I house-sit a ton and packing up all my toiletries takes 3 bags. Yes it really takes that much to make me beautiful! Ha ha, actually I am usually gone so long everything I take has to be full size and that stuff will not fit in a tiny travel case. This bag should fit it all no problem! Except...
when I brought it home I realized...
Was this bag a drug mule or something? Why would there be this huge slice in it?! And HOW did I not notice it at the store? And why didn't the tag specify as-is? SHEESH.
But it did not go through the lining...
And as you can see the bag was only $3.99. Honestly I'd much rather have the traveling capabilities over the four bucks store credit so I decided to see what I could do to fix it. I mean look at all this space!
And all these slots for my bottles (like my Latherati perfume or my Threla facial mist)
So I did what any desperate person would do. No I didn't use duct tape. I did, however, use glue; E6000 to be precise. The sides are a sort of stiff foam and sewing didn't really seem to be an option. I'm terrible at sewing so that also helped my decision along.
Once it was glued and dried I still have this knife fight scar to deal with. I scrounged some black fabric to cut "leaves" from (I freehand cut them, so don't judge too harshly) and I found a lovely rose patch I've had for years and never used. I stuck them on with liquid fusible web by the fantastic Aleene.
Now the scar is hidden and held together at the same time.
(And just in case you're wondering, I sanitized this bag to bits.)
Just in time for me to take off house-sitting again!
The Shaby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday