Katie Abey Magical Mystery Bag

Having an Instagram account has introduced me to a wonderful world of colourful creators. I’m forever stumbling across talented illustrators, admiring their beautiful feeds and wanting to purchase EVERYTHING in their stores. Katie Abey is one of my favourites. I have adored her bright, vibrant and witty designs for a while now, I mean how could I not love them, her work combines two of my favourite things: puns & colour.

So you can imagine my excitement when I saw a photo of Katie’s Magical Mystery Bag pop up on my Instagram. A whole bag of colourful surprises! £45 worth of stuff for just £25! Ahhh! I didn’t need much thinking time, I had already made my purchase and couldn’t wait to receive my selection of goodies…

From the Etsy description: You will get one of our tote bag range filled with goodies from our shop. Some of the items are discontinued stock and some are slight seconds but most is perfectly perfect stock, such as greeting cards, postcards, enamel pins, mirrors, patches and tea light holders.

I already have a few Katie Abey postcards from Paperchase, which I couldn’t help but add them to this bundle. It would be wrong of me to leave The Cheerful Chinchilla & Pig Of Persistence out of this blog post.

Who is Katie Abey? Katie describes herself as Illustrator human, Tea lover, Hogwarts alumni and mother of cat. Her products provide daily doses of motivation, happiness, sarcasm and a sprinkling of llamas and dinosaurs. Katie is the creator of the fabulous The Mug of Motivation, which appeared in my previous post: 5 Ways To Stay Motivated As A Blogger. Her team even have a high street shop in Alfreton, Derbyshire!

The first thing which made me smile was the brilliant Unexpected Item In Bagging Area Tote Bag. This has gotta be the coolest tote bag I’ve ever seen, look THERE IS A PINK CAT in the bagging area. Fantastic!

My enamel pin and badge collection is currently on hold at the moment due to trying to save money. But when you have just spent £25 on a mystery bag, I guess that plan goes out the window… hah.

You can check out the fabulous range of badges here – it’s cute, colourful and punny!

Be Nice Or Go Away Badge.

Check Out My Whiskers Badge.

Taco Cat Spelled Backwards Is Taco Cat, wow yeah, it actually is. This is my new favourite palindrome.

The Pad Of Productivity – I’ve actually had this on my wish list for a while now so was pretty delighted when one arrived in my goodie bag. I love love love the colours and the motivational characters. I can’t wait to write my to-do lists on here, and I’m sure this pad will indeed inspire me to do all the things =)

What do you need so many postcards for? I hear you ask. Well, when they are not brightening up my walls, I also use them for scrapbooking. Check out the post: Make Your Own Motivational Scrapbook.

As promised, Katie included a couple of her humorous greetings cards. Having a blank Christmas Card in February is the most organised I’ve ever been in my entire life. Congrats On Your Tiny Human card is ideal if you need to congratulate someone on their tiny human. See the full range of comedy cards here. 

If Snapechat isn’t punny enough for Harry Potter fans, you can also get a pack of 7 Severus Snape Illustrated Postcards (try saying that fast!). This pack includes funny illustrations and brilliantly witty word play such as Sellosnape, Snapes On A Plane and Severus Crepe (basically, Snape in a Crepe).

Finally, I received this cute Donut Worry Beanie Hat – designed to keep you cheerful in the colder months.

I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peek at all the fun and colourful treats I received in the Katie Abey Magical Mystery Bag! Which item is your favourite? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Melissa Kacar
    February 11, 2019 / 7:34 am

    Everything is so cute! I especially love all of the pins, the designs and the puns are so fun! I’m gonna need to check out their store ASAP! Thanks for sharing, great post! 🙂


    • February 11, 2019 / 2:58 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Melissa! Yay for colourful puns! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and hope you find some nice goodies in Katie’s shop too! <3 xx

  2. Dorothy
    February 11, 2019 / 7:35 am

    I love the badges – they’re so pretty! ☺️

    Also love the PINK CAT 😂👍

    Haha! Taco Cat 🌮 that’s bloody brilliant


    • February 11, 2019 / 3:06 pm

      Yay for the PINK CAT! I’ll lend you the bag when you go shopping =) Thanks Dorothy, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  3. February 11, 2019 / 9:26 am

    Omg, those are so cute!!!!! I feel like I’m in need of everything hahahaha so don’t know I can thank you for sharing those haha x

    Anaïs | http://anais-n.com

    • February 11, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      He he he, thanks Anaïs! I know the feeling, I just want to buy everything in Katie’s shop! <3 xx

  4. February 11, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Ooo its all so bright and colourful! The illustrations are so sweet too. Bargain for £25! I haven’t come across Katie Abey before but now I want to cyber stalk her and buy everything lol! Thanks for sharing.

