This is …the contents of my handbag

This week’s instalment [theme courtesy of Iris and Lily] is a subject dear to my heart.  Handbags of course.   I’m always curious about what sorta stuff people carry around in their handbags, especially the people with really big bags!  I think this stems from when I was little and I used to get bored in church, so I’d go through Mum’s handbag.  Mum is a practical woman, so it was always utilitarian, with a purse, tissues, hanky, notebook, powder, lipstick …and she always had 4711 perfume towlettes for some reason, they fascinated me, in their aqua blue packaging.   So you know I’m going to be cruising your blogs to see what’s in your handbags!

Here’s mine, at 2.45 pm today:

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I just tipped out everything on the floor and kicked my purse back into the frame.  Actually it’s a rather dull pile of things, as I’ve been trying to keep everything in my bag light lately.  The bag itself is a Smiggle satchel that I use because it’s light and fits my work portfolio.  I sewed a strip of Lara’s fabric across the flap to add some excitement.  The white shopping bag is Japanese rice choccy and some Dutch licquorice that I just bought at the deli during my lunch break.  What else is there?  Chest inhaler, tissues (holder by Edna), waterless hand cleaner, medication and Panadol, diary, chewy, notebook, business card pouch (won at Mike’s stitching night), fave perfume (Stila Creme Bouquet for the curious), green pencil case with makeup in, headphones (i-pod is plugged into computer charging), keys, phone.  All very practical…I obviously take after my mother more than I like to admit.

By the way, yes I know my purse is beyond daggy, but I op-shopped it because it’s a divided metal frame one, so all my cards are on one side, and my money is on the other.  They’re hard little suckers to find. The grand plan is to recover it in nice fabric. One day.

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14 Responses to “This is …the contents of my handbag”


  1. 1 Sharon Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Hi! Glad I’m not the only one wondering what everyone else is carrying around, I always look in peoples shopping trollies too! And I quite like your purse! sharon x

  2. 2 Bianca Friday, March 28, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Hey nice contents, very practical indeed.

    Hey got my CD today, thanks! Can’t wait to listen.

  3. 3 littlegemsession Friday, March 28, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Great post reminds me of those Glomesh adverts of the 80’s :)

  4. 4 Betty in the Kitchen Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Great. so many treasures. looks like you are ready for everything and anything.

    thanks for sharing

  5. 5 Lois Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 1:43 am

    I always appreciate a fine looking purse or bag. Reading your blog reminded me it was time, for me, to change purses. I do this every couple of months. That way I can make sure my many purses (I collect purses like some poeple collect shoes) all get equal usage.
    I love the kleenix cover. Good idea!
    Your blog is great. I will be back to read it again.
    Have a good weekend.
    Lois

  6. 6 kyla Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    What a cute purse and I really like the addition of fabric to your bag. It is a really nice touch. Oh and I love your tissue holder I saw another one on hmmm, i cant remember who’s blog now but they are really cute. Did you make yours?? Great post!
    Cheers Kyl

  7. 7 kyla Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    What a cute purse and I really like the addition of fabric to your bag. It is a really nice touch. Oh and I love your tissue holder I saw another one on hmmm, i cant remember who’s blog now but they are really cute. Did you make yours?? Great post!
    Cheers Kyl

  8. 8 Jenny Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    The bit of fabric does give your bag a touch of excitement-lots of handt things in your bag!

  9. 9 Jenny Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    The bit of fabric does give your bag a touch of excitement-lots of handt things in your bag!

  10. 10 Maureen Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Not sure what a Smiggle satchel is but it looks like what I need. ;-)

    I too wonder what all those HUGE bags hold that the stars carry (in the People photos on line).

    Can they really walk, look glam, and have xx lbs hanging on their shoulders???

  11. 11 Maureen Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Not sure what a Smiggle satchel is but it looks like what I need. ;-)

    I too wonder what all those HUGE bags hold that the stars carry (in the People photos on line).

    Can they really walk, look glam, and have xx lbs hanging on their shoulders???

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