February 4, 2009

Let the fun continue....

Oops, had to edit to add a link for the bag pattern.

OKAY GIRLS, I'VE SELECTED A WINNER OF MY TOTE BAG AND GOODIES. IT'S KRISSA BROWN!! CONGRATULATIONS KRISSA AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT. IT WAS FUN READING THEM ALL.


Krissa, please email me at stamplady@satelephone.com with your snail mail address.

Krissa Brown said...
WOW, love the colors on the bag...TOO CUTE! In my purse I have...work keys, car keys, 2 diapers, small pack of wipes, kleenex, nail clippers, wallet (wish it had money in it..LOL), 2 bottles of Window Chalk from decorating the car for my oldest daughter's cheerleading competition last weekend in Dallas, and last but not least Tylenol. :) Thanks for the chance to win...LOVE your stuff!!


If you're interested in the pattern for this tote, you can find the information in THIS post, where I showed my quilting bags. I improvised the pattern for this bag and just made it on my own, using 2-1/2" squares.

First, I wanted to thank you all so much for your comments yesterday. Your heartwarming messages meant so much to me and were very touching. You certainly made me feel better. Thank you for sharing your stories and thinking of me. It's so evident that our friendships reach so much further than a simple computer screen. I wish I could give you all big {{{HUGS}}}.

On to the fun stuff.......Nichole has a very exciting Papertrey announcement today. I'll let you read all the details on Nichole's BLOG but I'll give you a few hints......it involves shopping....a fun challenge.....a cute tote.....a gihugic shopping spree......YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT!

I thought it would be fun to play along with Nichole's challenge so I created this fun little, patchwork tote. It uses Moda and Amy Butler Fabric.

An adorable little tote, finished up with Papertrey Berry Sorbet ribbon handle and a fancy little bow and heart embellishment.
Completely lined and oh so cute! Well, I think so.With a little somethin' inside.....Butterfinger and Reese's Hearts (I've eaten two from the pack already, my faves!).....snippets of ribbon on a wooden clothespin(available at Dollar Tree)......
....and a little signed by mwah. Card uses Kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock, Berry Sorbet Swiss Dot ribbon and ink, buttons, Simply Stationery stamp set and some cute embellishments I made HERE using Heart Prints(a must have Valentine set!). I tied one onto the bag also.

And guess what? I'm giving it all away to one of you! Now I have to tell you that my little Jordan was NOT happy to hear this news. She LOVES this little tote. Really wants it BAD. Thinks you all are spoiled! But don't worry, she felt much better after I told her that good ol' Mom cut doubles of the fabric so that we could make another one.

So how do you win my fun filled tote? Leave a comment on my blog telling me a little something about an item in your purse. Do you carry a camera? Are all your gum packets empty because your kids take it? Do you wish your dear husband would carry his own man purse to contain his George Costanza wallet(did you see that episode?), cell phone, sunglasses and car keys? Let me hear it girls, whatcha got in that purse???????

Now. If you comment here, you're going to win MY PRIZE. If you want to win Nichole's prize, you must enter at HER blog. You can enter at BOTH places though. Good luck!! My prize drawing will close at 12:00pm EST on February 6th. Winner of my prize drawing will be announced on my blog sometime Friday. Good luck!!

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TinaH said...

Oh wow - am I first? What DON'T I carry in my purse - I have pretty much everything - maybe one of the handiest treasures is that I always have a few bandaids, tylenol, and folding scissors, which I have to remember to take out if I travel by plane! Thanks for the chance to win.

nina said...

What an adorable tote! Love the card you made to go with it. Let's see, I have more of a small sling backpack thing to fit diapers. In my wallet, and therefore in my 'purse', is a florist's card from my husband that went with the big bunch of flowers he had delivered to my office desk after our first weekend together!

shelley- aka hairchick said...

My purse is so heavy...usually because I have Everyone's wallets in there. My kids wallets are always full of change...Thanks for the chance to win your INCREDIBLE blog candy:) Very cool tote!!
I would have to fight my daughters for it if I won though :)
Thanks for all your inspirations!

Peggy said...

I have two young sons so I always have a few toys, cars or plastic bugs (you get the idea). Also you can tell your little Jordon I would be upset also, because that tote is so cute! Thanks for your great blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh I think I am second LOL, that is the cutest tote! LOVE the colors.
OMG you don't want to look inside my purse, I have everything and anything in there, gum, antibacterial gel, lip gloss, perfume, sunglasses, pills, the list goes on and on!
Great job on that purse, it is GORGEOUS!

Amy L said...

Since I'm a new mom, I have learned to always carry our digital camera in my purse so that I am prepared when a case of the isn't-she-so-cute strikes.

(Can I still call myself a "new" mom if my baby will be turning 2 shortly??)

Daniela said...

What a cute little bag!!!!!!!
I have downsized my bag since I could never find anything. I always have my camera, phone and now, a pacifier!

Maureen said...

First...I love berry sorbet! I carry several pictures of my son from age 6 mos to kindergarten (he's 20 now). Once I took all the pictures out and someone thought I had 6 children!! My husband also bought me a small Canon Powershot 3 years ago because it was small enough for my purse...what a sweetie. Thanks for the chance to win.

KimH said...

Darling little tote! I have oodles in my purse but the most "interesting" (weird?) thing is probably an itty bitty bottle of tabasco sauce. Yep. I love hot and spicy food and if I order something out that's not spicy enough I can fix it up myself. ;) My other favorite purse goodie is my little photo holder from Brighton that keeps all the pics of my baby girl in it.

Linda said...

i have lots and lots of binkis. lol. and lip balm! That tote is adorable. i hope i win!

Lacey said...

Okay, I have refused to carry a "purse" but I could be persuaded to carry a "tote" with me if it were as stinkin' cute as this one! I usually just carry a large wallet with me, and that thing is very Costanza-like. I save coupons if they don't have an expiration date on them---I still have a free game of bowling coming to me that I won over 7 years ago!

Vilmarie said...

I absolutely LOVE that little purse!, it really looks adorable. (and I have seen that man purse Seinfeld episode, too funny when all his receipts fly away!! )In my purse I have a small hat, my gloves, my scarf, a half eaten pack of gum, antibacterial hand spray, my planner with a huge to do list, pack of tissues(can't get rid of this cold!), bandaids, starbucks gift card(have to go use it!!) and up until a few minutes ago some dental floss!

Penny said...

I have everything possible in my purse including bandaids, kleenex, tylenol but most importantly my LIP CHAP!! I love the tote you made and your blog is the greatest!

emma Sleppy said...

I always have some kind of a craft store coupon and more than one. Not that I need any more crafts , as I my husband would say...

Sumner Family said...

I can see why she wants it...it's so cute. I always have a pack of crayons in my purse because it can always keep a kid busy when you get stuck in a line. I also have suckers for when the crayons lose interest.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Chelle! said...

