04 July 2011

Terrific Etsy Finds!

Hope everyone recovered from the 4th of July!
 I had Mister Wonderful take my photo of my casual outfit worn, along with my new Etsy purchases!






I have been wanting some type of a bag to carry my DSLR in, that wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg, and also have some type of protection in the bag to keep the camera from getting scratched. So often I see random strangers in check out lines that have their camera just loosely hanging out in a purse full of loose change, car keys and junk that scratches anything and everything.

Enter Flipped Bird!!!

I first found this bag in a store here in Phoenix called The Grande Orange. It's like a pizza/sandwich restaurant slash also has gift shop with very unique things it it for sale. I saw the bag hanging near the registers, and really took a liking to it. Well, I didn't have any money that day to be buying anything so I had to leave. The next day was pay day, and I called the store to see if the yellow bag was still there. It wasn't. :(  Thankfully, I had written down the tag that said Flippedbird.com on it. Yes!! A website! I was praying I'd see the bag online. I hopped on Etsy and contacted the shop's owner Marci and told her about my dilemma! Bless her heart, she had my yellow bag at her house, and was going to ship it to me asap.
You can visit Flipped Bird here on Etsy. Her bags are REVERSIBLE which is totally cool in my book! you get sick of one color, flip it inside out and you have a whole new bag!


Okay, now enter my second etsy purchase. I needed something to protect my camera in the bag. I stumbled upon this shop on Etsy too.
visit seasons totes HERE



these camera inserts have 2 inch padding and easily fit into a purse/bag of your choice! 



This store also offers handmade camera bags/totes but I was so in love with my bag from Flipped Bird, that I just went with the insert.

Here's a Photograph of the insert inside my Flipped Bird bag.


Some of you may be asking, what was wrong with the camera bag that Nikon gave me with the purchase of my camera? Well, for starters, I was carrying my purse and a camera bag. I looked like the bag lady. Too many bags to be constantly hauling around. The Purse insert has pockets all around the edges making it perfect to also carry my ID and money on me too. Thus, I can leave the big purse behind and just have everything in one bag.

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19 comments:

  1. Ah, this is a genius idea! I also felt like the bag lady lugging a purse AND camera bag around. I have been keeping my camera in my purse wrapped up in a little fabric bag that some of my more expensive purses came in to keep it from scratching but I'm always scared of my purse getting dropped and not having padding.

    I'm definitely going to be checking out these Etsy shops! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  2. I need a camera bag so badly! Thanks for sharing, I had no idea what I wanted, just that wanted something versatile and that very insert might be the ticket. I need an editing program too... Do you mind sharing what you use?

    Liz

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  3. Thanks for sharing.. I have been looking for a nice camera bag, so I'll be sure and check them out.

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  4. oo that is very cute! i need to find a cute camera bag also for my canon! thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love you new camera bag Cassie! The yellow pattern is fabulous! Im going to have to check this Flipped Bird websire out, because that bag is just too cute!

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  6. what cute finds Cass! Loveee them. and I adore your red shoesssss :) must find some of those asap!

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  7. Oohh I love this idea! When ever my hubby and I bring our DSLR out, he's always asking me to stick it in our purse (because we never want to haul around our big camera bag) and I always tell him no because I don't want it to get scratched from all the crap in my purse...this insert would be the perfect solution!

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  8. that's brilliant! and what an adorable bag! the color fits you well, i love it!

    ps, those shoes are badass!

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  9. SUPER CUTE!!! Both the bag and your outfit!!! :)

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  10. Very cute! I have a Lowenpro camera bag that is a nice, roomy sling bag and can fit various purse items. I like it a lot, but it only comes in black/grey. If I hadn't JUST bought the thing I'd be all over this idea!

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  11. Thank you! The earrings are from Forever21! I adore your shoes, what kind are they??

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  12. Love the bag, but mostly love YOU! You are too cute!

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  13. Omg this is such a great idea! I have a DSLR too and i've been trying to find good protective cases that i can put in my purses. Might have to go get myself one of those :)
    And btw, cute outfit!

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  14. that bag is SUPER cute. great for the pool/beach too. but i'm more focused on that cute as hell outfit. those shoes are kick ass! :)

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  15. I am obsessed with your outfit and bag! Adorable. I especially LOVE the pink shoes and adorable bag. Goodness...my life would be too boring without blogging. Thank you for the ideas!

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  16. Love this idea, cause I'm totally the bag lady right now :)

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  17. I'm in the market for a camera bag and was wondering now that you've had the insert are you loving it?

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