Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What's a girl to do, when she's nesting...

and her house is clean???


John thinks I'm nuts for making yet another bag/diaper bag. He obviously missed the memo that a girl can never have too many bags!

It started on Monday. I had the material ready to make myself a new diaper bag for the baby. I searched on Etsy to figure out exactly what I wanted. I then designed it according to size and made it up while the kids were resting. When it was done, I realized that it was bigger than I wanted...but makes a nice tote when we are going somewhere with all the kids!

It has seven pockets inside and the dimensions are approximately 17hx20wx6d. It is lined with flannel and has a hard interfacing for the bottom so help it keep its shape.

Here is the result:

Today, I wanted to make something a little smaller, yet still have enough pockets to contain a bunch of stuff! I loved the fabric that I used on the tote, and I had just enough to use it again! This has 4 pockets inside, is also lined with flannel, and has a magnetic clasp. The dimensions are 15wx17hx3d.

I also had other fabric that I have been itching to use, so I made both of these bags today at the same time. This one is a little different and has two straps that can be used over the shoulder or across the chest. There is also 5 pockets inside. The inside fabric is a pretty green gingham and pink flowers :) This bag has the same dimensions as the other and also has a magnetic clasp!

My boys always have rest time in the afternoon, so I was able to get the majority of the work done while they ate lunch and rested on the couch. Needless to say, when I was finished, my house was no longer as clean as it had that gives me something to do tomorrow!


Stephanie said...

you are so talented, Shannon!

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

I love your blog name, and love the tulips too. I just had to say "hi" from a much older reformed mom! You have wonderful diaper bags ready to go - hope all goes well! Will have to catch up on the rest of your posts at a later date!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane