Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What's in My Bag.

So I've noticed this making a bit of a comeback on blogs recently. I really like looking at other people's (Evie Kemp's especially) so I decided I'd do it too, even though my bag holds nothing of any great interest. I initially drew it, but scanning is such a chore and i don't use my camera nearly enough so.. here we go.

This is my every day bag (actually it's my only bag that isn't broken.. and it is a bit broken) I found it in a shed when i was 20. It has some sort game club logo on the front which has mostly worn off. I ripped the side seam last year, and just caved and sewed it up myself by hand. The buckle on the strap is also broken, but it's being held in place by a length of stirling silver wire (i was taking a jewellry class at Art School at the time) I very nearly bought a new satchel last week, but decided that actually this bag is great and lovely and still has years of use left in it.

1. Paper! My bag is always full of scraps of paper.

2. My Wallet / Pocketbook. Overflowing with loyalty cards that i never use.

3. My work sketchbook. Fits neatly in my back pocket. Overflowing with receipts and to do lists and photos of wolves.

4. MAC 'Hug Me', the only lipstick I've ever paid more than $5 for. Bought at duty free when leaving L.A

5. Moo minicard case.

6. Sunscreen /moisturizer. Free sample that i was accidentally sent 6 of.

7. House key / Mary keychain. A very old friend gave me this keychain a very long time ago.

8. New soft cover Moleskine.

9. Diary (well, datebook thing)

10. Pencilcase. The handiest best pencilcase ever.

11. Comb! I live in Wellington so carrying a comb is essential. (because fo the wind)

12. Sunglasses and sunglasses case. From Skylark in Auckland (which she gave me for free when i started stocking there)

13. Mp3 player which is actually Wal's, but it has been permanently stolen. Attached to my old rather crappy headphones.

14. Washi tape for emergency fixing.

15. Cell phone, with attached cake slice (Given to me by Zambi while in San Fransisco) and Pichu that i got from a vending machine while on holiday.


Ruby Chew said...

You kind of look like the mother from Amelie who likes to take everything out of her handbag, clean it out, order it and put it back in again. I can only aspire to you! looks great and love that bag x

evie said...

I'm so in love with your satchel and all your little repairs. It looks so loved. I think a satchel doesn't look perfect until it looks like it's been to the library plenty of times.

I also like your little moleskine collection. Do you rate the new soft cover one?

Your bag is far more interesting than mine xxx

(Oh & I'm jealous of your lipstick, I was hanging around Mac in duty free but I'd run out of money!)

amelia said...

i've recently bought a leather bag (not in the same style) and i was wondering if you know of a way of making the bag feel less heavy (idk how else to word it) or where i can go to buy something to put on the strap so it doesn't dig into my shoulder? thanks.

Devon said...

Ruby: I wish i was that organised! I should start doing a weekly clean out.

Evie: The soft cover is really handy, i keep one of the little card books in my back pocket at work, but now i can keep this one there and fit more drawings and things in :)
And i thought your bag & contents were lovely!

Amelia: As i have no idea where you live I really can't be of any help. My bag is soft because it's very old, any leather will soften with age.

Kerri-Ann Hulme said...

I love these posts! Your satchel is lovely, I like that it has a history, I wish I had a bag like that! What interesting things you have :) I love seeing what people carry around and use everyday :)

Amelia said...

I live in Wellington.

Samantha Rose McDonald said...

You fit a lot of things in that darling thing. I am constantly on the look out this winter for the perfect compact satchel. I always carry so much more than I need. I love lists of what people "need" to have on hand at any given moment!


Anonymous said...

there's a parisian illustrator who specialises in drawing the contents of ladies' handbags.

Ellen at The Raven and the Cellar Door

The Merry Traveller said...

Like evie, I also think that your 'broken' satchel is very much loved and looks rumpled in a grand fashion :)