A Bag and a Tag

I got tagged by Lola’s Girl to post the contents of my bag!  But first, I’d like to explain the origins of my bag… a freshly sewn over-the-shoulder bag with Amy Butler fabric.  My girl friends and I have been obsessed with taking sewing classes at Urban Arts + Crafts, a cute little craft shop in Briarcliff Village in Kansas City, MO, the pattern for this Karina Bag was made by someone who works there.  For the duration of the class, the instructor kept talking about a new cupcake shop that opened up in the area… so we sewed quickly and efficiently with cupcakes as our end goal.  But then the cupcake shop ended up being closed… so SAD.  Oh well, at least we still finished the afternoon with FABULOUS bags and less calories consumed!

They are actually reversible too! 🙂 Well as long as a mini hand-stitched portion doesn’t bother you (ugh, not a fan of hand-stitching)!

And now for the contents of my new bag. 🙂

A. I’ve pretty much explained it above… it’s my new bag, made my yours truly~!

B. My new Palm Pre and my first touch screen phone.  Still trying to get over fat fingering everything.

C. My bulging Burberry wallet… I wish it was bulging from cash, but no, it’s from all my rewards and gift cards… Parking Spot, AMC, Delta, Hilton, DSW, Cheesecake Factory, H&M…

D. Lavshuca lip gloss – BE2 – you can’t see it but it pumps out the lipgloss in a shape of a heart, I bought this in Taiwan and I’m not sure if they sell this in the U.S.

E. MAC lipstick – Midi Muave color

F. EOS lip balm – oh so very very smooth, given to me by my sister-in-law

G. Canon PowerShot SD 770IS + cute elephant pouch that I bought at a Taiwanese night market

H. Grocery list on kitty notepad – this was last week’s list, I still have yet to get the spices

I. Hampton Inn room key – this is actually my key from last week but I forgot to return it, ironically, I will be staying at another Hampton Inn in Ohio next week too.

J. Pink pen – it is essential to always have a writing utensil with me in case I don’t have my laptop, so of course I need to carry a pink one!

What’s in your bag??

I tag the following bloggers…


By request, let’s see what’s in your manbag, satchel, manpurse, satchel, murse, J.Le! 😉


Make sure you come back to this post and leave a link in the comments so we can get a glimpse at what you’re carrying around!  Have fun and don’t forget to pass this along!  If you choose not to partake, don’t worry, I won’t be offended, I know we’re all busy! But I hope at least a few of you do partake so we can keep the chain going through the vast blogosphere of ours! 🙂


  1. March 18, 2010 / 8:53 am

    First of all loving the fabric you made that bag with and too bad about those cupcakes!! Thanks for tagging me, I will totally participate and do this today so I can post later!! FUN stuff 🙂

  2. March 18, 2010 / 8:57 am

    Cute post! (Those bags are great) 🙂

    I love Urban Arts & Crafts, too 🙂 I always seem to leave there with scrapbooking supplies and beads, despite the fact that I neither scrapbook nor bead… 😀

  3. Nancy
    March 18, 2010 / 9:25 am

    i heart our bags!!! 🙂 we should sign up for our next class!

  4. March 18, 2010 / 9:45 am

    those bags are adorable sandy! alas…my sewing skills are not so great…

    i will post my bag contents in a bit!

  5. March 18, 2010 / 10:42 am

    First, love the bags you made. Super cute! I have a purse pattern I want to try sewing.

    Second, I’ll post the contents of my bag soon! Thanks for tagging me. 🙂

  6. March 18, 2010 / 10:58 am

    love the bags!!! you girls are so talented and crafty! i love the bold graphic prints. would love to show you what’s in my bag~! 🙂

  7. March 18, 2010 / 11:53 am

    what a CUTE bag you made!! 🙂 i always love seeing the contents of fellow blogger’s bags! next time i am in missouri, we should definitely meet up! xo.

  8. Sheena
    March 18, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    I love our bags!! I’m excited for our continued education as seamstresses!

    I have both of my wallets in mine btw! 🙂

  9. March 18, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    How come you didn’t tag any guys to list the contents of their manbags/satchels?! I am outraged!

    Seriously though, I think I need to start carrying a satchel, so I always have a camera with me.

  10. March 18, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    i love your bag it’s so cute!!!

  11. March 18, 2010 / 2:37 pm

    ohmygosh! love your bag… love it even more because you made it yourself!!

    awesome post 🙂

  12. March 18, 2010 / 3:52 pm

    Your bag looks so cute! I love the pattern. And who could not love that cute little elephant carrying case for the Cannon Powershot!

  13. March 18, 2010 / 5:49 pm

    Cute bag! I love seeing other people’s bags contents 🙂
    Love this post! thanks for visiting me, Love your blog xoxo

  14. Roxanna
    March 18, 2010 / 7:08 pm

    Those are cute bags! Love the patterns. Also, I used to have a pup version of the kitty notepad! Lol.

  15. March 18, 2010 / 10:09 pm

    Adorable bag! I think you are admirably restrained in the quantity of contents, though! 🙂 Have a great weekend! xo – g

  16. March 18, 2010 / 11:35 pm

    cute! love the canon elephant case.i need one

  17. March 19, 2010 / 12:32 am

    I love your purse and that case for your camera!!

  18. March 19, 2010 / 3:57 am

    Such cute bags! You all look great with them! Have a sweet day!

  19. March 19, 2010 / 10:04 am

    ok…my bag and it’s contents are up over at rachie’s place!

    thanks for tagging me sandy!

  20. Eafong
    March 19, 2010 / 5:51 pm

    SO CUTE! 🙂

  21. Kate
    March 20, 2010 / 6:48 pm

    wow your purse is so clean…makes me wanna go clean out mine hehe

  22. March 21, 2010 / 9:01 pm

    what a cute post! i love that you made the bag with your girlfriends and with such great fabric. hope u have fun using those gift cards 🙂

  23. March 22, 2010 / 3:29 pm

    How cute are you girls and your matching bags. I love them! Thanks for the tag 🙂 I’m afraid to empty the contents of my bag…it’s definitely spring cleaning time! xo

  24. March 22, 2010 / 5:34 pm

    thanks so much for tagging me! this was a fun one:

    lol, i have a bulging wallet too (with NO CASH! haha).

    i really adore the bag you made. great job! your camera case is super cute too–i <3 all the little elephants. i got a touch-screen phone too (in december) but i'm STILL not used to it. ugh! i don't know how everyone else does it.


  25. March 22, 2010 / 11:03 pm

    Your bag is so cute! And you even have a little pouch for your phone? Very impressive. I love how peeking into someone’s bag says so much about them.

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