    Take care,
    Hayley xx

    • February 11, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Hayley! He he, hope you find lots of awesome goodies, I also just want to buy everything – it is all so cute and fun! <3 xx

  5. February 11, 2019 / 10:38 am

    THIS IS AMAZING! I love Katie’s stuff, and have a couple of bits myself that my sister bought for me. Of course, I love how bright everything is, but the tote bag is my favourite thing in this selection, it really made me chuckle. The “be nice or go away” badge is awesome as well. I’m glad you got the pad of productivity, seen as though it was on your wishlist! What a great selection of goodies! xx

    • February 11, 2019 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth! I thought you would appreciate the bright and happy colours too! 🙂 The tote bag made me smile and I’m so happy with the pad of productivity! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  6. February 11, 2019 / 11:11 am

    Wow, everything is so bright and colourful! I love all the puns too, this is a match made in heaven for you, haha. My favourite is without a doubt that gorgeous cat tote bag, it’s genius, and perfect for any cat lover. Also, the Snapchat card, because ALAN RICKMAN 🙂 Your photography is just #goals, Bexa, you’ve showcased everything so perfectly. I don’t know why I never find things like this on Etsy, I’m clearly not using the right search terms, but I’ll be heading over to Katie’s store for a browse very soon. Flora has a birthday coming up so that’s my perfect excuse. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous bag of goodies! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • February 11, 2019 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa! The tote bag is fantastic, I can’t wait to take it shopping with me 🙂 Ooh Flora is a lucky girl if she gets some cute Katie Abey goodies for her birthday! Happy shopping and I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  7. February 11, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    Awesome mystery bag. I totally want the taco cat pin and the hat.
    Great post (And now I know where to buy all my postcards)
    Love ❤️

    • February 11, 2019 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, it really is the best place for postcards! I can’t stop adding more to my collection! <3 xx

  8. February 11, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    Katie Abey is a local artist to me and I love her stuff some are really funny and the colours are uplifting, her shops are addictive when you visit!

    • February 11, 2019 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks for reading, Gem! That’s so awesome you can pop into her shop anytime, I’d love to visit although it’s probably a good thing I’m so far away otherwise I’d never have any money, he he 😛 <3 xx

    • February 11, 2019 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! <3 xx

  9. February 11, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    I had not heard of Katie Abey before. This bag is so cute! Everything is so colorful and adorable! the perfect little package to cheer up a friend!

    • February 11, 2019 / 6:51 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! It really is a lovely cheer up gift! <3 xx

  10. February 11, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    This beautiful collection of whimsical treats was what I needed to put a smile on my face today. I am, literally, sitting here, smiling as I type. And I wasn’t before! LOL. My personal favorite is the pad of productivity because I’m a sucker for anything I can make a list on – and this one would make me smile as I wrote down all my icky drivelly chores! Thanks as always Bexa for making my day brighter!
    Joan Senio
    My Best Friend Adeline

    • February 11, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Joan! I am so glad the post made you smile! 🙂 I agree, the pad of productivity is an instant mood booster! It will definitely make everyday chores so much easier to get through. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks again for the sweet comment <3 xx

  11. February 11, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    Wow there’s so much colour in this post! This looks like a creative persons dream with all the bits and bobs that you get in this post. I need those Severus snape post cards! Xx

    • February 11, 2019 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much Aaliyah! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! It really is a dream mystery bag! <3 xx

  12. February 11, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Oh wow!! I love EVERYTHING in this mystery bag! I have just bought one myself from Cheer Up Treats and love everything! Have you checked them out? I reckon you would love them just like i do!

    This whole selection looks incredible Bexa! I love the pins & badges I also have a small collection myself which I can’t help adding to either! 😱😍 lol!

