One of the most unwelcome things about motherhood is the fact that I have to lug a huge bag full of stuff around with me EVERYWHERE I go.
Admittedly it’s not as bad as it used to be, but I still routinely have nappies, an Elmo beaker, snacks, assorted books, bibs and cutlery, wipes etc. etc as well as all my own gubbins dangling about my person.
My old velvet carpet bag bought on Portobello Market is finally giving up the ghost and so I desperately need a new bag.
If it were winter I would be buying this gorgeous hand-felted messenger bag by the super-talented Jamie Irene. (I first saw these at the Urban Craft Uprising and they’re marvellous – beautiful soft felting with really lovely heavy distressed leather straps).
Unfortunately, having said all that we’re just, finally, coming into summer, and it so isn’t the season for felted wool. Has anyone got any good ideas for where I can find a gorgeous summer-weight messenger bag?