I have been itching for a new diaper bag, one that was cute, efficient and would help to stay organized (like for a day...). I found one in Target I really liked and almost splurged ($30! --- which really is not much in the world of diaper bags) but God by His grace restrained me. :) And I'm so glad He did! Because I found a remnant piece of brown Canvas at Hobby Lobby for $4 --- perfect! While my husband's MAC was in the shop (crashed hard drive) I took advantage of his inability to work on pics and made a diaper bag! It was really fun, every time I would finish a little something I would pop out of our room and show Clay..."see, this does this and is for this..." And it did not take that long either. I worked on it on and off for one day and then finished it the next day during their naps. Quick story---Ellie came to visit me while I was up in sew land and I got an idea...I tied a piece of scrap fabric around her head and told her she was Mary. She loved it! She came back a few minutes later and said she needed some fabric for "Joseph" (Daddy)! As she was leaving she looked back at me and asked, "who are you?" ---thinking---"I am a sewing shepherd!" Smile from Ellie, "yes! you are a sewing shepherd! Daddy! Mommy is a sewing shepherd!" And went back to pretending with Joseph. Sometimes when I am sewing she will still call me a "sewing shepherd" whatever that is. :)
This is the slot for my wipes container and other diapering necessities.
This is the cute fabric that a friend gave me for Christmas. I love it! See that elastic pocket? I have been wanting to try this and it was so much easier than I thought. Wish I had brown thread though. :)
These metal hook things are from another purse I purchased at a yard sale for $2. There are still more pieces from that purse I plan to use on other projects. So I guess I got the $2 out of it.
Purse hanging on a hook. Ta Da!
I look at all these cute craft blogs and whenever one of those gals finishes a project they do this. Stand in front of a mirror and take a picture of themselves. I think it is funny, and so did my husband. He was in the other room very capable of taking the picture. But I HAD to have it this way. :)
What do you think? What are things that you look for in a diaper bag? I have ideas of making a matching wet bag (for the cloth diapers) that will somehow hook on. But I am not sure how practical that will be, maybe too bulky. Any ideas ? So, I guess my diaper bag cost about $5 --- I still have leftover material.
**Special thanks to my husband for helping me with the pictures --- I love you.**