Saturday, August 27, 2011

With a Matching Diaper Bag

Though the kids, house, and dinner were thoroughly neglected, I made a messenger style diaper bag to match the mei tai that I made. I used a tutorial that I found online called the Hip Mama Diaper Bag. I made a few changes, but basically followed the directions.

  • I omitted the velcro on the pockets
  • I made the elastic 12 inches instead of 10
  • I changed around the style a little and added a couple strips of patterned fabric on the flap and back piece among other things.
There are a ton of pockets inside and out. 

The back of the bag has a zippered pocket.

It probably took me about 7 hours total to make including the various child interruptions.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mei Tai - Made!

One down.. how many more projects to go... we'll see. I finished the mei tai this morning. I sorta followed this tutorial especially with the basic body design and the straps. I decided against the hood. Instead I decided to make it look more like a Baby Hawk mei tai with a top that can fold down, so I extended the top part a few more inches and added padding to that part.

Now I just have to get one of my neighbors to try it out on their babies to make sure it'll work... anytakers?

33 weeks and counting by the way!

Long Awaited Day

The long awaited day has come. Isaac finally got to start kindergarten. Ever since Andrew started school Isaac has been wanting to go to school too. He is excited to be able to walk home with his brother and he loves his teacher. The only thing is that he doesn't like how he has to wait until after lunch everyday to be able to go.
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