Sunday, March 30, 2008

This is...the contents of my handbag

This week's this is... theme (as chosen by Sharon from Iris + Lily) is 'the contents of my handbag'.


So here it is - in all its uncensored glory. Starting from back left and moving in a backwards S shape (why? I dunno, just humor me...) - fabric scraps, keys, pamphlets from the Paddington Fair we went to yesterday, random receipts and business cards, sunglasses, doll's hat, wallet, pen, tampon (told you this was uncensored - sorry), Kate's Easter bag, current knitting project, money that's been flung into the bag in a hurry.


And this is the bag all this came from (made by me, of course!). It's very handy as it fits a LOT of stuff, so some days my handbag loot would be twice as much as this, and might include nappies, bibs, drink bottles, food etc. It also has a long strap so I can wear it and be 'hands free' - especially important when I'm out with the kids. But as Tom Robbins likes to say, "a big front always has a big back". And the 'big back' of this bag is that it often ends up holding LOTS of things I don't really need to be carrying around with me. Same with my nappy bag, which is a big-ass Crumpler that I love, and can fit everything in, bar the kitchen sink - problem being that it often does include everything as I just keep chucking stuff in without taking other stuff out first. All I can say is, thank goodness the theme this week was not 'This is...the contents of my nappy bag'.....EEEEKKKKKK!!!!!

11 comments:

Paula Weston said...

Even your handbag contents are cool! (I would have been highly suspicious of censorship activity if there hadn't been some form of feminine hygiene product!)

This is one game I could never play for fear of what the contents might say about me (and my penchant for hoarding...)

Am interested to see what others confess to.

Jenny said...

Lots of very important stuff in your very lovely bag:)

Sharon said...

I really like your bag! I always like a bag with long straps so I can go 'hand free' too!

Lorih said...

I love your handbag! I love the leaf pattern, and those stripes are lovely shades of green.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Gorgeous bag and I love that you have knitting and fabric scraps in your bag!

AnastasiaC said...

love your bag!! cute!!
its so cool to see knitting in peoples bags - you never know when you'll find time to knit!! like red traffic lights maybe? heehee

flossy-p said...

Wow I love you bag! And I love that you have a red dolls hat, for those chilly wind emergencies ;) hehehe

one little acorn said...

I'm impressed with how little you have in this bag with so much space. As you said, that can change day to day! Love the Easter bag.

Net said...

Oh yes. The "hands free" bag is so important with kids, isn't it? I love your bag, the fabric and the button details are all gorgeous. I'm pleased someone else's bag is full of random receipts and kids stuff!

Corrie said...

I combined the nappy bag and handbag for ease of shopping in melbourne but when the twins arrived I'm a bit scared at the size of the nappy bag required and yes everyones handbag contents have looked super clean compared to my handbag...where are the wipes, nappies, muesli bars, poppers......etc etc

Linnea said...

What a beautiful bag and pretty organized for a mom. I am impressed by both of those things!