Here's a little preview of what I was working on...all...day! Poor hubby wanted me to come spend some quality time, and I made him come into the sewing room so I could finish my project. He went to bed long before I was done sewing. I'm afraid I wasn't very good company. The pay off is that I made myself an ENORMOUS Nanny Bag (as I am dubbing it). It's basically a diaper bag, but calling I'm calling it my Nanny Bag because that is way more fun! I am always transferring my stuff from my purse to the diaper bag to my purse again, and invariably, I either forget something I need, or the diaper bag gets so full that I risk losing one of the kids' pairs of extra underpants, or my prescription sunglasses. And I'm pretty sure I don't make enough anymore to buy a new pair on the spot. Since their diaper bag isn't mine, I can't just leave my stuff in there. So, I found a solution.
The best part about this bag is that it is a custom design...that I made all on my own! I did look at these two tutorials for rough size and tips, and they were most certainly helpful! I love Heather's blog, she is so inspiring! Here are the two tutes I checked out before making my design:
I added a TON of pockets, outside and in.
On the outside, I added elastic pockets for water bottles, snacks, pens, and a cell phone pocket just for my iPhone. On the inside, there are flat pockets for books, diapers, wipes, an iPad...whatever! And there is a cavernous space for extra clothes and our little portable potty, which joins us most days, since we are doing "no more diapers" with the 3 year old. (He's doing pretty well!). The last exciting part is a free-floating pouch for misc or "not immediately accessible" things (like my Epipen, feminine products, and what-have-you that are not child friendly). This bag has so much room, we could go to the beach with it! I'm working on posting a tutorial tomorrow, but seeing as how I spent 12 hours designing and constructing this beautiful beast, I better hit the hay. Much love to you all out in blogland!