Following the recent post of the trinket pockets for my boy, I thought I would reveal the ‘antibag’ which has become my constant companion. As a mum of a 2.5 year old boy who loves to run, I find myself needing to be pretty ‘hands free’ when I undertake any activity outside the house. I need one hand to hold on to him, firmly, and the other to do everything else. I also find that throughout the morning (or afternoon), I need different things at different times. At the supermarket, I need my phone and a bank card, at the park I need my phone and my camera, then we might go for a swim and I need some money and a comb etc, etc… you get the picture. Hence, the antibag has been born. It is just a sling with a large carabiner, from which hangs all the other little pockets which I keep in a larger pocket in the car. This little collection is (from left to right), a pocket for bank card and a bit of cash, a pocket for my camera, a pocket for my trusty Iphone and a slightly larger pocket for lip balm, a comb and yes, a little bit of make up. The great thing is I just mix and match the pockets for whatever I need and I keep them on my hip with the strap going across my body. Easy peasy. What I need, only when I need it, no hands and to be honest, what seems to be a simpler way of organising my stuff because I’m not carrying around stuff I don’t need. I have had lots of comments, especially from those nice people at IKEA where I bought the fabric.
I still have a few more to make, for sunglasses and such and some modifications to sort out. But it works, really it does.