    Love your photos here too Bexa. Very colourful!

    Sarah xoxoxo

    • February 11, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Sarah! Cheer Up Treats are awesome! I treated myself to a bag last year, everything was fantastic, I am sure you will love your goodies! Yay for pins and badges too, it can be such an addictive collection, he he! Thanks again for the kind words <3 xx

  13. Jenny in Neverland
    February 11, 2019 / 5:59 pm

    Wow! You get so many cute items in this bag! I love those pins (who knew the Taco Cat fact?!?! Blew my mind!)


    • February 11, 2019 / 7:06 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! Taco Cat also blew my mind, it’s brilliant! <3 xx

  14. February 11, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    HAHAHA GULL POWER! These are all so cute and I love the sayings!? (not like that will save your bank account but still love these hahaha)

    • February 11, 2019 / 7:07 pm

      Ha ha, I know right! 😛 I’m glad you enjoyed the post, thanks Millie! <3 xx

  15. February 11, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    I love the idea of a mystery bag…. besides, who says they’re just for children, anyway?! The things in this post are wonderful; I loved the Taco Cat badge best of all. The postcards are also like what you find in Paperchase (I have a collection, set up on a rotation on a notice board in my room!) Excellent post, and I love the idea of this; I may even treat myself when I get paid next…

    • February 11, 2019 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lydia! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Taco Cat is awesome! Some of Katie’s postcards are available in Paperchase so you may have seen them before 🙂 Yay for treating yourself on payday! <3 xx

  16. February 11, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Ok – I’m in love with the “be nice or go away” badge. I feel like this is something that everyone needs to wear:) The greeting cards are SO cute! It’s all so colorful and happy, it just makes me smile. As always a great find!

    • February 11, 2019 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Madi! He he, it is such an awesome badge, everyone definitely needs to wear one! The world would be such a better place 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  17. February 11, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    Loving some of the puns in here, I am a big fan of badges and postcards to make up presents! xx


    • February 11, 2019 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca! Yay for puns! Badges and postcards really do make the perfect gifts! <3 xx

  18. February 11, 2019 / 8:04 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! I want to get a back of treats like this! Everything is so cute, I love all the cat stuff, the tote bag is so cool, and that ‘Don’t worry bee happy’ badge made me smile so much! I actually never knew Taco cat was the same backwards either, what… haha. I am definitely going to buy myself a mystery bag, I cannot wait to see what I get <3 Fab post as always!

    Chloe xxx

    • February 12, 2019 / 9:11 am

      Thanks so much Chloe! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and yay that’s so awesome you are treating yourself to a bag! Exciting! I hope you love all the goodies as much as I did! <3 xxx

  19. February 11, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    The unexpected item in the bagging area bag is amazing oh my god. Anything with a cat on it is a winner for me as well haha x


    • February 12, 2019 / 9:33 am

      Thanks so much Faye! Yay for cats! That bag is brilliant isn’t it 🙂 <3 xx

  20. February 11, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    Everything looks so cute! I love how colourful your posts always are. I think my favourite item here is the bee badge. But Taco Cat being Taco Cat is also up there. Please tell me I’m not the only one who read that back to double check?! x


    • February 12, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! Ha ha, yes I did have to read Taco Cat back to double check as well! 😛 I’m glad you enjoyed the post, the bee badge is really cute! <3 xx

  21. February 11, 2019 / 10:35 pm

    I follow Katie on Instagram and I will have to agree her stuff is so wonderfully colourful and vibrant that I find it always puts me in a good mood looking at her account. This mystery bag looks so amazing, you received so much cool stuff. I really love the little badges and the Harry Potter illustrations postcards!

    Jess xxx || littlepinkduckblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • February 12, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Thank you so much Jess! Same here, Katie’s photos always brighten my day as well! They are so fun and cheerful 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely, I was really impressed with my mystery bag too! <3 xxx

  22. February 11, 2019 / 11:59 pm

    OMG it’s all so bright and fun!!
    Bellatwix made me lol XD Ah I miss having a full time job, just because I used to have so much more cash to spend on fun things like this! #2019Goals
    Fab post Bexa, thanks so much for sharing! x

    • February 12, 2019 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Kay! 🙂 I know the feeling! I shouldn’t really be spending money right now but I just couldn’t help it, he he! Back to the saving again… 😛 <3 xx

  23. February 12, 2019 / 7:56 am

    I love her stuff! What a fab selection.

