The Power of Cute

Let me say right off the top that the next few photos have absolutely nothing to do with crafting. Nothing, nada, not a thing. However, I figured since I take a lot of pictures and perhaps you also take a lot of photos, you might enjoy getting a closer look at my latest fabulous find.

I was in Wolf Camera the other day to buy some photo paper and when I walked past the camera bags, this little beauty caught my eye.  It's made by Jill.e and it's totally adorable, functional, stylish and just plain cute to boot. Ahem, so much for that photo paper.

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The bag is a delicious yellow leather with a bone colored croc-like trim exterior. It's got dual carrying handles as well as a really comfortable detachable shoulder strap. It's wonderfully waterproof too. 

Take a look at the photo below for a peak inside at the fun polka dot print lining. I love that. There are several Velcro dividers and well-padded compartments so I'm sure my gear will be safe and snug. Isn't that a cute little detachable zippered purse too? Great for personal items like money, makeup or whatever.

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The little netted strip of pockets in the cover flap looks like it was designed to store film cannisters. Now that does make me wonder how many people out there are actually still using film in this digital camera age.  Since I stopped using film a few years ago, I'll just use these slots to hide a few pieces of leftover Halloween candy.  Hey, sometimes I just need a sweet and tasty energy source.

Anyway, I love that there's room to store a little bit of everything in the bag and all the great spaces in the base can be configured to fit your equipment size needs.  Also, did I mention the bag is just so darn cute?

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When I find something I love, I love to share it with everyone who'll listen, or in this case everyone who'll keep reading.  Glad you're still with me on this.  I really think my gear looks so much cuter sitting in this bag, don't you? 

Notice the recurring "cute" theme going on here?

Now don't get me wrong, I didn't go into the store looking or a new bag, remember I was out to buy some 20-dollar photo paper. Come to think of it, I've never held anything against my old camera bag. I don't even think I needed a new camera bag.  In fact, I didn't need one. That is until I saw the yellow one.

Sorry old black bag, the writing was on the wall the minute I walked into that camera store.

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I think you can see how I got to this point, and I suspect you've been in my shoes at one time or another. OK, I'll admit it. I do have a fair weakness for pretty storage and yellow is my favorite color. That last point just happened to be a very convenient selling point, by the way. Not that I needed any convincing though, because this cute yellow bag had me at hello.

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So, now it's out with my old boring, black masculine camera bag that I've had for years-and in with my new feminine, fabulous, fully functional and oh, so cute replacement.

Hmmm, like I always say, "never underestimate the power of cute".  I sure don't.

  • Jennifer Paganellli

    ok Lisa I just saw your take on Raggedy Ann how wonderful..so special…and of course I love the new bag…wishes for a special weekend…Jennifer

  • Aleida Franklin

    I went in search of that bag and found it. It’s so beautiful! I want it and I don’t have a camera for it yet!

  • Joy

    The power of cute indeed!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog Lisa. šŸ™‚ I sure am enjoying my visit over here – your photographs are lovely!
    Joy

  • Gabrielle

    Your rignt that bag is toooo cute!! Now…first I got to get the camera so I will need the bag…anyways thanks for visiting my blog and commenting…I got halfway down on yours and had to comment on the cute YELLOw…I love yellow too on your bag.

  • Joelle Dolce Bebe

    I LOVE that bag! so soft & so Vogue! Love it!
    Love your blog too!
    Best Wishes ~
    Joelle

  • Penny

    You are right!! Major upgrade in the cute category!!!! This is a CAMERA case????? I would use that as an everyday bag, being the organizational freak I am!!!

  • davidmurphy

    WOW, THAT is gooddie bag, i love it.
    about your photo good style and a perfect shot.
    a perfect photo graph.

  • Aina

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you so much for an incredible sweet message that you left me!! I feel really honoured and happy :)))
    Yes, your bag looks beautiful, fun colour!And it seems to be the perfect fit for all your stuff. Great to find something that you immediately fall in love with, i can feel you enthusiasm !! šŸ™‚
    Enjoy your week Lisa,
    Aina x

  • Cre8Tiva

    i must go find one of these now…cut is the right word…blessings, rebecca

  • Cassi

    I’ve tagged ya if you’d like to play!

  • milkcan

    Now, that’s what I call a camera bag! Work it, girl!

  • Stacey

    I had no idea camera bags were so stylish these days. I might have to update mine. thanks for sharing!!!

  • Emma

    That bag is great! I love finding functional things that are stylish…and I always think it’s a plus when they aren’t what everyone else has!

  • gena

    Oh dear! And we are in the market for a new camera. I’ll just have to take this bag to go with it! So darling.

