Monday, January 21, 2008

Mon Dieu!

I just can't believe how gorgeous this city bag turned out. I lined it with the dark brown stripes rather than a solid brown just to try something new and it works so much better than I could have imagined. The strap is dark brown ultra-suede attached with silver rings. Did I mention how gorgeous it is? It was ordered as a gift but I'll bet $10 that a certain new mother in San Francisco keeps this one for herself. So without further ado, here is the cutest little city bag around.

Update: The bag was shipped directly to the birthday girl so the certain San Francisco mother ordered one for herself. Now everyone is a winner.

Another First

I was told years ago by by a certain friend that I needed to make diaper bags (Hi Amy!) but I dragged my feet on trying out that style. I was intimidated by making something so detailed and complex.

Luckily, the babies just keep coming and my new cousin-in-law, who just gave birth last week, asked so nicely, I just couldn't say no. And I am so happy I said yes. This bag is so chic, functional and big! It is 16 1/2" wide, 14" high and 6 1/2" deep. It is made with the lovely french toile and lined with dark brown stripes. It has three interior pockets and two exterior pockets. I also made a changing pad with the new dark brown graphic flowers. It has a layer of cotton batting to give a little padding for my new little cousin's bottom.

The best part about this bag as that it doesn't look like a diaper bag - it can keep a new parent in cognito or can be used for carrying other things besides bottles and wipes. I really need one for myself.

Some New Fabric

Here are some of my new fabrics. I have so much love for the french toile flowers - the red and dark brown on natural linen is striking, classic and modern all at the same time. I picked up the dark brown stripes and the dark brown graphic flowers to work accent pieces.