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:05 am

      Thank you so much Emma! <3 xx

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:08 am

      Thanks! <3 xx

  24. February 12, 2019 / 11:03 am

    This is such a cute mystery bag! I love a mystery gift, the not knowing what you’re going to receive makes it feel a lot like Christmas morning & I am totally in to that. It helps that everything you got is so beautifully done. Honestly, if I was held at gunpoint and had to sum you up in one tote bag, this would be it. Gorgeous, bright, & creative. Totally cool.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:17 am

      Aww! That is such a sweet comment Cordelia! I’ve never been summed up in one tote bag before, but what an awesome compliment. Thanks so much lovely, that really made me smile! <3 xx

  25. February 12, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    All these items are super cute, especially the pins! I’m so jealous haha, thanks for sharing! Fab post as always xx


    • February 13, 2019 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much lovely, so glad you enjoyed! <3 xx

  26. February 12, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a lovely burst of colour! I think my favourite is the Be nice or go away badge, quite fitting for everyday use I’d say! I love how you say it provides a daily dose of motivation, happiness and sarcasm! Gorgeous post as always brightening my day. Xx

    Samantha | https://thebeatyspyglass.com

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Samantha! I love the badge too, it’s brilliant! I need to wear it wherever I go, ha ha! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  27. February 12, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    Oh my, this box is full of lovely goodies, I need them in my life!

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Thank you so much Liz, it is such an awesome mystery bag! <3 xx

  28. February 12, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    What a colourful bag of goodies! You always seem to find such great creators and deals! One of my favourites is the beanie, it’s so cute! But I don’t think I can really pull off any hats 😂 love the badges, I love the be nice or go away, I love the print and the motto. I have the dream big postcard from paperchase also, I love how colourful and bright her designs are so individual. Thank you for sharing your purchase ❤️Xxx

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much Lauren! Yay! The Dream Big postcard is so awesome! The Be Nice Or Go Away badge is really fun too, it’s defo one of my favourite items in the bag! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for the lovely comment as always <3 xxx

  29. February 12, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    I love the Pad of Productivity. It is so bright and colorful. I love the pins too. My favorite pin says Be Nice or Go Away! Love the Magical Mystery Bag.

    • February 13, 2019 / 10:53 am

      Thank you so much Deb! The Pad Of Productivity is fabulous, I love the colours too! He he, the badge is great too! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  30. Michelle Blackadar
    February 12, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    everything is so cute and colorful!!! the gull power pin gave me a really good chuckle, I love stuff with puns on them like that! I also really love the donut worry beanie. i’m a big lover of beanies and donuts so it’s absolutely perfect. I will have to check out this shop to see what other cute things she offers! great post as always bexa 💕

    mich / simplymich.com

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:01 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Mich! Gull Power is brilliant, yay for puns! I love the donut worry beanie too, it’s so cute! I’m glad you enjoyed and hope you find yourself and nice goodies too! <3 xx

  31. February 12, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    These are SO cute! Her designs remind me of a modern-day Lisa Frank. They make me so happy! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:03 am

      Thank you so much Savannah! I hadn’t heard of Lisa Frank before, but just Googled and you are right! So much pretty colourfulness! <3 xx

  32. February 12, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    these are so cute – I love how they are all very positive themed! makes you feel happy when you look at them all. I love the productivity pad and the donut worry beanie!

    Must have been fun to open!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:11 am

      Thank you so much Hayley! I’m glad you enjoyed 🙂 They make me feel happy too, the postcards really brighten up my walls! <3 xx

  33. February 12, 2019 / 9:41 pm

    Aww I love this post! Not only is it very well written, but all the colours… oh my!!! I love all the little pins, and the pad of productivity is just what I need!

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:12 am

      Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment! That is so kind of you <3 xx

  34. February 12, 2019 / 9:41 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous package! And what a bargain! The art style and use of colour really reminds me of The Oatmeal, but there’s definitely her own unique twist on it. I adore all of those badges, and the tote bag is amazing!

