This is almost, almost a Fun Friday thing, but not quite - plus it's the only one available, so I figured I'd better post it now before it disappears. Handmade by Alice of Futuregirl (from whom I purchased the fun octopus stuffie pattern to use in the creation of Stevie Y, who will possibly soon be showing you around our new house), this $40 cotton crocheted handbag features a pretty little acrylic felt bird (with bead eyes) sitting in his cage, peeking out at you and passers-by. At 8" x 9" x 6.5" tall and 3" wide, this purse is big enough for your necessities but not so cumbersome it'll be smacking into people at the store or office (we all know that handbag, yes, we do). Alice has lined the bag with reinforced cotton, and the top of the lining is actually lightly boned so the bag will hold its shape in just about any circumstance or packing level. There are two pockets inside the purse - one big enough for your phone, compact, lipstick, or all three and a smaller one for little things you need to keep track of. An open-ring snap in the center of the bag secures all of your goodies inside.
It's summery, it's cute, it's got just the right amount of personality, and it's indie handmade wonderfulness. What more could you ask for?
Again, it's the only one available, so if you like it or are thinking, "Hey, my sister would love this for her birthday...", snap it up!