Oh my goodness!! You never fail us!! Your blog is far the best. I am so glad that I get to stalk it everyday!!! This tote is absolutely darling!!!! Let's see, what do I carry in my purse--my wallet, sketch pad and pen for sketching cards that I see along my travels and a treat--just in case I am caught in traffic!!

Doramiyi said...

Too cute. If I win I am definitely spoiled. Now, hmm, something in my purse, an assortment of Starbucks gift cards. I love my no whip White Chocolate Mocha, so my hubby always buys me SB gift cards as little surprises. That's why I love him.

Doramiyi
doramiyi@gmail.com
-CANADA-

Lisa House said...

Oh my gosh...that tote is sooo cute! What do I carry in my purse...what DON"T I carry is a better question. I two little girls so I carry everything we could possibly need...diapers, ponytail holders,chapstick, gum, lipstick, pictures, mini brag scrapbook, bandaids, advil, mini tool kit, cell phone, notebook, pen...oh my gosh the list goes on!

And yes...I have a bad back! ;)

Thanks for the chance at winning this!! :)

GINA said...

Love the bag!! I have way to many lipsticks and glosses!

Anonymous said...

I have too much stuff. Stuff that I think I need but never use, like the color chart for buying clothes from when I had my "colors done." Anyone remember that?!!!

Anonymous said...

What's in my purse.........I have a measuring tape (like the kind you use when you sew)and all three of my kiddos measurements ~ waist, hips, length. I was tired of returning the wrong size all the time. It is so hard to shop with them, but it's also so hard to shop without them and guess their size. I finally wised up this year for clothes shopping and took along the measuring tape and all of their measurements. It was a huge success with NO returns. I LOVE it and wonder why I hadn't thought of it earlier.
LOVE your bag. I am also a HUGE Amy Butler fan and still have a stash of Gypsy Caravan, Ginger Bliss, and Charm that I just can't seem to cut into. I LOVE Moda too........the Moda outlet is here (Dallas). So fun!

Kathy McDonald said...

OHMYGOSH! I would give anything to win this darling little tote! I've been carrying a very little Vera Bradley purse, so there isn't room for MUCH in it. I've had to be very selective. The one thing I can't live without is Vitamin E chapstick from The Body Shop.

Monica said...

OMG this is absolutly ADORABLE!!!!
You definatly outdid this BAG challenge!

If I won i'd so give this to my 5 1/2 yr old DD. She'd be in HEAVEN!

Way to go!!

~Monica~

Anonymous said...

I love your adorable tote!! I carry in my purse what I call my "happy wallet". My wallet is bright yellow with lots of bright flowers on it. I get a lot of compliments on it. The colors and flowers always make me happy when I am feeling a little blue.
Thank you for sharing your tote with us! Cassie

Jessica V said...

Ok I carry a wallet full of my daughters pictures. My bag is like 20lb heavy! my husband is always telling me to clean it out!! Thanks for a chance to win.

Cassi said...

I carry all sorts of things in my purse, but the most unusual item presently in my bad would have to be the collection of Maryland Men's Basketball Ticket Stubs. It's our first year as ticket holders and I'm saving them for a commerative book that's a work in progress.

Christie M said...

I don't go anywhere without my camera or my iPod and they have their on special pocket in my purse!

CurlyCraze said...

I always carry my camera in my purse... inside a running sock :) I lost my camera sleeve about a year ago and found that a sock works just as well!

What a cute purse... I'd love to win!

Cassi said...

*Addendum* I also wish my husband would not make me take all the receipts -- it makes my purse a nightmare!

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Okay, something in my purse. . . those cool Brush Up things that you can use to brush your teeth anywhere, anytime. . . if you don't mind people watching you sticking your finger in your mouth rubbing your teeth! It looks weird but they're awesome in a pinch! And by the way, have you heard that they, whoever "they" are, are calling man purses "murses". Ummmm. . . .

BarbaraB said...

I carry a zippered pouch to hold coupons, frequent buyer cards, and receipts.
The colors in the fabrics of the tote are gorgeous . The little tote is so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Holmes said...

OMG...how stinkin' adorable is this?!? I have noticed, as the mother of a small child, that the weirdest stuff ends up in my purse! I have to be careful when I open it that a used tissue or half eaten cracker doesn't come flying out!

Lorna said...

Your tote is just darling!
What do I have in my purse? I have about 5 pens, a Fossil wallet (with important debit card, insurance card, store cards...etc.) and coinpurse (most times with just a few coins because who uses cash these days?), decorated mini notebook for notes, couple of coupons, some emergency "women" necessities, band aids, and almost always chewing gum.
Listing all this...I think I should clean out my purse soon! LOL!

Kim said...

What an adorable tote! Im sure I could find all kinds of things to fill it up.
Try as I might to keep my purse light and organized, it never takes long to fill it up with all kinds of "treasures".

BarbaraB said...

Your tote bag is sooo cute! The colors are gorgeous.
I love your work. You make beautiful cards and other items.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim L said...

Cute tote! I always carry the smallest puse I can find, but I manage to fit everything into it, including my camera. I love having it with for those unexpected moments.

Melissa said...

Wow! Your little bag is adorable. In my purse you will find: cell phone, wallet, notepad and pen and way too many receipts!

Kim L said...

Cute tote! I always carry the smallest puse I can find, but I manage to fit everything into it, including my camera. I love having it with for those unexpected moments.

Michelle said...

Ohhh that bag is awesome, Michelle! Looks like you aren't such a shabby quilter after all - your quilting teacher would think that bag is just perfect! Love the colors too - and ohhh momma: REESES!! What's in my purse....this is a rated G site, isn't it? OK well I see that someone else said emergency women necessities...so I'll say this....I have a hidden compartment in my purse with said necessities...and there's nothing worse than sitting in church and giving your kid your purse to play with to shut them up and then find them waving your women stuff around with a big slobber grin goin' on. Yeah....

Finley said...

What a terrific bag you made. All your projects are wonderful and so creative. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Glenda-AZ

2stampis2b said...

I carry this pen-sized hand sanitizer spray (I have a 5-year-old), but do you think I ever remember I have it?

Great purse and as always, love your projects!

krissy said...

I tend to only carry what I need in my purse. Wallet w/ a bit of cash, keys, work ID badge, 2 pens (one might not work), a pencil, a tiny notebook for important notes, chapstick, loose change, and a pack of sugarless gum for fresh breath after my morning coffee! As I wrote that, I realized how boring my purse is and at least I could kick it up a notch with your beautiful tote to carry it in. Pick me please! You are so talented. I am very, very jealous.

Char in So Cal said...

I XOXOX what you created!! Super cute!!

I keep just the basics in my purse, wallet with check book, a pen or two, and a small makeup bag with a brush. Most times, my actaul purse is worth more than anything I might have inside of it LOL and that includes money!!

Thanks for the op to win and thank you for sharing your creations!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

Addiction2Stamp said...

