sisi, ya se cual sos y ya me di cuenta del lio que hice con las direcciones. ya fui a disculparme con la otra argentina!
Lo que hace el amor, terminamos viviendo en cualquier lado. tambien nos da la posibilidad de reencontrar nuestras capacidades artisticas que parecia teniamos olvidados.

painted fish studio said...

wow. i love the bag!!! i bought a bag from wendren last spring, and it is so well constructed and has held up to my abuse. her work is really high quality! now, i must go look at her new stuff.

Mary said...

I love those kinds of bags and I have been looking for some to make some things for my vintage shop. When my sister was visiting last week, we went to some antique shops and in one we found a feed bag. In big bold letters, it said "Hog Feed - Full o' Pep"!! We laughed so hard picturing one of us carrying a handbag made from that!

edward and lilly said...

Believe me, you can never have too many handbags! This one is way too cool, I love it!

Marian said...

Fishy, her new stuff is really good. And you can choose fabrics!

mary, LMAO @ "Hog Feed - Full o' Pep"! that would be an interesting bag!
Well, maybe you can talk to Wren and she can hook you up with something...

Edward and Lilly, that is what I say... never too many! all needed!

Half an Acre said...

I need that bag... give me that bag... post it to me NOW......

'fancypicnic' said...

Fantastic bag!!
You can never have too many bags...as Rebecca said...but, 'tis true!!