I have been on a quest for what seems like my whole adult life for the perfect handbag. The problem has always been that I can't define what this elusive bag should be like.
However, there are features that I do not want. I hate a black handbag that has a black lining because I can never see anything when I'm fumbling around inside it. I hate a bag that's too big because everything goes to the bottom. I hate a bag that's too small because I can't squeeze everything into it. I hate a bag that doesn't zip closed. I want a bag that's just right (for me).
Obviously everyone looks for different features in a bag. That's why there are approximately 25 billion different styles and colours out there (okay, that's a slight exaggeration!). Hopefully today I have found the right one for me. I will reserve judgement until I use it for a few weeks.
In the meantime, you may be interested to make your own embellished bag for the Down Under Textiles competition. You can win $500 and all the entries will be displayed at the Textile Arts Festival in Brisbane in June. You can obtain an entry form here.