Monday, January 24, 2011

What's in your bag.

This morning after my pilates class I was rummaging around in my bag for some money to pay when it occurred to me how much crap I carry around. Oh my goodness, so much crap!

Then I came home and started to sort through it when it occurred to me how pretty all that crap would look all laid out in a photo and how it probably is a moment in time worth documenting.

So here it is. All my crap laid out for the world to see. The only things I edited out are my current knitting pattern (too much paper), a carrot (it had seen better days), my phone (needed for a scrabble move), my diary and a pair of little undies.

So this is what's there from top left; My sunnies, Jazzy's sunnies, water bottle, current knitting project, crochet hook pen, Pepper's sunnies, socks for pilates.
Next row from left; sample face creams, tape measure, spare circular needles, a button, pin tin, purse, wool band, sewing machine needles.
Bottom row from left; bias binding, double pointed knitting needles, a teaspoon, a texta, a hair choppy, another texta, some buttons, a head band, soy sauce, hair elastics, tweezers, coins, face cream, big button, sewing kit, crayons.


You wanna play too? You know you do. Don't be shy, I've shown you mine... Why don't you empty it, lay it all out, take a pic and then pop back here and put in your link so we can all have a look.

I hope your Monday is a funday.

See ya. X


  1. I don't think I could fit half of that into my handbag. Especially my knitting. My bag just wouldn't cope!

  2. Hey Kate, do you think maybe your bag is too big?......
    Love that pin tin though.........

    Claire :)

  3. Did you know there was a Flickr group for photos of the contents of your bag? Do a search and add your photo :)

  4. I just took apart my bad anticipating fun weird things and was quite disgusted with how boring it was. Might have something to do with the fact I just changed handbags last week. I'll still do a post to show you but yeah, I think it's boring.

  5. Laughed at the soy sauce! Ive done one but its not colourful like yours is, x

  6. what i really wanna know is......



  7. It all looks so pretty set out like that.
    I wouldn't even manage to fit half of it into my bag.

  8. Not a bad lot for a crafter. I tend to have loads of old dockets and used tissues. Not a good look. Cherrie

  9. Lol, you had a carrot in your bag!!!
    I was just laughing today at the difference my bag contents are now. My bag just used to have the essentials - purse, phone, glasses, keys & lippy.
    Now my purse has the above said items as well as 2 nappies, nappy sacks, nappy change cloth, 2 face washers, full baby bottle & icepack to keep it cool, emergency pacifier!!! BUT no carrot!!

  10. Well you just never know when you might need some soy sauce ; )
    Thanks for the peek.

  11. I think your bag sums you up perfectly! I only wish mine had such treasures in it. Yeah we do need to see the size of your handbag! It must be like the tardis.

  12. I don't know if I can reveal that much about myself on international blog tv.

    you are such a bloody hippy with a dead carrot in yor bag!

  13. found the group for you:

  14. I love that you have random craft supplies mixed in with the everyday! Thats so my bag...and car...and backpack! haha I always have yarn and crochet needles everywhere! I mean you gotta be ready for a spare moment when it comes...ahhhh crafts :)

  15. geez Kate, I only graduated to a hand bag when I was overseas. Next post, I think you need to show us just how big your Mary Poppins bag is!

  16. All there is in my bag is heaps of receipts that I shove in there! Just love the sunnies and guess I could do with a handy tape measure too

  17. You do have very pretty crap!

  18. I've posted mine and linked up - I think I have more things but they're smaller, and less crafty. I'm a quilter though, and I do it all on the machine, which I definitely couldn't fit in my bag.

    I think you should show us a photo of your bag too.

  19. Great idea! Hope you can take part in my Squiggly Sundays too! What's on your bedside table? xox Love Rach

  20. i may have read crochet hook pen and got extremely excited about the prospect of a pen in crochet hook form...
    i'm now making it my life-long quest to find one/make one

    i'll have to find my handbag and play along too.
    ps. your handbag must be enormous!!

  21. I'm nervous of the day when I can't use the pram to carry around my bag. It's heavy enough to put my neck out regularly if carried for extended periods. A girls got to be prepared!
    I love that you had a carrot in there :-)

  22. I have just discovered a half bus ticket and a lolly wrapper in the what is that about I ask myself!!!!!!!

  23. It does look so pretty. Thanks to you I did this post too and now have 3 clean handbags. Gone are the mountains of tissues, brochures, receipts and shopping lists!

  24. ba HA!! I have much the same problem, I call my bag (and every bag I've ever had) my 'angry bag' cause every time i try to find anything, it makes me angry. I have developed a gravitational shuffle however - if you give it a little flick and tossle, everything falls to the bottom in a relatively gravitatious manner, ordered by size and object obscurity -and funnily, you can always find a hair-band or lip balm in this manner. I kid you not! go on, give it a go.

    Secretly, my husbands wallet is worse. There are receipts in there from coffee he bought over a year ago.


  25. I love what you have in your bag!! It is definitely a crafters bag for sure :-) Where did you get those fabulous buttons??? Just what I have been looking for! I have a similar assortment in my bag but then I have a separate craft project bag or two in tow as well! LOL I need a suitcase!

  26. :-D I wouldn't want to try to find something in your bag in the dark - so many sharp points.

  27. After reading your post.. I went and bought a bigger bag!

  28. You are so funny!! I love this post - the thing I always seem to have in my bag - Tissues. Lots and lots of tissues. And panadol. And bandaids.

  29. The cushion looks amazing Kate, and love the blue flowery dress. I've had a look back through some of your blog posts this morning and it amazes me how you manage to get so much stuff done!!! What am I doing with my time?! Probably reading too many blogs! I love your sewing - can you tell me what sewing machine do you use? I'm just about to replace mine. Thanks!

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