Wow..beautiful creation. I love the colors. Like those before me, what don't I have in my purse. My lastest is our new GPS...definitely can't leave in the car so it has found a home in my purse when not in use in the car.

Lisa said...

OMG, you sew too? I want to come live/play at your house. This bag is just wonderful, I can't wait to win it. :O)

What's in my bag? Phone, wallet, pain relievers, lip gloss. I'm boring.

Kimberly Strausser said...

What a cute tote! Didn't you just start quilting when the quilter's sampler set was released? Look how you've progressed! Lovely work!

Mindyann said...

Love love love the purse. I adore that ribbon!! My purse has changed over the course of the last 3 years. I went from the "singles" purse (tiny) to a "mommy" purse and now I'm at the inbetween purse. It includes my basics: checkbook, credit cards, pictures, loose change, no money (lol), but most important are all of my club cards from the scrapbook stores! Everything else goes in the diaper bag which I will soon be elimating now that my daughter just got potty trained. lol!

Shari said...

This is beautiful!! I love your blog, thank you for sharing your creations with us!

Oralia said...

That tote is positively ADORABLE! My goodness, your talents are endless!! True story: my husband gave me a sewing machine in 2002 that is still brand-spanking 'new' in the box, NEVER been opened! He just pulled it out of storage for me yesterday because I AM DETERMINED TO USE IT!! =) Can you believe it?! My purse contains a small two-year planner that rarely gets written in - I of all people should have it worn down and ready to replace, but no, it looks brand-spanking new. =)

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Oh My - that bag is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Something in my purse...um...I don't really carry one. I do however always have my license in my pocket.

charlotte said...

My bag doubles as a diaper bag for my grandchildren so it is large enough to place diapers/bottles/snacks in it. Patchwork bags are my favorite and I love the colors you used. Are they 2 or 3" squares?

Anonymous said...

This tote is adorable! I carry very limited stuff...cell phone, wallet, small umbrella, Excedrin, and some sort of granola bar. Thanks for the generous offer. Have a great day! Heather J.

Jo R. said...

Oh Mish, your little tote is just adorable. You're so clever! I don't know if you get the TV show "Dr Who" in America, but my husband calls my purse "the Tardis". (If you haven't seen Dr Who then this will make no sense at all)!

Anonymous said...

This little bag is just beautiful...are you going to share how you made it...I would love to see more of your patchwork creations too...love how they can all be tied in with papercraft tags, cards and accents to match. Okay...now onto my bag...sigh...a bit of a brick I'm afraid...my challenge at the moment is to get an iPhone...I have an iPod touch that is kind of like my PDA with appointments and contacts etc, but then I have a seperate phone... so I think it's time I condensed it all and saved some room in my bag too! Mel xo (Melanie Bray)

Erica Hettwer said...

That is an adorable tote! Love it! Well, since I have a two year old little boy, my purse doubles as a diaper bag. I recently got a new one that is actually a really useful camera bag. So, my purse has my DSLR, diapers, wipes, wallet, keys, phone, etc. at all times. It also currently has a lot of Tums because this current pregnancy is really giving me heartburn. (We're having a girl this time!)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Hey Mish, can I try to win too cause I absolutely LOVE that tote and want one for myself!!!!??? Maybe you can make me one even if I don't win just cause you love me so much:)!!!!
This is a great project my friend!
Geny

Mary Kay said...

I usually win the purse scavenger hunt game because of all the "stuff" I have in my purse! Of course, all the change and my keys end up in the bottom.

Love the tote you made.

Tammy D. said...

lots of "mom" things...but my favorite thing in my purse is my library card. LOVE the library...and a good book! Your BEE-YOU-TI-FUL bag would be perfect for a little book! :) You are so talented...thanks for sharing! I love your blog!

cheryl said...

This is too cute for words! I carry a big purse...can't keep gum in it because the kids are always getting into it and before I know it the gum is gone. My two favorite items are my Nivea lip balm (keep multiple tubes around the house too) and my post it notes for marking my reading. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Sus said...

omg! a beautiful tote. i carry a small purse to save my shoulder and back. i limit it to a wallet, chapstick, and loyalty card holder. it seems to have stopped the hubs from asking me to hold his wallet!!! =) thanks for the chance to win this great tote.

Sarah said...

What a darling little tote! I can see why your daughter would want it- I want it too! :-)
In the very bottom of my purse is a little something that makes me happy every time I reach down in for something and feel it. It is a bracelet my daughter saved up all her school "behavior bucks" for to get me. It has a heart on the end of it and she just thought I would love it. It has a toggle clasp on it and is too big for me, and kept falling off my wrist. I was afraid I'd loose it. So, I keep it in my purse and when I am digging through it and find my little reminder of her and what a thoughtful little girl she is, it always makes me smile and brightens my day.

apron girls said...

well, i've got 2 kids, so i have diapers, wipees, pens, receipts, snacks, lip gloss, and a myriad of other things...needless to say, it's pretty much a bottomless pit.

Elizabeth Bracco said...

LOVE YOUR BAG BABY!!! ;) (Best Austin Powers imitation.) I carry a very small purse in a big bag. My bag is always full of books, magazines and a notebook, sales flyers, etc. My purse has just my car key, cell phone and necessary cards. I hate carrying a big purse, but I love having bags to tote stuff to and from the car.

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

My purse is a catch all. Some have a junk drawer in the kitchen, while mine is my purse. At any given time there is 2 baby spoons,apple sauce, a toothbrush, kleenex,baby wipes, 2-4 diappers, teething cookies, gum, even wrapped up half chewed gum when I can't find a bin(ick),a can of diet pepsi, and 4 passports. I live on the border and you never know when I will need to head south to TARGET!
Thanks Mish, perhaps now I will go clean my purse out!
R

dana said...

I envy a girl who can whip up a tote on a whim! So cute! And my bag is like a pit of stuff...daily I carry a camera, wallet, sunglasses, probably 7 different lip items, gum, papers, pens, mini photo book, and the list goes on. I know, I need help!

Kelsey said...

I love this tote!!
I always have a calendar/planner in my purse. It keeps my mind organized on what needs to get done for the day. Have a great day!

Julie Masse said...

LOVE this Mish!!! How absolutely ADORABLE!!!! I sooo want to have time to create something before the 6th . . . hhmmm we'll see!! Ok, my purse is a bit boring, aside from the no less than 10 lipglosses that I hardly ever wear!! But I do want to wear it I have to have all the colors to choose from right?? :) Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute bag! I used to carry a huge purse, but lately I like carrying a tote to work with alittle snack and a paper crafts or scrapbooking magazine! Hope I can win this little gem! -ElizabethB

sheila said...

you are so blasted creative... My purse is my life line.... i never leave home without it and prefer no one to go inside....it holds all my needest things. Thank you so much!

kristinorth said...

What a great bag! I would love to sew like that! Ok, in my purse are many things. One things is crayons - I always take them from restaurants if they just were going to throw them away. We then melt them into little shaped crayons at home!

xiumaiyuki said...

