1. I actually OWN a YahBag
2. Not only are these handmade, but they are also upcycled from vintage items, so its really all the best the Etsy has to offer
3. Melissa is a sweetheart and a good twitter friend of mine.
So let's get down to it -
I'm showing off the shop YahBag on Etsy: http://yahbag.etsy.com/
I think Melissa says it best, so here is how she decribes her items:
"Yah Bags are built with fabrics that have stood the test of time. Providing their loving owners with comfort, safety, and trust for many years. That's what I put into my bags, and what I want you the buyer to feel when you own one.
Please note that because the fabrics are not new... there may be inconsistencies in the color, small marks and spots. These only add to the charm and uniqueness of each bag. It's not they're fault, they've lived a long life and have earned every mark. "
And I have one! I know, I know, HOW, you ask, did little old Mo manage to get her hands on one of those? I won a gift certificate. But honestly, I would have ended up saving my pennies for one anyway. Here is mine:
I love all the pockets. My YahBag is a simple one (you can choose pretty elaborate messenger style ones!) but it still has a handy inside pocket and a big outside one so sometimes I keep a couple projects inside at once. Its great because it makes my projects portable.
Also, the craftsmanship is SO good. No loose threads or popped seams and I have really loaded this baby down a few times. This is NOT ne of those handmade items that falls apart after a few uses (and we've all run across those, I'm sure!) It's a great piece that will serve you well.
Do you have a favorite one?