24 June 2013

Bag It!

Back before Christmas, I mean like quite a while before Christmas, my sister Michelle and I decided that I should make us each a new purse.... with diaper bag function.  So... after months of looking and deciding what we wanted for shape/size/color/pattern/lining, we finally figured it out.  Here's what we ended up with...

We decided on the Emmaline Bag pattern by Emmaline Bags.  Such a great pattern  Isn't it such a cute shape?!

The pattern explains how to do a regular flat, patch pocket...

as well as a zipper pocket.  Great explanation, and looks so professional.  Magnetic snap closure.

We decided to add two bottle/sippy cup pockets, one on either end of the bag.  These have actually ended up being probably my favorite pockets in the bag.  I think I'll add at least one of these to every future bag I make.

And of course I had to add a cute little tag on the outside.  My sister's had the yellow lining.

Mine has a bright green.  LOVE!

20 June 2013


It's been so LONG since I've visited this little spot.  So here's a list of my excuses...

the kids finished the school year
we looked and looked and looked for a new house
we packed
we moved
we cleaned the rental house
we cleaned the new house
we unpacked (mostly)
I went to girl's camp

Hmm.  That doesn't look like very much, does it?  Anyway, it felt like a LOT.  And now, in a few days, we're off to Utah to visit family, with a quick stop in Farmington, NM for my Grandma's funeral. She was my last living Grandma.  Such a beautiful woman.  Strong.  Good cook.  Stickler for detail.  Loving.  Proud of her children and grandchildren.  Strange that she's gone.

Hope to do better with posting when we return in a couple of weeks... and you know, finish unpacking and decorating and arranging our lives in our new home.

Until then...