It's beautiful, Michelle! I love it! good luck to me!!!

Sandy said...

Love that tote and the goodies in it. I carry a retractable measuring tape (very small) in case I see something I need and want to measure! I'm surprised how many times I've needed to use it.

Mary said...

CUTE!!

Wallet, keys, and cell phone, for sure... Not sure what else at this point as I have small children -- but you have inspired me to investigate!

Linda H said...

Love the little tote and the cute goodies inside...you always inspire me to want to create! My crazy thing in my purse is 3 notepads...why...I don't know! I have lists I write everywhere, now if I would just use them...maybe I will learn to decorate these cute notepads like you....one can only hope! Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I carry all of the current coupons for Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Archiver's just in case I happen to "need" something when I'm out and about! I enjoy reading your blog and learning about paper crafting each day. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
C Burke

Anonymous said...

Hi, Mish....so excited to maybe get a chance to meet you in person this summer!! I have added a new item to my purse this very WEEK!! I have compiled a small notebook with all my Papertrey color samples for matching buttons, thread, etc. while shopping. I've needed these samples so many times and didn't have them. What an exciting week!! Love your work!!

mommaladystamper said...

What a beautiful and colorful purse!! I tried carrying a small purse, but I couldn't fit my wallet in there, so in my purse I carry a tube of hand cream, lighters, smokes-(yes I smoke), keys, money thrown on the bottom, billfold, checkbook, calendar, mints, bandaids, lip therapy (for DD) cell phone, perscriptions, etc.

Not the kitchen sink~~~YET!! Great blog candy and thanks for the chance to win. Alice R.

Charlene Austin said...

OH MY!! So gorgeous! I have just switched over to a new purse and it's huge....and very empty. I didn't transfer all the junky stuff. I do however have an addiction to lip balm and usually have about 6 of them on me at all times. Burts Bees is the best!!

Tam said...

oh my gosh could that be any cuter!!!!!please let me win, please let me win (the power of positive thinking, lol) I HOPE

Tam said...

oops I forgot I had to tell you something in my purse....I just got a new purse and my favorite thing in it (well tied to it is a cute little scarf!)

Julia said...

Oh wow...I missed the post before this and when I read this one I had to go read the other one...I'm so sorry...I teared up reading it...I'm very sorry...
Your tote is sooooo cute! I love the fabric! I just found out that Basic Grey has been joining with Moda fabric and it's really gorgeous. I just need some of that goodness! Here's an online website that sells it if you want to know. www.fatquartershop.com. I love their stuff!
What's in my purse? Hmmm...I did just replenish my gum. Yup, my kids. I have 10, so if one asks and there are any more around, I don't have much left. Wallet (big fat wallet) a calendar (cuz I'm trying to get more organized) Pens (I love them)Hmmm...I'm just gonna say it, trash! Even though I cleaned it out last week, I always throw stuff in there. Oh! I just looked in there, and there's also some mint lipgloss from Bath and Body. I love that stuff! It's tingly!!!!

Meital T said...

That is one beautiful bag! In my purse you can always find these days a pacifier! oh yes... you wouldn’t want to forget this at home with a 10 month old baby who knows exactly what he wants!

Becky said...

I always have my hot pink camera in my purse. You never know when you'll need it and it's come in handy a lot :)

erica m said...

So cute! I love that little bag.

Cindy said...

I always have a zippered cosmetic bag I had custom-made from Exposures.It has a photo of my son, neice, and 3 of their little friends. They are all lined up in swim suits at a day at the indoor pool. It houses all my coupons so my JoAnns and Michaels coupons are easy to find:)

joni h said...

Such a cute tote! I'm a huge fan of your blog-stalk it everyday. In my small backpack, I keep it down to a minimum - small wallet, cell phone, pen, small calendar & kleenex. Keys, money & I.D./Health card are tucked into my pockets! Thanks for the chance to play. Aloha!

Anonymous said...

What a fun little bag!! My girls especially like the stuff inside..LOL! One thing in my purse is all these sonic straw wrappers! Love me a Route 44 happy hour drink-but my husband hates all my straw wrappers left in the car so now I just stick in my purse! :)

Hope J

Hollie said...

So cute! Love the colors!

Aviator girl said...

I don't blame Jordan for wanting that to stay at home. It's BEAUTIFUL! Where do you find that beautiful fabric. My purse has most of the basics.Something different is that I always have an extra pacifier in there these days becuase my little one likes it when we ride in the car!

Kathy V. said...

Oooohhh, a Mishie bag! I want one! Hmmm, something in my purse, eh? Well, aside from the usual suspects (wallet, keys, lipstick, tissue, pen, notepad, sunglasses) I always carry bandaids, hand sanitizer, breath spray, and a lint brush! Oh, and then there's my calculator, cell, aspirin, calendar, metal tape measurer, scissors, not to mention the "honey-can-you-put-this-in-your-purse" stuff my DH adds... See, I REALLY NEED your tote!

Adorable, Mish. It really would be fun to have something made by my cyber friend.

Creative Momma said...

What I carry in my purse....a beautiful wallet my 11yr old son gave me(with colorful hearts)a pen he pencil he gave me when he was student of the month cuz he said I deserve it for helping him with homework..but best of all my two sons always win small gadgets in claw machines, $.25 machines and at chucke cheese...so I have rings, heart erasers, crazy pencil toppers, furry keychains, i luv mom pins...you name it...but the most valuable things in there...gotta love those boys

Kathryn said...

WOW -- such a GORGEOUS tote!!
I carry always carry tylenol, some kind of small food item for the kids and pens/paper...

Ratonabecky said...

Oh, I love the cute purse. I want it! Please. What do i have in my purse? I have my iPhone in a cute Japanese cell purse/bag that my DH brought me from Japan two years ago. It is the cutest thing and from it i have a key chain that has a cross.

Debbie said...

That tote is so cute!!

There is so much 'stuff' in my everyday tote its bad!! With 4 sons its not just ordinarry things, its toy cars, marbles, a dummy (pacifier) - bearing in mind my youngest is now 4 theres no reason why its still in there but i just cant let it go! lol Theres handwash, receipts, all the usual and also a few random sweets/gum that has spilled out of random boxes pushed in there by the kids! *off to have a good sort out now its all listed* ;)

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh this is so fuuunnnn! I always have to carry an extra set of my hubby's glasses because he can never find his anywhere! He is a silly, silly man!

Alyssa B said...

I keep a spare key in my wallet! sooooo many times it has let me in when I have accidently locked myself out! My husband says that if my wallet is ever stolen then the robber will have my wallet and my house, he'll just not know which one. lol.

chica21b said...

