I made myself this bag around Mother’s Day and I love it. It’s a great Mom bag for when I am out and about with Carter. But I wanted something a little more sophisticated and “me” for when I am not in Mommy mode…which doesn't happen very often, but I still wanted a new bag just in case I go on a date with the Hubbs or out with the girls or something! Here it is! Isn’t she pretty??? My very first Shabby Blossom Bag. It turned out to be a little smaller than I had hoped, but surprisingly it fits everything I need to carry with me!
The bag is made with super sturdy canvas. The band and bag lining are a gray Moda print that I am in love with and, of course, I couldn’t resist adding a mustard Shabby Blossom with a pink fabric covered button. I am addicted to making fabric covered buttons!
This is the complete contents of my bag. All the essentials that I need with me at all times. I was a Girl Scout…I am always overly prepared! I have a pen, my wallet, my Crackberry, keys, stack of gift cards and coupons (going to need to make something for those soon…), my business card tin, tissues, wipes (I will always carry wipes…even when Carter is in college! I use them as much as he does!), and my Weight Watchers Pocket Guide (a new factoid about me…I am a receptionist for WW a few days a week…lost 30 lbs 2 years ago and being a receptionist helps me keep it off!).
As you can see, I also carry several Sew Chatty accessories with me. The 2 pouches (the pleated owls and the gray one) hold all the little odds and ends that would otherwise get lost in the bottom of my bag! One is basically a traveling medicine cabinet, and the other has gum, and Gatorade packets (see my Vegas vacation post!), my WW name badge, etc…I also have a matching sunglasses case, a ruffley coffee cozy, and checkbook cover…all made by me and all available in the shop within the next few weeks, so keep checking back. You can also follow me on Twitter @sewchatty and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest Sew Chatty news!
Here is everything all tucked into my bag. The cards/coupons go in the back pocket, the Berry goes in the front pocket, and my keys get hooked to the little piece of ric rac I sewed into the bag so they don’t get lost…ahhhh…I love being organized!