Bj was a little confused when I told him this diaper bag was for us:
A girl's gotta have options! The pattern is Amy Butler's Nappy Bag and I love it! It is huge, yes, but it holds lots. An added bonus is using up my plethora of Hawaiian fabric I got the day Bj proposed
Does it look familiar? I'll send you a piece of it if you're the first one to guess why (mom, Sciarrino, Bj – don't give it away!).
Agnes figured it out. I used it for curtains
in the lower level (before it was demolished and put back together in a different configuration). Anyway I finished this up last night. Oh how I love my new machine. It made sewing a breeze. Also helpful was this new tool:
A handle for my acrylic grid ruler. I wish I had one of these when I was teaching Emilie, I kept thinking she was going to off one of her fingers. The inside of the bag:
I ended up only doing one bottle pocket so I could keep those two larger ones on the left. The other side with the pocket looks like this:
You can see my modification steps here. In the bag in this example I have a blanket, diaper cover, cloth diaper, dirty diaper bag, 2 burp rags, a couple of toys, a spare outfit, water spray bottle, cloth wipes, natural hand sanitizer, changing pad, lap pad, sun hat, shopping bag, digital camera, and extra nursing pads. Oh and teething tablets and a pad (for mama, but so far no aunt flow – stay away I say!).
I used it today during our adventures with grandma:
We spent seven hours in Portland, and it was still very hot. We did a good job of keeping her cool, being in air conditioning 99% of the time, and letting her suck on an ice cube (wrapped in a napkin with a rubber band – a great trick!). Plus grandma couldn't resist and got her this new dress. She did SO AWESOME. She was quite the little shopping pal. If I had a nickel for everytime someone told me she has the brightest eyes, or is the most alert baby… This was just caught during some brief down timeAnyway the diaper bag was great. I loved carrying it, and it stowed easily under the carriage as well. I give the pattern two thumbs up!