It's debut time at Spiral-Bound Sketches. This purse will be up on my etsy page soon, but you guys get first peek.
This is my little rubber purse. There are many like it, but this one is... Actually no, I'm pretty sure this is the only one.
The flap over the top just flips back to open it, but will stay in place otherwise. ( I did some sneakiness with the weave so that it wants to be either all the way open or all the way closed. This prevents it from falling open accidentally.) The strap is long enough that you can get into the purse while you're still wearing it. Because it's half rubber, it is very forgiving and will stretch when you rooch around in it. It's small, but can hold a regular wallet, smartphone, and keys.
One of the few times in my life that I wore a purse on a regular basis was when I was taking classes in Barcelona. I had a good 'during the day' purse/bag/thing, but all the 'going out' purses I had were an invitation to those that steal such things. The straps were too long and easy to grab in passing, (as happened to one girl on my trip, who lost her purse to a guy on a moped when she was crossing the street) and the material was too easy to cut through (as happened to one of my professors while she was window shopping.) So with this purse, I took the opportunity to address those problems. This purse sits a bit higher than most, more at the elbow than at the waist, and I dare a cutpurse to get through chainmail. :D