  • gena

    Oh dear! And we are in the market for a new camera. I’ll just have to take this bag to go with it! So darling.

  • Di

    LUVVVV that bag! It is so darn cute! Got my mind realing on making one…..LOL! Um fabriholic did you say? I am one! I have made the first step! I love fabric. I love to feel it and buy it!
    Thanks for stopping in at Petticoat Junction. Great blog! I am adding to my faves.
    xoxo
    Di

  • sheree

    Hi!! Hope you don’t mind, but I am tagging you. šŸ™‚ If you’d like to play along, please check my blog. šŸ™‚
    Happy Sunday,
    Sheree

  • Michelle Cummings

    I know what you mean! I’ve taken pic’s of new craft materials or a plate of food. In the past, pic’s were taken with the though of how they would look on a lay out, now the first thing I think about is my blog! lol!

  • Karla

    Ok…WAY CUTE!!!!!! I would LOVE one of those for my camera! Of course I don’t have nearly enough gear. Gotta get a zoom lens LOL!!! šŸ™‚
    Congratulations honey! GORGEOUS!!!
    -Karla

  • traci

    ok – that is the cutest camera bag i have ever seen. thanks so much for sharing. now i feel a trip to wolf camera coming on.

  • Elaine Tutman

    The bag is gorgeous – the butterscotch and cream colors are a feast to the eye. It’s great when an item is not only useful but beautiful as well. Now you can set your creative thinking to finding something nice to do with the old camera bag.

  • jocelynne

    oh dear, i have to pretend i didn’t see that…why do camera bags have to be so ugly? now, the girl who made that yellow one is onto something.

  • melissa @ the inspired room

    That is cute with a capital C. For sure!
    How could you ever go back to that basic black bag? This new yellow one is so much cuter. Now I am ashamed of my black bag. Look what you’ve done! I never thought of a camera bag as needing to be cute or stylish! Had I not seen that yellow bag I never would’ve thought I needed one. That is why I try not to go shopping!
    But, now I know. Yellow camera bags are totally cute. I want one. Now.
    xo,
    Melissa

  • Staci

    Ooooh! How stylish is that?! Love it Lisa!

  • Karin

    I love that bag!!! Now I have another thing to add to my “must get one of those” list!
    Your blog is fantastic!

  • Miz Booshay

    What a cool bag! You are darling and will look fabulous!

  • Brandi Ginn

    That IS SO darling! Did it come in any other colors? I just might have to get one of those!
    I’ve got TONS of proofing to do but I’ll be back to visit again šŸ˜‰

  • heather

    If you’ve got to have an impulse buy, this was a pretty darn good choice! Love it!

  • Tawnya

    Ok you and I have a lot in common… I have that same camerea bag… the big black one… it is not so pretty…. now I probably will start saving my pennies and picking me up one of those fabulous pretty camera bags… very very cute for sure! Now… we dont have a wolf camera… I wonder if Ritz Camera has them… or next time we are in NY I can find a Wolf camera šŸ™‚
    Tee Hee šŸ™‚ Love cute things!

  • Mary

    Love the new camera bag! I think everyone deserves a bag more in line with her/his personality and style.

  • sheree

    Oh, this is gorgeous!! I want this bag, in red!! I’ll have to look for that online and put that on my wish list! You enjoy that cutie. šŸ™‚

  • Sara Duckett

    Ohhh! I love this! I may have to get one, or at least put it on my Christmas list. šŸ™‚

  • Rosie

    That bag is the best! You will look so good toting that around. And i bet it even has that “new car smell” šŸ™‚

  • Erin Rippy

    That’s so stylish, no one would ever suspect it’s a camera bag. Everyone will think you have a hip and cool handbag. And such a yummy shade of butternut yellow. It makes me think of cake batter before it goes in the oven … you know, the kind you scrape the bottom of the bowl and lick off your fingers!

  • lisa

    I LOVE that bag! It is so gorgeous, oh yeah, and “cute” too. Would make a nice Christmas present to go with the new camera I am asking for.
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Rachel Brooke

    yellow is my favorite color, so of course im practically drooling over this bag!!

  • adrienne

    HA! That bag is GORGEOUS!!!! Who needs photo paper right? LOL

  • Norma Kennedy

    Oh my goodness Lisa, This is just deliciously beautiful !!!! I have been in search of the perfect bag and I thought I knew what I wanted but thanks to you Hummmmm I think I might have to change my mind and consider something as sweet as this one :’)
    Norma

  • PLT

    Wow:
    That is cute. Perhaps there will be one under my tree, in purple with a camera to go with it. I sure hope Santa is listening. Love the post, and it has everything to do with crafting. Sometimes cool stuff is a muse. And why not spread the word to others who want to be stylishly crafty.
    PLT