It’s an album cover—no! it’s a handbag!!
One of my favorite things to do is to go to craft fairs where small business thrives. One year, I happened upon a woman selling handbags crafted from album covers. I was awestruck. And instantly purchased one featuring Doris Day. We chatted and she told me about all the different ones she'd made. She even crafted one with a Christmas cover.
I went home totally happy. And then began to think—I wanted a Christmas bag, too.
When the same fair rolled around, I couldn’t wait to go so I could see what she'd brought. I nearly raced through the school hallways where the event was held to get to her, almost leaving behind my friends who were with me. When I found her booth, I saw lots of bags and especially Christmas ones. I clapped with joy!
The one which really spoke to me is this Frosty the Snowman. The graphic is priceless and it is beautifully colored. The flip side features Bing Crosby. The sides are fabric, the album has grommets for the ball chain handle. It's pretty roomy and I tend to "lose" things in it. LOL
I took my treasure home. And I swear, every single year when I carry this bag, almost everyone comments on it.
Intrigued? Want to know more about handbags and books? Her romantic comedy short story, “Holiday Handbag Extravaganza,” is featured in the Season of Surprises anthology. Find it at: Amazon