needed wanted a camera bag.
So online I went! I found a lot of uninspiring bags. Canvas. Black. Blah. I wanted something cute!
Then I found an online camera bag store that sells bags for women. And the bags were bee-a-u-tee-ful! But very expensive. I just don’t want to spend $200 on a camera bag, for 2 reasons: it’s just too much and I’m not a professional.
But I saw an ongoing theme with all the bags, and that was that they all just looked like a really big purse. I can do big purses. So I got an idea, and ran to Winners (at 8:30 in the morning – I mean why not, we were up anyway, and it was between nap times).
I found this fabulous bag for $35. Now that’s more like it. It’s sturdy, and boxy. Perfect for protecting a camera.
How I ‘Made’ My Bag:
- I tore apart an old, ugly camera bag that used to belong to my husband.
- I took out all the foam dividers, and with them, I built my own interior for my bag.
- I cut out the bottom lining of my bag, and stuffed in a foam board, then used all the inserts to make compartments for camera bits.
- Easy peasy!
So my reason for sharing this (not because I think anyone should care about my new bag, ha ha), is that I like to have options for everything. And I think it’s great to think outside the box, especially when it comes to spending money. We have options, we just have to be creative sometimes!