    You are really my go-to-place for these really fun and cool stores. I will definitely pay these guys a visit!

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:15 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Claire, you are so sweet! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I hope you find some nice treats for yourself in Katie’s shop 🙂 <3 xx

  35. February 12, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    This stuff is so cute! I’m in love with that tote bag, it just makes me smile so much! What a great selection of stuff to cheer up a day!

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:15 am

      Thank you so much Lex! The tote bag is so awesome, I can wait to take it shopping with me 🙂 <3 xx

  36. Charlene McElhinney
    February 12, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    I love the bumble bee badge! You got soooooo many goodies I loved everything! Especially the cat in the unexpected item in bagging area print lol! Great write up and lovely vibrant photos!!

    Charlene McElhinney

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:22 am

      Thank you so much Charlene! The cat in the bagging area is so funny! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  37. Kyra
    February 12, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    Love this! It’s so cute and I love your photos, they’re so vibrant!
    -Kyra || lovekyra.000webhostapp.com

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:24 am

      Thank you so much Kyra! <3 xx

  38. February 12, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    What a bargain buy Bexa! All the items are adorable! I love the humorous cards, they would be perfect for my friends. The badges are super sweet and the pad of productivity … well, that is a much-needed item on my desk! Thank you for sharing these lovely items with us xxx


    • February 13, 2019 / 11:25 am

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Ashley! The pad of productivity is really fun and motivating, I’d defo recommend 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  39. February 12, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    Everything about this post is super duper cute!! 😂🤗🤗🤗 I swear your post never fail to make me feel all warm and fuzzy and I’ve always admire how much effort you put into your reviews. I know I’ve heen always for a while but gosh does it make me feel proud to see how much you and your blog keep flourishing! 😭💕 I LOVE your new logo it suits you and all the fun things you write about! Back to this mystery bag it is the perfect thing if you’re having a down day. Lmao why did I laugh so hard at the whiskers cat badge? 🤣
    Keep being awesome Bex! 💕

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:35 am

      Awww, Lena!! Thank you for such a wonderful comment, it really made me smile! You are so sweet 🙂 I’m glad you are back, it’s lovely to see you around Twitter and I’m excited to read your posts again! Yay for the mystery bag too, that whiskers cat badge is brilliant, ha ha! 😀 <3 xx

  40. Amy
    February 12, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    Love your post. I’ve never heard of Katie before or ever thought of illustrators but your post has sold me on it. Such a fan already. The whole concept is genuis and i love how colourful and cute everything is. Literally its like a little mystery gift full of all adorable stuff. Loving the badges especially taco cat. Will definitely be giving her a follow. Thanks for sharing it really has opened my eyes to something a little different for me that i’d never have thought to look at. Love it 💜 x

    • February 13, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Amy! Aww yay, I’m so happy you are a fan already, that is so awesome! And yay for discovering things you wouldn’t normally look at, that is brilliant! I’m glad you enjoyed, and thank you again for your kind words <3 xx

    • February 15, 2019 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you! <3 xx

  41. February 16, 2019 / 4:00 am

    The name magical mystery bag is perfect. These cute little goodies create the magic of happiness and bring smile to our face. Lovely post as always Bexa and love love love the colorful pictures. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      February 17, 2019 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Via, you are so kind! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      February 17, 2019 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks lovely, I am glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  42. Life As Najida
    February 16, 2019 / 6:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of Katie before! I love everything that comes in this box xx

    Najida x | http://www.lifeasnajida.co.uk

    • Bexa
      February 17, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you lovely! I am glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  43. February 17, 2019 / 7:46 am

    It is great that you’re connecting with a lot of creators! Oooh, the mystery bag from Katie looks really cool!! For the amount you paid for, you got a lot of neat things. I love that there is a huge variety of goodies, from wearables to stickers, hehe. Tacocat is so cute, haha. Glad you enjoyed the goodie bag!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      February 17, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Nancy! It’s such an awesome bag isn’t it! Yay for Tacocat, he he! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  44. March 10, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    This mystery bag is so cool!!! I love it, thanks for sharing it with us xx

    Anaïs | http://anais-n.com

    • Bexa
      April 10, 2019 / 10:31 am

      Thanks lovely! <3 xx

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