Caz loves her Vituri Urban Handbag by Cropper Hopper. Up until she bought this bag she has always been a small purse on a strap, keys and phone in the back pocket kinda girl. There was never anywhere to hold an emergency hairbrush for the kids, tissues, a pen, or any of the other incidentals that the 'good mothers' always seemed to have on them. lol.
This gorgeous bag changed all this. Possible for the worse. Now there is a space for everything, Caz finds she is carting around more stuff than she probably needs. Sudoku book and pencil for waiting in the car for the kids, panadol, hand-cream, lipstick (not that she wears it), a space for a can of coke (excellent thinking on the designers part) and even that air drying hand cleaner stuff, she has definitely crossed over to the "good (slightly obsessive) Mummy side".
The best thing about the bag however is the removable sleeve which holds photos of her kids. It is such a conversation starter. People are always commenting on what a great idea it is, even complete strangers in the check-out queue. The photos are held in a plastic sleeve which is waterproof and slips out easily when you want to change them.
Here are the specs on the bag -
* Three external photo windows for showing off your loved ones
* Metal feet on the bottom provide durability and stability
* Large zippered pouch
* Zipper to close the bag has concealed magnets for finely tailored appearance
* Rear external pocket for easy access
* Elegant and stylish lining throughout
* Detachable matching key chain with photo window
* Pen loops
* Convenient pockets for credit cards, mobile phone and glasses
* Durable faux-leather finish
Dimensions 15.5" x 4.25" x 8.25"
The sturdy yet lightweight album bag is more than big enough to hold all the things you would need for a crop night. There is ample room inside to hold work in progress albums and paper carriers. Inside there are also 3 mesh pockets that velcro shut, a place to safely store your paper trimmer and elastic pen holders.
There is a large zippered pocket on the outside and the top of the bag zippers shut. It also comes with a detachable shoulder strap.
note to self: measuring approx 40cm x 40cm it would also make a great carry on bag for a flight.
This fabulous embellishment case from Love You More is made from translucent plastic so you can easily see what is inside without opening it. It has six sections which each contain a stack of generous sized screw together embellishment containers.
This storage system is perfect for keeping your brads, eyelets, beads etc separate yet contained together, all ready to throw in your bag to take to crops.
Acrylic stamps are one of those items that always seem to get lost or mislaid and are crying out for a good storage solution. This fab little folder is a Stamp Carrier Starter Kit from Crop-in-Style and is exactly that - a solution. With five pockets to store acrylic stamps, and scope to add more of them this folder is fab! The pockets are clear so that you can see just what you have inside each and with the velcro flap over each they're never in danger of becoming unstuck or slipping out and getting lost.
The Cropper Hopper 12 x 12 paper holder is possibly Mel's most favourite storage item that she owns. It's fabulous for storing patterned paper and plain cardstock and sits neatly on a shelf for handy access. The holder is made from a really strong plastic and also comes in a 6x6, 8x8 and 8.5X11 size, which makes the smaller sizes great for holding paper pads or offcuts to keep for a later date.
One of the very first storage solutions Mel bought was this Cropper Hopper 12x12 Supply Case in blue (it is also available in black or ice). Still going strong it houses patterned paper/cardstock (in the underneath section) and various tools and embellishments in the top section.
Now though, one of these cute little AMM storage totes houses the majority of Mel's tools. It has a turntable on the bottom (attached with a strong magnet) which means you can swing the tote around while it sits on your work area - perfect for reaching items from the other side. There are many pockets and compartments of various sizes and the middle section is really handy to keep larger tools in (such as a cutter) or even a work in progress mini album.