I love to take a piece of fabric and just stare at it 'till something materializes, an idea, (not to sound too artsy) a vision, of what it could look like if I just...
This particular purse was born of necessity. My husband and I went out to lunch with the boys and I didn't want to take the whole diaper bag into the restaurant. So, I grabbed my wallet and a diaper, just in case. First off, I hated walking around with a diaper tucked in my coat pocket. Second, I almost lost my wallet!!!
I decided right than and there that I needed something that could carry my basic momma needs. I needed it to be small enough to fit in a diaper bag and I needed it to have a wrist strap so I won't lose it!
I have TONS of purses and the such, so I went home and looked to see if I had something that matched that description. Nope. So what's a crafty mommy to do? Why, make one of course!
**Picture quality is not the greatest, since Mr. Sun has refused to shine AND these were taken at night!**
I rarely sketch my designs (although I really should get in the habit), I kind of just sit staring st the fabric and come up with what I want and cut.
I like the asymmetrical quality of the flap.
|See the polka dot nails? I don't actually wear them like that, I swear! I just did the one for fun and forgot about it! I officially now feel like a 12 yr old!|
This is what it looks like on the inside when it's empty. See all the pockets and elasticized diaper section?
And here it is filled with everything I need...including not one, but TWO diapers. I have my Bank card, credit card, keys, lipgloss, some (colourful Canadian) money, even a small cream that fell to the bottom! Roomy enough for everything yet...
Small enough to fit into the palm of my hand!
Well, here's the thing. I've never done a pdf pattern before and I'm not really sure how to do it. I don't have Photoshop, so I can't use that. But no worries, I will figure it out, and once I do, I'll post it up for all of you to use. If any of you have any suggestions of how I can make a pattern, please let me know, I'm pretty desperate!
Today is my littlest baby's first birthday! Yay! I won't be around until much later on, at which point I will post about my lil' guy. He's a bit of miracle, so this first birthday is a big deal to us. Off to eat cake! (But not really 'cuz it's 1:30 AM here in the North!)
THESE fabulous parties!