Thursday, January 29, 2009

Messenger Bag

I just finished this messenger bag for a barter deal. I'm sure I got the better end of the deal, even though I'm really happy with this great messenger bag.

It's for a personal trainer! Yes, I've made friends with an amazing trainer and we agreed to trade services. She would watch me work out (oh the joys of that one) and listen to my goals (Get stronger in 2009!) and then write up a plan for me. We've met twice and she has been amazing. She taught me several new tricks and I'm
sure that I might end up with a strengthened core and a muscle or two in a few months.

In return I would make her a messenger style bag that would hold her laptop and some personal files. Look at the back, more pockets. Lots of dots and lots of pockets.

Inside...even more pockets. Both sides are lined with various sizes and there is even some slots for pens and pencils. Don't you hate waiting in line at the bank and you can't find a pen? Argh.

Finally, I had a bit of coordinating fabric and thought she might like a key fob and zipper pouch to hold hand lotion and chapstick.

Have you ever bartered for anything? I absolutely love the idea and will try to do more of this in 2009.

What a treat to be able to experience something I probably might not have treated myself to otherwise.


Naenay1012 said...

I love bartering too! I babysat for a woman, and she is doing some alterations for me. LOVE IT!
I like the messenger bag.

chinamom said...

Hey, I am not sure you remember me but I just wanted to let you know that I gave LiLi her purse (the one with the Chinese children on it) for Chinese New Year. She LOVES it!!! Thank you again!

You can go to her blog and see the pictues of her with it! ;0)