I am lucky enough to hang out with some pretty talented and crafty people; here are just two I think you should know about:
One of my besties Jess (with another friend, Phoebe) just launched her own range of canvas bags. The bags are designed in Australia and finished with genuine leather. They all have nifty interior pockets, including one just for your drink bottle. I’d stash a small pair of scissors and a crochet hook inside of course.
My crafty friend Thouraya has a range of vintage-inspired clothing for little ones called Amelie and Atticus. She makes adorable capes, dresses and bloomers and has two of the cutest models around. You can check out her handmade pieces at Shorties in Newton, Sydney or online in her Etsy Store. She blogs her creative adventures too. (Check out the costumes she makes!)