Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bags by Anke Ryan

Five-year plan #26 (or something): When my older sister and her husband finally move here (WHEN??!!), we will set up a market stall selling handmade things. In the meantime I am trying to convince her to open an online shop. Here are two bags she has made for me in the last few months. She is much more prolific than me. I think she doesn't sleep.

 The detail!

Despite her warnings not to carry too much heavy stuff in it, this was my everyday bag for months, filled with all the survival-bag essentials I used to carry around with me. It seemed sturdy enough, but then one seam tore a bit, and I haven't got around to fixing it yet. This (and my decluttering frenzy) made me reconsider what I schlep around with me (and what it does to my shoulder), and I am now quite happy to leave the house without the heavy second notebook, keys I don't even know what they were for and several weird make-up items I never needed (though I am still known to carry two or more bags at a time...)


  1. Oh... They look adorable! I love them!

  2. My friend does craftwork too and she sells them on an online craft site called Etsy. It sounds like what your sister could use...

    Check it out:


  3. Thank you, Luh - she'll be happy to hear that!

    Stargirl - yes, we've been thinking about joining etsy. Thank you! What's your friend's etsy shop called?