Tilly was not a fan of leather, nor was she a fan of purses. It drove her mother crazy that she wouldn’t carry the carpetbag heirloom to transport her magical devices. Instead, Tilly carried an elaborate messenger bag of faux leather—it was tougher than her mother insisted. The laser cutout pentagrams and alchemical symbols, long fringe, and PU string stitching had been assembled by hand. That kind of quality was far more conducive to her studies as a vegan garden witch—she didn’t have to compete with the spiritual residue of a slaughtered bovine contaminating her work.
And if she were being perfectly honest, the 19th-century carpetbag was a raggedy sack with no storage compartments. Her alternative selection had compartments for both her arcane accessories as well as her more practical, contemporary items, such as her tablet and wallet. Considering the work it took to catalog her findings in garden magic, Tilly prized organization over tradition.