Fell in love with this tan leather and suede tool pouch on one of my recent visits to the hardware store. I went in for craft materials but I love going in periodically, even when I have nothing specific to buy, just to look at all the butch man-things, dreaming of the day when the boyfriend and I have a proper toolshed to fill.
Until then (or ever!), I don't really have a need for a tool pouch, really. But I bought it anyway (it was too good-looking to let go of), with the intention of turning it into a handbag. And off I went to see my sweet old bag-repair man. A must-have in my little floral-print address book in every city that I plan on living in, after a good hairdresser, a good shoe-repair man and a good clothes-alteration man.
My bag-repair man might be old but he's pretty hip-and-with-it and has never frowned upon my hairbrain ideas when I go see him with one, when some other old dude would most probably go, "What? You want me to do this? And this? And this? Why?!". My man, he's like the ever-supportive father that every kid wished they had.
I told him that I needed two holes with grommets...
...so I can put in rings to attach a chain handle to (to add to the manly hardware store feel).
To which he answered, "No problem, darling".
And a strap in matching tan leather, for days when I don't feel like using the chain.
One that is adjustable in length.
And could he also please cover up the ugly logo on the front.
I picked my new bag up a week later, on Wednesday, and my old dude has done it again! Perfection!
Can't wait to use it!