Here's my problem though. I have an awesome Kapoochi baby bag which has pockets for EVERYTHING including hidden ones (for secure items) I didn't even realise were there for 6 months! To make something adequate I would have to raise the bar SO high it became unattainable.
But now my son is over one year old, and I'm the only Mum I know still carrying around panadol, change mats, hats, spare clothes, and everything else, most places I go "just in case".
I'm one of those people who has always had a MacGyver handbag. You know, if I were stuck in an broken elevator I would probably have something suitable for opening the door, saving everyone on board the elevator and anyone in need of a pen or a nail file in the meantime.
So it's difficult for me to downgrade to a smaller bag.
I don't often fall in love with "handmade bags", and I instantly cringe at the word "tote" 'cause I'm simply wayyyy too cool for that... or at least that's some kind of left-brain/right-brain message happening in my life.
Despite having some ridiculously large metreage of this fabric, I cut into it and got started!
It began with this:
Which turned into the inside... (note the fabulous decorative stitching around the top, yes, leaves on leaves, it's so quaint and I *love* having decorative stitches!)
One day I'll add buttons, sure, but it's the first step to letting go of the baby bag.
What do you think?