Happy New Year's Eve! And Happy New Year 2011!
Friday, New Year's Eve... today is a day to celebrate! Even if I do have to work night shift today, and I'm crossing my fingers hoping for a quiet shift at work, so I can at least eat the 12 grapes at midnight with the strokes of the clock (Spanish tradition).
To celebrate New Year's Eve, I'm gonna introduce you to the very awesome Haut Totes! Melissa is the very amazing woman and mother of two behind the cool bags you can find in her Etsy shop. Not only she uses some great fabrics in her bags, but she also contacts fantastic artists and turn their artwork into fabric, with which she makes totes, cellphone bags and zippered bags.
I had been eying her shop for quite a while, and once she added the Sandra Vargas line, I fell in love with her Elphaba small tote, so I decided I just had to get it! She usually has a huge workload, and since she is caring for her two girls, and one of them needs some extra care due to her neuromuscular condition, she has a wait list, but always updates her shop announcement about her turn around time and shipping time.
Her bags are not for instant gratification people, but the wait is so absolutely worth the wait! I got my bag and fall in love even more with it at first sight! It's a very tough baggie, with the Sandra Vargas fabric and a mesh bottom, you may wonder if a mesh bottom can be sturdy enough, but I can assure you that it is tough! I've overstuffed the poor baggie with even my DSLR, and it is still looking like new! Not a single sign of wear or tear!
Since it's a mini bag, you might wonder if it would fit enough, but I can assure you, it does fit a lot of stuff, including my Oly, as well as my wallet, cell phone, and even my scarf and hat! It can double as a shoulder bag and as a handbag as well.
I'm thinking of getting a full sized bag, but the main problem now is choosing which one! I've been pondering on whether to get the Alice In Wonderland tote, or one of the new Amy Brown prints!