I always carry my 8gb zune in my purse. I'm a huge music lover and love to listen to music whenever I can. I also carry my camera everywhere I go too because you never know when there are memories you want to capture. Thank you for all of your inspiration. You are an amazing stamper! I saw your post a few weeks ago about shopping in Topkea, KS. I'm from Lawrence, KS. My mom often goes into that scrapbook store in Topeka for me and sends me things all the time. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I carry more than I need in my purse, but most important is my extra car key and emergency "help" provider's phone number---Adorable tote you made!!!----Thanks Mish

Barbara in Bellflower

Cass said...

I've generally got a nappy (I have a 14 month old) and often a small toy car (for my 4 year old son) in my bag. And a Weight Watchers muesli bar for me!

LOVE your tote!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! MISH that tote is sooooo cute I can see why your daughter wants one.Well the things in my purse...lip balm,wallet,hand sanatizer from bath and body works,small address book,and a couple cards that I have never taken out that I made for Thank You's.Thats about it Oh Gum and Japenese candy.Thanks for the chance to win that cool tote!

travelingmama said...

Cute project! I carry my passport... you know just in case the urge to travel hits me! Just kidding! Since I'm an American I have to carry it with me when I drive here in Morocco!

Cynthia said...

Oh my I forgot to leave my name My time is 2:08 under cass Thanks

Cynthia

Marie-Pr├ęcieuse said...

What I have in my purse since last summer is my precious iPhone!! At first i didn't see the use of having a new cellphone since I barely use it...but now! There's not one day passing by without me using my iPhone: to check the weather, to calculate something, to take a quick picture, to check out which restaurant is nearby, to check my e-mails or my facebook account, to chat quickly my mother in Canada (I'm in Switzerland), to listen to music in the car, to find out who's singing the song playing in the radio, to take a quick note to myself...... My iPhone is amazing and never leave my purse!! :)
Thanks for the chance to win. This is a lovely bag!!

Kristi said...

I always have anti-bacterial wipes and motrin. Between the two products, they definitely get some good use. Thanks for letting go of such an adorable tote! Good luck to us all!

Kristi

Susie said...

Last summer my husband and I took my grandson on a motorhome trip across the U.S. We stopped at Wall Drug in South Dakota and my grandson bought me a small pewter medallion that says "I love my Grandma." I carry it in my purse and in my heart.

AuBien said...

Absolutely adorable bag! Thanks for the chance to win. I ALWAYS have my camera in my purse if I'm out and extra camera batteries, an index card notebook, extra car key, and usually a package of baby wipes.

Amber said...

You know, I'm probably the most boring purse carryer EVER! I usually only have my wallet, phone, keys, and chapstick in there, lol! BORING! Ahhh well, at least it's light and nothing bites me when I put my hand in;)
LOVE your little bag Mish, I'd LOVE to give it a new home!!!!!!

JudiBlue said...

Love that tote! How cute! I so enjoy your blog, Mish. What I carry in my purse - hmmm- let's see. My purse is so heavy my Dr. wants me to get rid of it, I'm becoming lopsided! lol. My wallet, which I could probably do without, (is inside my big purse), holds checkbook, money, gift cards, id, etc. The purse itself holds small scissors, measuring tape, bandaids, Tylenol, sunglasses (yes, even in winter), and old receipts, cell phone, lipstick, small can of coke in case I have low blood sugar and 5000 used keenex's!!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Wow! What a CUTE bag! The colors are amazing, and the handle is too cute! I don't know how you could part with it, even if you are making another! Thanks for being so generous & thoughtful! I carry so many things in my purse- seriously looks like I could be a mom! One of my most favorite things in my purse is my Mac lipgloss. It's AMAZING!

Becs Attwood said...

Oh my - how cute is that bag - you are soooo talented! I always have a big purse so I can be prepared for anything (paper, pen, tissues, plasters, comb etc). And I always have a puzzle book in my purse (usually Kakuro or Sudoku) so I can give my brain a workout when I'm on the bus to work, stuck in traffic or waiting for my DH to come out of the hardware store!!

Michelle Leone said...

Adorable! Everything about this bag is fabulous!
In my bag- just the basics: wallet, cell phone, keys, pen, clear gloss.

Teresa said...

I always carry some nail clippers from a manicure set my daughter bought me from teh Mother's Day stall at school. They've saved me a few times, and it gives my daughter such a buzz to know that she has once again, been very helpful to me :)

Amy said...

First I must say that the tote is just adorable!

The most important thing in my purse is a picture of my wonderful husband. He is in the Army and currently deployed overseas. I carry a picture of him all decked out in his ACU's and all of his gear. It's great to be able to pull the picture out and "see" him whenever I want. I am very proud of him.
I also carry around my own packs of Splenda! I love my sweet ice tea and most restaurants in Alaksa only serve unsweetend tea! So I carry Splenda with me just in case!
Thanks!

Cher said...

omgarsh! I love that fabric...not to mention what a cute tote it is...very cute candy I must say. I never will win but I will always try...Now...my purse...my fav item right now would be the picure that my kids took at Christmas. My son is at the USAFA and my daughter is at MSU..it is the only thing I asked for and they humored me and had this great pic taken. The funny part is the photographer kept posing them as if they were a couple rather than siblings...so it makes for good fun when I share it with others as I miss them so much these days. My house is wayyyyyyyy quiet..so...thank heaven for great blogs like yours! Wish me luck! and ty for sharing your work...it is a reallllllly cute tote! Cheryl

cgargus said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the bag! My purse was downsized after having it stollen a few years ago, and now has slowly grown back to it's previous size. What good is a purse if you don't carry everything with you? Billfold, debit card, keys, camera, chapsticks, kleenix, bandaid, pens, pencil, notepad, pictures, New Testament Bible, datebook, cough drops (Ricola), tic tacs, nail file kit..... that's about it without looking. THANKS for the chance to win the CUTE bag!
Carolyn G.

Sarah-Jane said...

Hi, I love your blog and gosh how I would love to win this tote !! (but I live in the U.K.) Anyway, even if I can't go in the draw, incase you wondered here is what's in my bag, I have everything in my bag !! I try to carry a small bag so I don't have too much rubbish (not working!) I have arnica for falls, hand gel for messy's, toys we don't want to carry ourselves, the list goes on and on, and thats without my purse, phone etc... Ahh the joys of having children- love 'em x Thanks for the chance to tell all !!
Sarah-Jane xx

Brooke said...

Can we enter a comment for your daughter too?

Well, the other night I was out, baby free and opened up my bag to find a baby bottle inside. There is evidence EVERYWHERE = )

Christine Schmidt said...

This tote is absolutely FABULOUS!! Love the treat bag & matching card-just adorable!! I always love your color combos--extremely creative. What don't I carry in my bag. With five daughters & one son my bag is always jam packed with EVERYTHING!! I think it ought to be registered as a letal weapon due to its' weight!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize!!!!!!

Christine Schmidt said...

This tote is absolutely FABULOUS!! Love the treat bag & matching card-just adorable!! I always love your color combos--extremely creative. What don't I carry in my bag. With five daughters & one son my bag is always jam packed with EVERYTHING!! I think it ought to be registered as a lethal weapon due to its' weight!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize!!!!!!

