Ashley DSRL Camera Purse Review and Giveaway!
By Marah On May 14, 2011
Towards the beginning of the year, I posted about a pledge I had to buy homemade. Since then, I have been searching for a quality made yet adorable bag to carry around all my camera gear in. One night browsing Etsy, I found Nicole Michelle’s Creations.
Here is what Nicole has to say about how it all started:
After a 7 year hiatus from sewing, I started up again with a simple diaper bag, travel mat and shopping cart cover for my friends and their cuties. Then I figured the best way to really test myself would be to just grab a hold of a big project and push through. It was then that I started buying satin, lining, thread, boning and zippers for my wedding dress.
My dress from start to finish took me four long months. Just about every night I worked on a piece here and there. There were nights that I somehow laid 10 yards across our small two bedroom apartment floor to pin down the skirt panels…but it was worth every second. I’ve never really been the type to think small so as crazy as you think I am you’re probably right. Honestly there was a point in the middle of it all that I seriously just wanted to cut my losses and drive over to David’s Bridal. For those that know me really well…this was right around the point when I had to figure out the zipper, my arch nemesis. But I did it. I finished it two days before my husband and I got married over at the Arboretum here in Greensboro. Mind you…I had a surprise towards the end that almost prevented my dress from fitting. That surprise we now call Lilli. She was worth feeling like a stuffed sausage in that dress for a few hours. LOL!
So that’s how the sewing started but not my actual shop. That like many great ideas came from a lunch at Wild Buffalo Wings in High Point. It was a Military Mom event from my most loved triadmommies.com forum. As I was sitting there with Kat (owner of Knotty Girl) and Jackie (owner of Bows N More Bowtique), we got into a discussion that really lit the fire under me to do something. That night I went home, spoke with my hubby and we started it all. Just a few shopping bags later and a lot of help from Megan (owner of Ms. Rios Originals), it was started.
Nicole loves creating because it gives her a sense of accomplishment. And she certainly should feel a sense of accomplishment! Her work is fabulous!
The Ashley DSLR Camera Purse gives your camera and you a little extra flair! Made with designer fabrics and lined with fleece, interfacing and foam…you’re sure to be a hit while having a good amount of protection for your just like a baby camera. It measures approximately 11 1/2″ H x 16″ L x 5″ W and the straps are approximately 22″ long. The interior gives two side cozy spots for extra lenses.
This bag is GREAT! It is very spacious and fits my camera body with a lens and two other lenses with room to spare! The thick padding allows me to rest assured that my equipment is safe. I’m also not caught carrying a big ugly black bag during photo-shoots, rather I have this stylish bag to throw over my shoulder. The quality of the work is evident and is a must have for any photographer!