Thursday, May 27, 2010

Craft Basket Wednesday: Baby Gift for New(ish) Mama

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Last week, I only showed a "peek" of what kind of fabric I was working with... Now, I'll show you the finished project...

A "nappy bag" for my friend Regina, who had her baby girl back... the last day of March!
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I had borrowed Ms. Regina's Amy Butler pattern quite a while back to make a diaper bag of my own and after using it and enjoying it more than I had anticipated, I decided that I would go ahead and make one for her once I knew if that babe was a girl or boy! So, I did have to wait a wee bit for the baby to arrive and choose a more gender specific fabric! Finding the time here and there pieced together to get this whole project compete was a challenge, but I am so excited at how it turned out!! I love the fabric and wish I had more of it to make another bag... although maybe in teal and brown so it isn't so girlie (but, I do love the pink... dern boys)!

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I made a changing pad, as well... and didn't follow the instructions on the pattern, at all. I decided to do my own thing on this bit, as I wanted a tri-fold pad and, I like a wee bit of a pillow for that baby's little head. I also was not sold on using terry cloth for laying the baby's little dirty bum upon, so I used some of that rubberized stuff... I cannot for the life of me recall what it is actually called - but it is what the stores previously sold for lap pads before these new fuzzy things that they have now. They wipe up nicely, wash up spectacularly and the wet and semi-solid (sorry, ick, I know) messes won't leak through to the padding or the pretty exterior fabric - SCORE! So, Here's what I came up with for that...

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Finally, I worked on the accessory bits. I kept the cell phone pocket and hoped that she didn't carry around one of those monster wide blackberry type phones, as that would not have fit. You have a nice small cell phone to slip in that pocket, right, Regina?? Anyway, then I worked on a little velcro key fob to help keep track of the keys. I tell ya what - those are some DEEP pockets, so having a bit of help in finding one's keys when the babe is fussing is a nice help! And, finally, I sewed a matching cup cozy for her drive-thru coffee (or tea, or cocoa or whatever...) so that it will all go together nicely! Hoping she enjoys! I just might have to make one of those changing pads for around here, too!

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Go visit Amy and see what she or anyone else is up to and crafting these days!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE it!!! That turned out "sew" well~ please pardon my pun, it's too early in the morning for me to be serious ;)
    ~K~

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  2. Great job! I'm sure Regina is lovin' it! Love, G.

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  3. Awww! What a beautiful bag! When I have a baby, I want one!!! :D

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  4. Amazing! That's one great bag! I wish I had one . . . I love that fabric, and all your thoughtful details are just fantastic. What a great gift!

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  5. That is great!!! Regina will LOVE it, I am sure!
    Such a good job elm, your sewing skills amaze me!!

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  6. yes, as you already know, i do in fact LOVE it! cant tell you about my cell phone, tug has it with him in cali, but i'll let you know if it fits. it is not a blackberry.and the key holder is G-R-E-A-T, great. oh, and the changing pad too. the hole thing is just fantabulous! super cute.
    thanks again,
    r

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  7. That is adorable! What a thoughtful gift for a new mama!

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  8. You are an AMAZING seamstress! Amazing!

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Thanks for jumping in and leaving your thoughts!!

I sure like to know who enjoys playing around the treehouse!