Here are pics of the diaper bag I made last month for my friend Shannon M. She purchased/commissioned the bag for another of our sorority sister's (Stacy) who had an adorable little guy right around the time the bag was finished! (He was a few weeks early but from what I hear - doing great!) I wanted to be sure and hold off on posting pictures until Shannon had sent Stacy the bag and I'm guessing she has it by now - hopefully she loves it! These fabrics are by Tanya Whelan and part of the "Dolce" collection:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I finally made time to make myself a diaper bag this week - seems silly but there was always someone else's bag to make so I put it off for weeks, then months. :) Well, the waiting paid off because I am super thrilled with how my bag turned out. I found some great material a few months back at my favorite quilting store in Anacortes - it has a black background with these large, gorgeous poppies on it... oranges, white, yellow, amber, red - all represented. It jumped out at me as I walked by and begged me to buy it! I did with no project in mind; just knew I had to have it! Not long after I came across a ton of great tye-die print fabric in a variety of colors at Wal-Mart... they were on sale and I knew it'd be easy to find pairings for them. That's where the great orange-red coordinating fabric came from. Here's the finished result:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
OWLS! I found a great tutorial on-line by: http://ashbyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-owl-pattern-and-tutorial-win-one.html and I am in LOVE with the finished product! Not to mention I'm totally being GREEN - I re-used a ton of fabric that was just in my scraps bin! So happy to find something to do with it!
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This was a super easy project - I was able to cut all the needed pieces in an hour for SEVEN (7) owls and then sewed them each in another hour... stuffed them all while watching a movie (Leap Year - don't rent it; not worth the money) and hand-sewed the remaining part while watching the Glee finale again! I still have one more that didn't make it to the last step of hand sewing... maybe it blended into my tablecloth?