Abi said...

Such a cute little tote! My DH has finally bought himself a manbag (they are all the rage here in Tenerife/Spain). My purse has a little tubular bag inside it with all my bits and pieces in it (lip balm, wet wipes, mirror, needle & thread etc). Thanks for the chance to win!

Marion said...

What an adorable tote. Whoever wins this is going to be especially lucky.

My handbag holds everything I consider essential to survival outside the home which, this morning, comprises: purse, keys, mobile phone, comb, small notebook, selection of pens, sun glasses (ever the optimist); current and [long] out-of-date shopping lists, receipts, sweet wrappers, two pieces of string, an elastic band (retrieved from the pavement where the post man dropped it), Polo mints, credit card wallet - which in turn holds a list of phone numbers, money-off coupons, gift vouchers, assortment of store and discount cards (12 in total) and bank notes - a tape measure, angina spray (two years out of date), picture of our cat, Lily, and an id pass (dated June 1985). If I dug right to the bottom of the side pockets there could well be a partridge in a pear tree also!!!!!

How embarrassing! Boy do I hope I never have to turn out the contents of my bag in a public place.

Marion,
UK

Heidi said...

Oh my! That bag is so adorable! I always have an ink pen my husband made in my purse. Thanks for a chance to win!

jeneaevan said...

I love that bag too!!!! Besides the usual wallet, sunglasses, keys, and cell phone, I usually end up carrying my 2-year-old daughter's beat up, floppy lovey, a lamb called Baby. She insists on taking it everywhere but lately she likes to have her hands free to "help" and to touch things while we shop. YIKES!

Sheri said...

Hey Mish! I LOVE your bag! It will find a loving home with me. I carry the usual, plus a baggie of coupons for restaurants, bookstores, scrapbook stores, etc... Thanks Mish!

Lynnette said...

This is too adorable, thanks for the chance to win. As for my purse, I recently TRIED to downsize, but I have everything in there, a wallet, an clutch wallet, make-up, checkbook, bills (need to get out the checkbook to pay those), many many pens (As many other papercrafters, I love office products, a cell phone, Advil, and a bunch of receipts. I definitely need to streamline further :) Thanks again and blessings to you.

Patsann said...

I just love that tote.I carry just about everything in my purse. Wallet toiletries,chapsticks,hand sanitizer,gum and empty wrapers, nail clippers,emoryboards,keys,cellphone,sinus pills,and MY COUPONS!

Peggy said...

I carry a special forces charm, my son is a green beret currently in Afghanistan and every time he goes, I carry this charm, attached to my zipper pull and its a small way for me to feel like I am supporting him, I take it off when he returns, corny perhaps, but it works for me!

karin m said...

I do carry a camera. My daughter is getting married and I might see an idea. i also carry fabric samples, paint chips and ribbon.

sharon said...

What a gorgeous tote! I have a tonne of stuff in my bag including keys, glasses, wallet, numerous pens, chocolate & a leatherman multi-functional tool (like a swiss army knife).

Tanya Frost said...

Your tote is gorgeous! I'm with Jordan, we are spoiled!
I carry my life in my purse.....I am not kidding, everybody's current list of medication(not that it is a lot), list of allergies(ditto), nail files, bank cards, current bills, but NO money. Who has money these days!
Thanks for the opportunity.

Tanya

Acie said...

Fuun question and i LOVE the prize!! the "man purse" comment made me giggle, im always talking about that. Not my "husband" but whats with us women carrying all the males items. I swear they have more stuff than we do half the time! Anywhos, my bags usually pretty empty because i change it so often but i tend never to leave without my lip gloss in there :P

Delia W said...

I ride the bike to work most days, so I have a backpack... so the wallet is where i keep the things that really matter.... In my wallet there is a Polaroid from a holiday where everybody just looks so happy...

Anonymous said...

Ohh, that bag is delicious! I love the Amy Butler fabric! Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win! The thing about my purse is that it is the only official "black hole" in the universe! I put something in my purse and it disappears! The next day it's back! It's really freaky.

Lisa H.

Genevieve said...

Fab fab bag!
I always have my iPhone & lip gloss in my bag, everything else belongs to by two daughters, toys sweets tissues etc LOL

Barbara V said...

I try to carry just the essentials in my purse, but the list of what is essential keeps expanding! I am sure your beautiful bag would help tons!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow that little tote is the cutest.
I have way to much in my purse but the one thing I have the most of is spare keys to my car. That is for the fear of locking my keys in my car. AS YOU HAVE GUESSED I HAVE DONE THAT ONE TO MANY TIMES TO MENTION.

Stephnaie

Mary Juckett said...

OH MY GOSH...I have to have this...Pick me, pick me....I carry a camera with me at all times....I have to take pictures of my meals, anything that is worth scrapbooking.....I HAVE TO WIN THIS.....

Mary

ninasays said...

Wow this is so cute! My purse is always too small to hold all the stuff I want to carry with me. Two things that come in handy are something to read and my agenda, so when I'm on the bus I can always write stuff down or read, so driving on the bus isn't just time wasted waiting! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

kathy e said...

Love your bag!! In my overstuffed purse, I always have coupons--Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns because you just never know when the urge to shop is going to get you.

Danisha said...

I have my vitamens in my purse! Don't leave home without them. They are GREAT!!!

Such a cute little tote! I can understand why your daughter would be upset! Mine would too! She loves this bag as well. She's standing over my shoulder asking if I win will I give it to her!!

Susan Lanthrip said...

What a cute tote! I have the usual...wallet, lipstick, calendar, pen and usually a couple of cars and other random toys that my 3 year old puts in there just in case he "needs" them while we are out.

buddhabear said...

That is the most sweet and sassy bag ever! Is there no end to your talents? As the mom of five small children I have to carry EVERYTHING in my purse. My favorite thing in my purse (besides $cash$) is PlayDoh! Yep I never leave home without a small can of Playdoh. All kids (and kids at heart) love playdoh! It has saved the day on numerous occassions!

Angela said...

I carry all my coupons to Archivers, Michael's and Joann's -- so that when I have a spare 15 minutes and I am in the area I can pick up something I really, really need :-)

Carol Lenkce said...

Great bag! Awesome fabric! My purse is always loaded with receipts!

Anonymous said...

Cute bag! i love the patches! I always have a little toy in my purse, so when we are out and the kids are done with their coloring and starting to fuzz, I surprise them with my little toy/game so they last for another 1/2 hr.!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jannette

Susi said...

I carry a blue ribbon my husband put in my desk drawer at work in 1987! We married in 1990!

Michelle said...

OMG! I would love, love, love a chance to win this gorgeous purse! I never win!! Here's another attempt;

One thing I always carry in my purse, besides the obvious wallet, cell phone and that sort of thing is my snack! LOL! I try really hard to eat healthy and it's hard to do that when I'm at the mall or Wally world so - I keep a healthy snack in there! Up till lately it was PB crackers so now it's a power bar! Sometimes I need that kick to reinforce my shopping power! LOL! Thanks for a great chance!

Col said...

Since my pocketbook is still a diaper bag I travel with a lot of stuff. But I do always have the newest Michaels coupon and coupon cards to my LSS handy in case I can make a quick stop to shop in my travels.

lauriewe said...

What a cute purse you made- love the clothes pin- must stop at dollar tree today! Now for an item in my purse- hmmm- Not being a purse person- I do not keep much in there- but I do always have my flylady wallet and my purple flylady pen!

Deb said...

such a pretty tote, you are so clever! I carry the usual, phone, tissues, wallet etc but the thing that really builds up in there are till receipts! I never remove them until I have to then I have enough paper to recycle into a small novel! Wish I could get into better habits but I tend to dump the purse until next time I need it to go out, hence nothing gets removed.

Lisa B. said...

Would you believe a gps?? I almost always have one on me, in the car or in my purse since we frequently geocache when we're out.

donna calamari said...

Your projects are awesome as always!!! You bring all the elements together so well. My bag contains my new must-have item -- a reuseable tote bag that folds up and snaps shut. Now, I never take plastic bags from stores and I never say that I left my reusesable bags in the car.

Anonymous said...

I carry lots & lots of coupons in my purse.

jen hayes said...

WOW you are so talented. nothing wierd about my purse just the normal junk. thanks for the chance to win this beautiful bag

heather said...

I love the tote and maybe if I won it, I would stop putting everything but the kitchen sink in by bag. I seem to pack everything into mine - keys, purse, phone, snacks, photos, a book, plasters, headache tablets, ointment for cuts, coloring pages & crayons for the kids.....and much more I won't go on! Thanks for the chance to win such a cute bag.

Lynn M said...

I used to pick up purses that I could put in a bottle and the top of the bottle would just pairly show out the top...now that my youngest is 3 - no longer need that functionality in my purse :) My older three are 11, 8 and 5. I keep as few things in my purse as possible. I have a business card holder in my purse and very rarely ever use it, but I keep it in there because it is in a cool little leather holder :)

Susan F said...

Tote is very nice... You will have to pass on the instructions for those of us who quilt as well. In my bag btw is NEVER BIG ENOUGH. The wallet, camera, planner, make up, small note cards incase I run into someone who is having a down day to hand out,receipts (believe me I clean them out every weekend)cell phone, tissues, small candies, advil,and I guess that's it. Now you see how I NEED that tote! Love checking into your blog you always have some fun things to share

Sandra O' said...

I love this bag - it is so cute! I am jealous that you can sew too. That is on my list of things to learn. I even bought an expensive sewing machine a few years back and as my husband reminds me 'it does a great job as a door stop in my spare room'
The newest thing that I carry around in my purse is a piece of card stock with the scribbles of all of my copic markers along with their names. It is great to have on hand if you are trying to match it up with paper and embellishments!!
Thanks for sharing!!

jazD said...

Love the tote! Such a beautiful color & pattern combination. I refuse to go to a bigger bag so I fill mine to the rim with my iPod & headphones, cell, wallet, bills, receipts, gum, lip balm & stick & gloss, hand cream & sanitizer, etc...what we do with out our bags??? Thanks for the opportunity & so sorry for your loss.

Mary said...

The tote is so cute!!! I carry so much stuff in my purse I don't even know where to start!! My camera, tissues, wallet, loose change, gum, cellphone... way too much stuff!!!

denean said...

That is the most adorable tote!!
My purse has it all - from my phone, to credit cards, a note pad for sketches, gum, candy and snacks for the kids, to do and to get lists, A C Moore coupons, and even a diaper!

Karen from Ontario said...

Very cute tote....I am so boring and so is my purse. Along with the typical money, credit cards, coupons, chap stick, I also carry hand wipes that I use all the time. I am trying my best to stay healthy this winter.

chris said...

That little purse is so cute! Something I tend to carry in my purse that's a little unusual is my e-book reader. You never know when you might be stuck in a place waiting so I always have it with me just in case.

Abby V. said...

There are many things that I put in my purse, that things get lost in there! But one of the most important things I carry in my purse is Gentle Naturals Eczema cream. My 5 month old has really bad eczema and I was at my wit's end trying to find a cream that wasn't so greasy but would do a good job keeping his rash in check. Thanks for the chance to win this--it really is a cute bag!

Marlou said...

oh this is just beautiful Michelle :) thanks for all your fabulous inspiration :)
Well in my purse is just the normal girly things, my lippy and powder compact, mobile phone, keys and 4 different purses {I loooove purses} ooh also usually some headache tablets :) x

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Mish, this is too cute! I love it! Let's see....something that's always in my purse is JoAnn Fabrics current coupon in case we happen to go that direction and it seems always something of the boys's that they want me to "hold" for them.

Janine said...

First of all I have purses in almost every color imaginable. I LOVE purses... I even have purses inside of purses. In my purse are always 5-6 different lipsticks.. always!!

Cassandra said...

First of all, that is the most adorable bag ever!! I can see why Jordan is crazy about it. My purse... I always try to have some lip gloss and gum stashed away - but as you said, the kids are always stealing the gum. I also love to have nice smelling lotion and of course my cell phone and wallet. Usually a pen and a hair clip or elastic, and some kleenex tissue, too. And I always have a bunch of receipts in there when I haven't cleaned it out in a while.

Theresia said...

Hi Michelle,
What I carry in my purse, don't laugh a playmobil booklet, in case I take one of my girls somewhere they don't like they can read, a box of drop, pictures of my girls oh there is so much that's why it is to heavy. :)

Trudy said...

Wow, this is funny! I carry a purse but I don't carry a wallet. So you can only imagine what you see when you open my purse. However, cluttered as it may be, it is organized. I always make sure I have money in my purse....advil....and the cell phone! Cute tote, I hope I win!

Jennifer Bradley said...

This is soooooo cute - I use to sew - but haven't done it in so long - your purse is adorable and the fabric is perfect!!!!

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win and inspiring me to get out me sewing machine!!!

Anonymous said...

What's in my purse? Everything but the kitchen sink! But, besides the usual wallet, keys and lipstick, are Weight Watchers books! I joined a few months back and every week, they give you a new little booklet; in the purse they go, (never to be read)! Yikes, a lot of good they do there...time to clean them out!
I love your tote....hmmmm, perfect size for WW booklets, LOL (w/o the candy of course!).
Kathy Camasso

Pamela S. said...

I usually have a dog leash in my purse because not only do I have three little dogs of my own but I also own a grooming business.

Mish, your projects are scrumptious! These fabrics are over the top gorgeous and as usual your presentation is in impeccably good taste!

Thank you for all you put into your blog!

Pamela S.

Em's Places said...

