I planned to get suitcases and baggage put away in the closets and other storage locations before my mom arrives next month. I am further than half way to my goal! Two suitcases are put away in the closet. The remaining suitcases have random things that will be dealt with when the novelty of playing in the yard and on the driveway at 61 degrees wears off... Hmmm, that might get done after supper! The snack totes are in the kitchen. Toiletry items are in the bathrooms.
There is a piece missing in the puzzle of what my next project is. You see, I need help. LOTS and LOTS of help!!! I love taking my camera with me - everywhere! I do not like the camera bag that I have. I have a standard black camera bag that you could find at nearly any retail location that sells run of the mill camera accessories. This problem is multi-faceted, though. First, I don't want to spend big bucks on some fancy schmancey bag. Second, I want it to be big enough to carry my camera body, both my lenses (and room for a potential wide angle lens I might start lobbying for... shhhh!!!), lens cleaner, and a few extra things like a small wallet, keys, mints, etc - making room for purse essentials! Third, I want it to be able to close securely, but I want my camera to be easily accessible to grab before the moment is gone. Fourth, I want it to be perfect - sort of.
So, here's the deal. I have all these pieces of what I want and don't want. I am willing to even sew my own and I have the fabric, stabilizer, padding and the ability to find the other assorted notions needed to do it. What I don't have is a plan.
I need help creating a plan. What do you love or hate about the camera bag that you carry? If you could design a better camera bag, what would you change, add, remove, etc? Tell me what you think would make a great bag! I want to get working on one but I wonder what you all think. HELP!!
Now, I KNOW that there are quite a few of you out there who come on over and take a peek and see what our family is up to lately. You like to "stay in touch." I'm all for that! That is why I write this darn thing - so that when you see the kids the next time they won't seem like giants!! (Well, they'll still seem like giants, but at least you could pick them out of a line-up!) So, all of you out there who think that you have nothing to add... please tell me ANYTHING that could help! Just click on the "jumping in the leaves with us" at the bottom of this post and help me create my awesome camera bag! There'll be a little something in it for all of you... MORE PICTURES of the kids and where we go! Since I will keep my camera with and ready all the time! See... I aim to please! Well, off I go to start drawing out some preliminary plans... Don't leave me hangin' too long!