Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My bag

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Can you believe that it's the first day of December? You know what this means? The girls will be here in just a few more months! I can't believe it! I go back and forth between being so excited I can't stand it and and sheer panic. But I've been steadily working, trying to get as much done before they come as I can. Every morning I wake up and make a to-do list for the day, in an attempt to not waste any of this precious time. This project has been on my list for over three months. Since I'm going to be pretty attached to a diaper bag for the next few months/years of my life, I had decided I would just make my diaper bag my purse. Since I didn't like the idea of a purse with balloons and teddy bears on it, and all the stylish ones seemed to be out of my price range, I decided I would make my own.I found the perfect bag in Weekend Sewing, a book full of great sewing projects. My parents were out of town for a week, and The Man was spending his days out at the land working at the land. So with the house all to myself (and quite possibly the last solitary week of my life for a very very long time-what changes have come on my life!) I decided to start this project. I left everything out on the kitchen table, and left myself plenty of time to try and engineer everything jussst right.The directions called for just one pocket inside, but of course that was silly talk. I needed lots and lots of the perfect pockets: for pens, cell phone, keys, diapers, changes of cloths...you know, all the stuff. I also got two super duty magnets (found at the craft section at wal-mart) and sewed them into the binding at the top for an invisible closure.
It took me a couple of days, for a couple of hours each day to get it done, but I think it came out pretty nice! I need to do a little re-enforcing stitching at the handles (with my contrasting kelly green thread-LOVE it!). I'm hopefull that it will be big enough, but a part of me knows that it doesn't really matter how big it is, I will always need more room!
So. One project down...I'm not sure how many more to go. I've already started the next one though, a nice easy one: homemade cloth baby wipes.

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