Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Throw It In The Bag

My husband carries only a few things with him. He’s super low-maintenance, and I like him a lot for that. But, every once in a while, he’ll need some help carrying his stuff. And he’ll ask if I can put his cell phone, or keys, or whatever, in my bag.

Which is when I say to him:

What, you mean
this bag?

Women and our bags. A force to be reckoned with, as many have discovered. The pursuit and purchase of the perfect bag is akin to finding a partner: complementary, not overshadowing, and fun, yet practical. Bags are objects of derision by some - though not all - male partners, who themselves having appropriate pockets in almost all of their clothing, do not understand the need for bags - until the time that they do. Which is when, ladies, I would suggest you implement the strategy outlined above.

The question, “Do you really need another bag?” comes not only from my husband, but from myself, as I constantly try to maintain a semblance of order at home. But, the opportunity to create my very own bag, sewn on my very own sewing machine (which was a gift from said husband’s family, so I should really stop making fun), was presented by a friend and fellow crafter. She coached me as I created this truly fabulous bag (the Taxi Tote from
Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner).

I knew this bag was a hit when my husband said it was a “real bag.”


  1. Great bag! You did a good job!!

  2. My wife often makes me stop on the streets of New York as she inspects bags on the corner... maybe this is a better approach!

  3. That's gorgeous. Is the pattern online by any chance? Your pattern placement is perfect. BTW, did you notice we have almost the same blog design?

  4. I don't think it's online, but I'll try to remember to check. I might also be able to figure out a way to make you a copy and send it... Our blogs *are* very similar - except you're doing better things with interactivity! I'll try to teach you to knit from across the world and you can show me how to make my blog cooler ;)