Feb 10, 2008

New York City Inspiration and a Camera Bag Makeover

Back in January I went to New York City with friends Amy and Amy. I finally got the prints (yep, used a dinky little film camera) and wanted to share some New York City inspiration. Sorry about the dark pics.

I LOVE the 'new' look to M&J Trimming:

I was a little embarrassed when I asked the sales clerk when M&J got this "new look" - and she said it's been a few years now!

Here's Amy and Amy admiring the wicked cool stuff:

I fell in love with this storage piece:

Check out this lovely bunch of ribbon from another great spot:

I picked up some ribbon with the intention of sprucing up my camera bag. I've got the perfect camera bag. It holds just what I need it to hold and serves its purpose well, but gosh . . . . . . . . . it's . . . . . . . . . . . really . . . . . . . . . . . ugly.

So, I sewed a nice thick pink ribbon onto my bag strap, and tied a small piece on the handle, for a real simple camera bag makeover:

I have to admit, I did feel a bit conspicuous walking into my Nikon D80 class with this bag, but I'll get over it. Hey, my bag is pretty now!

Have a great week! - betsy


  1. Hi there!! I was just browsing stores in Ct for scrapbooking and came across your blog. Im new here in Ct(about 10 months) as a nanny and I just wanted to say hello, its great to see that others exsist here in CT that scrapbook. I have yet to come anyone pretty much! I think tomorrow I will try and stop at a few stores now that I know:)

  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I love that place and I mean love that place!! Can I please come???? Enjoyed the looksie! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Oh my gosh I would sell my children for that storage piece, how cool is that?? ;)

    I love your camera bag, I should try that on mine. I am so jealous that you are taking a class! I still use my Nikon in automatic mode because I have no clue. I feel like I am cheating my camera out of it's potential. LOL!

    Loved this entry, so very inspiring!!

  4. Yay for you taking a class, have fun!!! That store looks divine, would love to see it in person - thanks for the peek! And fabulous idea for the camera bag, might need to spruce mine up a bit now too!!

  5. Dang girl, that looks cute! I remember being able yto fit all my stuff into one bag like that ;)


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