Sunday, January 18, 2009

On the way to a bag

I bought these fabrics for a specific purpose - a nappy bag for a sweet girls baby shower. In the end I didn't use the green or the giraffe fabric. My original plan went out the window as the design progressed which is just as well because it might have been a little to kiddyish. The brown with black Jinny Beyer Palette fabric looks lovely on the outside highlighted with the swirly fabric and a little girraffe. I used the spotty 'Bubbles' from Holly Holderman for the lining including two loose pockets and one large zippered one. On the outside there are two milk bottle pockets - one on either end. My own nappy bags were a lot longer and lower because they were only designed to go under the pram. I love how young Mums want bags that can pass for ordinary shoulder bags but also fit over the pram handles and how a bag doesn't have to be gender specific.

I literally spent hours and hours more than I should have but still totally enjoyed the process. The only problem is that I ran out of time( I was late for the shower) and forgot to take photos of the finished bag. Suffice to say that I was rewarded with the biggest 'oohs' and 'aahs' and the recipient excitedly told me that 'it's the best'. So I am happy.
I need to have another look at the finished product so I can take the measurements (couldn't interrupt the creative process to write them down, could I?) as I have another order to fill and this lass wants the same fit. So maybe there will be some photos in the future!


  1. I would have loved to see that bag! Maybe you can get it back to take a pic of!

  2. I think your blog is great! thank you so much for leaving a comment so I can get you on there!

  3. That bag sounds adorable! Love that spotty giraffe fabric.
    Can its new owner take a picture? I really want to see it now. LOL

    Kimberly :)

    Oh, and I am so jealous of your big work table in your sewing room!

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  5. Oops, that was me, fat fingers!
    Love the pics of your work room. For a moment I thought you'd sneaked into mine to take those photos, teehee!
    I would like to say thankyou for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I meant so much to me. love Fi x

  6. Love the bag on your about page.
    Frangipani are my favorite too. Oh, they smell wonderful.


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