The Almost Perfect Bag


I think this week will roll by pretty quick for us. It’s already Tuesday and I thought it was just Saturday yesterday! Today’s post I want to share a little simple card above using Mojo Monday’s sketch and digital paper from the DigiChick by Nikki Epperson: Remember These Days, and I want to show you something that the hubby got for me… a yellow camera-handbag!

I’ve been wanting a new bag for a while. When I was still working, one of my friends and I talked about handbag shopping but we never did. Yellow’s my most favorite color and last fall I kept seeing all these beautiful yellow handbags and have been wanting to get one since. Last week while Net browsing I came upon this one at Joules (here’s the US store but waaay more expensive!!) and when I went to the store last weekend I was in love and today I got to bring one home!

This is why I want this bag… A month before we left the US I bought this Kata bag. It’s a camera + laptop backpack. I love it and it’s great for traveling but it’s just not so girlie to carry around on a daily basis. I still have the Crumpler 4 million, still love it, but I use that mostly for the Canon XTi/450 which I carry around most often on our little outtings. I’ve been looking at Etsy for more of a girlie bag and through it I found a store that I love: Ketti Handbags. She use to sell on Etsy but she’s now running her business through her personal site. I’ve been stalking her sit for forever, trying to get on the wait list, but it’s always full (aka the link for the wait list was disabled due to her not taking anymore orders), and I thought I was going to get one this week per her announcement but her store is still not open and there’s no waiting list as of the end of Sept. Darn!!

So when I found the Joules bag I was very excited. Not only was it simple it was yellow and the size that I need to insert the padding from my Kata backpack, which comes out. If you’re interested in using your handbag for a camera bag, go to B&H and they have all sorts of inserts.

Joules Handbag

The price was a bit less than Ketti too so to me it was all around great. Here’s how my purse looks with Nic in it + 17-50mm, some diapers and a 50mm lens:


I’m not the kind of mom with all sorts of stuff in the diaper bag. I don’t have a proper diaper bag. When we go places, even for a whole day trip, I just carry wipes and a few diapers. I figured there are stores everywhere and if Jovie makes a mess I’d just grab something on sale. So in my bag there are always these items: Purse, key chain on change and ID wallet, small baby wipe container, 2-3 diapers, bottle and phone. With my new bag I can also add the camera insert, a camera body with a lens, up to two extra lens and accessories. Most likely though I’d just take two lens and no accessories. When we go on big trips I’ll still use the Kata bag since I’ll be hauling my laptop with me.

It’s a great, big bag. I think it’d be better if the zippered part is a bit longer cause I can’t stick my check book in there. People still take checks ya know {::SMILES}. Have a good one and I hope this post inspires you to find a big bag for your camera carrying needs.

7 thoughts on “The Almost Perfect Bag

  1. Savitri, you sound like my kind of girl! Simple! I don’t mean that in a bad way at all. It’s just that there are so many things in life to enjoy. Why burden yourself down with a bag full of things you MIGHT need, when you’ve, always, got to have your diapers and camera :).

  2. I almost did not read this post. So glad that I did. I’m not in the market for a camera, but I like a nice functional bag. I’ve been on the hunt for a proper, feminine laptop bag. Also, I hadn’t thought to check out B&H. Thanks for all of the links.

    Oh, and I admire your simplicity as well. Just makes sense.

  3. Great card! Love the sentiment! And I LOVE that bag! I too, love yellow (my purse is yellow right now) and this bag size looks perfect for what I need! I will have to check those out! Thanks! 🙂

    1. Love this card’s simplicity but it still packs such a punch of color and fun (just like that gorgeous bag!!) You are so much like me…I finally invested in a good camera and the first thing I did was find a super cute bag for it. No boring camera bags for us krafty girls!! Hope all is well!

  4. Oh, I love love love your fun new bag! And the card too! Such fun colors and mix of patterns! So do you have a Canon Rebel XTi and a Nikon? Or am I mis-reading, which is totally what I do. Haha! I’m looking into cameras right now… my husband promised me I could get a DSLR soon… actually he promised me I could get one when we have kids but I told him we needed to practice before we have kids. Hah!

  5. Hope you don’t mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don’t already know!) We’d love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We’re also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too!

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