OMG that is just gorgeous. WOW.
OK, I always carry totes because as a mom I have others to carry for. So in my purse besides all my things (wallet, make up, cellphone, etc..) are always wipes and hand sanitizer, to name a couple.
Gorgeous bag. WOW
Thanks,
emily

Connie M. said...

What's in my purse--everything that you'd expect of a mother of a six year old boy: candy, empty gum packages,hand lotion, chapstick, Happy Meal toys, Matchbox cars, cell phone, tissues, son's gloves, Blackberry, advil, lollipops, wallet, etc.

I was once in a business meeting and I was looking for a pen and pulled out a Matchbox car--got a huge laugh from the crowd.

Absolutely love the bag-as usual, you continue to inspire us! Have a great day, Mish.

Connie M.

Susan said...

Oh that is absolutely gorgeous!!! Those colors, the fabric, the cute ribbon!! My own purse is probably about the same size so all I can fit is my wallet, keys and cell phone. And I like it that way! ;-)

Julie Cameron said...

I carry the bare minimum...my hubby bought me a beautiful little Coach purse after my daughter was born and its a type of mail bag so it doesn't fit a whole lot....the way I like it. The bigger it is, the more crap I can fit in it!

Mary Duffek said...

I am always teased for what is in my purse. "Everything but the Kitchen sink." LOL! The basics if you have kids, kleenex, tylonal, mini hand sani, bandaids....i pod, cell phone, etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Your tote is adorable!! My purse is full of the usual things, but I do have several tubes of lip gloss in it was well. I just read the big news on Nichole's blog. I live an hour away from Orlando, so I will be there. I am looking forward to meeting you.

Debbie S

snarflemarfle said...

I have a "mom" purse...baby wipes, pacifier and a toy to keep the baby occupied!

I LOVE your little tote. The fabric is delicious!

diane mcvey (dinobomp@aol.com) said...

OH*MY*GOODNESS*!!!! This is THE cutest tote EVER! I LOVE the colors, and it is just TOO divine! :D
I carry dental floss in my purse, as I cannot stand to have anything lodged between my teeth! :p And I gave all my grown kids sanitizer wipes for Xmas so they would have them to throw in their purses/man purses (yes, my boys use man purses!) Your creation is TO DIE FOR...someone VERY fortunate will win this and I hope it's me!!! :D

Mary Jo said...

Besides all the *normal* stuff...I ususally have my son's Nintendo DS and of course a snack of some kind! Love, Love, Love the bag, my fav colors! Thanks!

mommyabbytommy said...

Wow! I LOVE that tote. It's so adorable. My purse, hmmm. I have recently downsized the purse I carry because I put so much JUNK in it. Presently I have hand sanitzer in there. I've become a bit of a germ a phobe and like to have some fab smelling coconut lime verbena gel throughout my day!!

Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Heather Curoe said...

I carry my favorite tea- Tazo Wild Sweet Orange. I can always order hot water anywhere I eat and have my cup of goodness! I had to laugh at the empty gum wrapper comment- that is so true! Those kiddos steal it every time! I LOVE the tote. It is so neat. Thanks for giving it away.

Donna said...

Interesting question, and a sweet little bag! Hmmm...Never stopped to think...Starbucks card, coupons, bandaid, craft magazine, ink pens(many), SF Weuthers candies, blood sugar meter, calendar...Doesn't sound like much, but the bag is large enough to accomodate my lunch also! Thanks for the chance!!!

Lori said...

I love your tote! The fabrics are so pretty. I can totally relate to the gum comment. I always try to have gum in my purse but my son always takes it!

Michelle said...

Your tote is adorable! I love your blog and your ideas just make my head spin. I don't have a creative bone in my body, so I just love to look at all these great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!
As for what is in my purse, sshhhh, don't tell "my dad" - I have become my mother. When I was younger my mom had so many bank envelopes in her purse. Each envelope had a purpose (insurance, car payment, etc.) Well when you open my purse all you see are envelopes, but they don't have a purpose they are empty! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle

Sherri Wilson said...

I love your tote!! The fabrics are so pretty. One item that I have to carry around with me these days is my reading glasses - with my over 40 eyes these have become my new best friend.

Karin G said...

What a beautiful tote!
It sounds totally boring but I have hand sanitizer in my purse (I hate getting sick)...handy so that I can clean up before I snack on something while on my drive back from the store. Potato chip anyone? How about a cookie?

Eveline said...

What a lovely give away. I'm glad you have enough material for a second bag. I wouldn't like to see it leave the house either if I were your daughter. But I would love to welcome it in my house!
The thing I can't do without is my hand lotion. I have, especially in winter, very dry hands and that feels so aweful so out comes the lotion.
Eveline.

Brenda said...

I LOVE your little tote so much!!! The colors are out of this world and the patchwork design, oh my! It's beautiful!
As a mom of a toddler I always have baby wipes in my purse. they're great for wiping sticky fingers after a snack or wiping the grocery cart handles before my little one rides.

Nancy said...

Love the tote and the goodies, too! Right now in my purse I have a set of Nestabilities (might need when I'm shopping for a project), a VHS tape of my 4-yr-old nephews singing their ABC's (they are now 26!), Michael's coupons, and various other things that we need to tote around with us!

Rose said...

Mmmmmm.......the one item in my purse that I make sure is always there is a stone from a beach in Wales Great Britain. Its my comfort stone that I hold in my hand when things get overwhelming.

Julia said...

What an adorable bag! I always have to have a pen and paper in my purse, and a chapstick!

Jara said...

After years of practice, I have only essentials in my purse: wallet, keys, tissue, lip stuff,hand sanitizer, pens checks cash....

However, I have EVERYTHING ELSE stashed in my car! When I have to leave it overnight for service or repairs, it takes me a half hour to move stuff. It kills me!

But, I'm not toting all that weight on my shoulders! Love love love the tote, so excited to see quilting fabric on a paper crafting post! Love it. hope I win it. hee hee!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I haven't sewn in years, but this is pretty inspiring!

Doreen said...

GORGEOUS bag!!! It amazes me the stuff you actually make......so much talent!

Tracy said...

That tote is fab, Michelle! I am not sure I could part with it! I am a minimalist when it comes to my purse, the lighter the better! But it usually is stuffed with stamp store receipts and coupons for AC Moore, lol!

nichole said...

what a fabulous tote! Well my bag is the all purpose bag. I have my cute diaper and wipes carrier, hand sanitizer, toys, wallet, sunscreen and bug spray, gum, crayons and paper, extra mittens etc.

suestamps said...

No matter how big or small my purse, I always have at least 1 lipstick (most times it's more like 5 or 6), a lip liner (or 2 or 3 or 4), and lip gloss (again - numerous glosses). Of course, I can't go anywhere without my credit cards, planning calendar, and note pad in my purse. Since I am somewhat of a computer geek, I also almost always carry a USB memory stick in my purse as well - it has come in very handy!

Love your bag - you are soooo talented!

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