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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer and writer

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I have a Cath Kidston obsession from looking at this… I do! Their trinkets and purses have become (well received) present staples within my extended family. This probably only shows about 25% of my stash. I love it!

  1. Notebook and pen; I seem to collect notebooks of all shapes and sizes – this one is just right for my handbag.
  2. Nutrogena concentrated hand cream.
  3. Purse, actually a Cath Kidston business card holder but I like small purses that restrict the number of cards I lug around.
  4. iPhone 4 and Cath Kidston cover. My life is in this phone.
  5. Hot pink lipstick.  I bought this for a fancy dress party but found it looks kinda cute everyday. It’s No. 17 ‘If you please’.
  6. Pepe Jeans wayfarer sunnies, I got these three summers ago and still love them.
  7. Janome swan scissors. They’re so sharp and satisfying to cut yarn with. I know, I’m weird.
  8. New pair of slipper socks i’m working on. Also pictured is a cable needle (masquerading as a stitch holder) and Hiya Hiya 9″ circular needles. My favourite way to knit socks.
  9. My travel knitting bag, really a Cath Kidston wash bag. I’m an unconventional consumer! This is just right for a small project, a ball of yarn and there’s a nifty mesh pocket inside for my nick nacks and notions.
  10. Current lip balm, I love Carmex or Cocoa Butter lip balms too, if I can find them. Something else I hoard.
  11. Re-usable shopping bags, yes, two!
  12. Keys!
  13. The rest of my knitting paraphernalia; Knit pro DPN’s, darning needle, hair clip (to control my wayward fringe) and my favourite stitch markers from Stephcuddles. You might not be able to tell, but they’re tiny tea cups!

So, that’s it. It’s surprisingly therapeutic doing a post like this, I’ve learnt I’ve got serious obsessional tendencies, haha. What do you keep in your handbag or craft bag? Do you hoard anything?

  1. Sophie 10 April 2012, 11:04 pm

    An unconventional consumer! Love it, a girl after my own heart ;)

    I’d love to do one of these bag posts, but my bag is sooo messy that I can never imagine getting it all laid out neatly like this, hehe.

    Love the tiny teacups :)


    • Jess 11 April 2012, 10:37 am

      haha, I did leave out all the receipts and crumbs! I’ve downsized my handbag (and it’s contents) massively in the last few years, after realising my purse was as big as a brick and I didn’t need 100 loyalty cards. :)

  2. Faye 17 April 2012, 4:04 pm

    Cute! I like this idea for a post. I can’t say I hoard anything out of the ordinary, though I do like to keep hairgrips handy for holding stitches when cabling.

    I have nominated you for a blogging award – if you will accept it! You can see the details here :)

    • Jess 17 April 2012, 8:21 pm

      That’s a great idea for hair-clips, Faye! I’m more conventional in my use of them, lol. I’ll remember it next time I’ve lost my cable needle down the side of the sofa.

      Thanks for the blog award too, that’s so sweet of you. I love the yarn bomb shots of Bristol on yours.

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