I finally discarded my crusty ol' homemade wallet and transitioned to a different homemade wallet. It is decidedly less bright and feminine, but hopefully it won't show the dirt and tea stains quite so badly. (It is almost embarrassing how often tea gets spilled inside my bag....)
Seriously. I put the old wallet through the ringer.
|Old Wallet circa 2015|
And THEN, I was confronted with a stark reality. I'd spilled so much tea inside my bag (oops!) and clutched it so much in my (apparently) grimy hands that the fabric motif was almost unrecognizable when compared with a fresh piece. The blue had turned grey. The brightly colored flowers and leaves had turned oh so drab. It was pretty shocking to me, actually. I mean...I knew my wallet was worn and dirty....but I clearly underestimated things.
originally crafted for Matt. He wanted something extra durable so I made it out of a pair of beyond-repair Carhartt work pants. ...and then, after a test drive, it turned out too thick for Matt's liking. Durable, sure, but too chunky for his back pocket. It has been sitting on a shelf in our library/guest room ever since, saved specifically with the intention that I'd adopt it when mine wore out. As I said back in 2016, since I almost always carry my wallet in a bag its bulk isn't an issue for me.
|My new wallet. |
DSO = Dark Star Orchestra, a fantastic Grateful Dead cover band we've seen several times. We picked up this patch at one of those shows.