Monday, June 2, 2008

Fun Project

Today, like most days, I enjoyed doing a little project while Annnabelle was napping. I keep wanting to get new diaper bags, totes, and any other kind of contraption to carry all my stuff. Today I decided to make my own bag and see how I like it. It took me less than an hour and a half and I am quite pleased with the outcome. Please don't look too closely, it isn't perfect by any means, but I like it.
And yes, check it out, it is shiny red on the inside!

I put really long straps on it so I can sling it over one shoulder. I have one diaper bag like that and it seems to be much easier to carry along with all my other stuff. But I am kind of thinking that it needs some wider, shorter straps to be more like a tote. I'll try it this way for a while and if I don't like it I will just change them.

Mom you will be so pleased, I even matched the plaid. I bet this is a proud day in your life. Remember the shirt I made for Josh? That was a horrible matching job, but this one is good! So here are the words you've been waiting to hear for years......Thanks mom for teaching me how to sew! I love you!


california smiths said...

Very impressive! You are such a great home-maker! Annabelle is lucky to have a talented mom like you! That bag is so cute, I love the colors and like the long handles.

The Reese's said...

that's great! then you can make it fit your lifestyle. like you said you can switch what doesn't work. wish i could do that!

Shannon said...

First of all, I love that last comment about telling your mom what she's always wanted to hear about teaching you how to sew. :) I teach my students little tricks that my mom taught me, and I always make sure to give her the credit. :) Also, I need your email address! I might come visit you soon, and I want to chat about it, and it might be easier through email than blog. :) Mine is

Montana Brandts said...

You are awesome! I love that bag! It is way too cute Sally! I got Kailey a tote to take her books to church in! But, I wish I had gotten a bigger one because then I could fit everything in it, and not have to take the diaper bag too! You always amaze me with your talents! Can't wait to see you this weekend! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Yor're welcome. It was my pleasure.
Love you!