Bag Lady

August 3, 2008 @ 2:30 pm | Filed under:

So I copped to having kind of a thing for bags, and I promised some pictures.

This is the first bag I wrote about, the pretty little summer bag made by Heather of Beauty That Moves.

Heather’s photo is prettier (petunias!), but this is the bag’s regular spot now, hanging from our front door. (When I’m at home, I mean.)

(Boy do I need to wipe down that doorjamb.)

Moments after I snapped that picture, I caught a pickpocket in the act. Crime scene photo is blurry because the culprit moves fast.

Caught redhanded, she is filled with remorse. Or not.

“Wook! I foundit my money!”

Not so fast there, missy, I might need that to buy a new bag at some point.

The sight of the new bag, the famous life-altering Comic-Con bag, will no doubt present an anticlimax after all the hype, but here it is in all its lime green glory.

What can I say? It had me at curling kitty cat tail.

And also: green.

The Heather bag holds my keys, phone, wallet, sunglasses, rosary, Tic-tacs (because to my dismay, I cannot find Certs ANYWHERE in San Diego; what’s up with that?), my notebook, and a pen.

The green bag holds the Heather bag! And some diapers and wipes, and (right now) several packages of Smarties, and (when I need it to, which is often) Wonderboy’s medical file, and more pens, and yesterday there was one of Rilla’s shoes, but I don’t know anything about that. And ooh, just now when I was looking to see what it holds, I found half a package of Mentos. Score.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go wash down my door.

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  1. Jamie says:

    LOVE the curly kitty! Totally irresistable.

    Can’t decide which bag I like better.

    maybe flowers for spring and summer and kitty for winter and fall 😀

  2. Tracy says:

    They are both beautiful! Love the green!

  3. Alice Gunther says:

    At last, something to help get you noticed! How relieved you must feel!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    I haven’t seen Certs in years. I can’t believe they’re a regional thing, but maybe so!
    Cute bag, but I have to admit it’s not my weakness. I’m more of a shoe girl.

  5. patience says:

    Both bags are gorgeous in their own way. Neither detracts from the other; infact, as they can not each serve the same purpose, buying the second was very wise and one might even say necessary.

  6. Sarah N. says:

    I love both bags. The kitty is adorable and the flowers are so spring-y and happy. I’m a huge fan of my Timbuk 2 tote bag that can go from laptop bag to diaper bag in a flash but it’s no where near and cool and pretty and these. And Rilla is too cute. I love top of the head pony tails!

  7. Beck says:

    Hee! She’s so cute.
    My Girl was sitting with me when I clicked on your page and she was very concerned about the money Rilla was holding. It has no colours, you see.

  8. Toni says:

    When we went to comic-con two years ago I bought the exact same bag in teal. I also bought a smaller red one that I used until it fell apart. I LOVE my big bag, I use it as a carry on when we travel, when we aren’t traveling it holds all of my spinning wheel supplies. I can’t wait to go back and get another small purse.

  9. Isabella says:

    I love the kitty on the green bag. And your flower bag is so cute too! Rilla is always cute!

  10. kristen says:

    Great green bag!! I suggest hard time for that pick-pocket!

  11. Melissa Wiley says:

    LOL Kristen–“great green bag” sounds like the opening of a picture book. 🙂

    In the great green bag
    There was a cellular phone
    And a box of mints
    And fifty-two cents
    And seven receipts
    And a package of treats
    And a stray Life Saver all alone
    And diapers and wipes
    And what’s that? Oh cripes!
    The remnants, now mush,
    Of things from that bush…
    Some kind of berry
    Stains like a cherry
    My keys are all coated
    But oh how she gloated
    When she filled up this pocket!
    This bag?
    I should lock it.

  12. Melissa Wiley says:

    And p.s., yes, this post begs a mention of the delightful picture book called The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransome, illustrated by Felicia Bond. A family favorite around here since Jane and I discovered it through Before Five in a Row about ten years ago!

  13. MelanieB says:

    What fun! I can recite all of Goodnight Moon by heart–what mother can’t? I love the great green bag version!

    I’ll have to check out The Big Green Pocketbook. We love If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

  14. Sarah N. says:

    Great poem. I can just see the contents of the great green bag 🙂

    The Big Green Pocketbook is a favorite at my house too!

  15. Theresa says:

    Then Rilla came peeking
    some treats she was seeking
    and though mommy locked it
    she opened the pocket
    she saw the red berries
    and giggled so merry
    “These look just dandy
    I foundit some candy”
    with a smile and a wink
    face and fingers all pink
    she ate up the mush
    off of some kind of bush
    Mommy saw and was worried
    called daddy all hurried
    “The berries so yummy
    will they hurt her tummy?”
    Meanwhile Rose and sweet Jane
    had a plan that was sane
    they took out their field guide
    and within it the girls spied
    The name of those berries
    so red just like cherries
    They were raspberries, Yay!
    Nature study saves the day!

  16. Angi says:

    Theresa – that was adorable!

    I too am a bag-a-holic. New bags and new crayons, my weaknesses.

  17. Patricia says:

    You bought the bag! I had to come out of lurkdom as soon as I saw that you bought the very bag that I was recently eyeing!

    I’ve been lurking and loving your blog for months now; I found Beauty That Moves via Soulemama a month or so ago, and have been hanging out there as well. So what a crazy coincidence to see two of my favorite Bloglined blogs connected so unexpectedly! Right on your (dirty) doorknob!

    I don’t begrudge you the bag. Clearly, your bag-lust moved you to buy faster than mine did. But I do begrudge your ability to write while raising five–and counting–kids. Wow. I’ve got just three, and it still takes me months to crank out an essay. And my doors are dirty too…

  18. Melissa Wiley says:

    Screamingly funny sequel, Theresa!!! LOL LOL LOL