I do however, have the first purse I ever got. My mom made it for me when I started first grade. It is denim and has an embroidered rainbow and sun on it. The lining fabric is a green floral. It's missing the button that used to hold it shut but otherwise it is in good shape. It is the perfect size for a first grader.
I was very proud of this purse. I remember carrying my crayons in it.
Ironically, since I've never been a purse junkie, I love making purses.
I've made some as gifts and I've even made a few on commission.
Today, I finished making a purse for myself. I'm going to a conference for work next week and decided that it would be easier to put a purse over my shoulder than to carry a wallet in my hand. It didn't take long to make, I used supplies I already had in my sewing room and the black and white goes with almost everything I normally wear. I even made a pocket inside that perfectly fits my cell phone.
I'll carry pens instead of crayons in this homemade purse and, since the conference I'm attending is in Las Vegas, I may put a couple quarters in a slot machine and see if I can fill up my new purse with loads and loads of money!