How lucky some of you are that you have daughters to model your handmade goodies! When I finished this diaper bag for my friend Sarah, it was so nice to have my niece Bethany here to model it for me. Much nicer than just setting the bag in the grass for a photo shoot. )
One thing I’ve noticed when making diaper bags for moms of boys is that I have to explain that the bag is for them. Even if they are having a boy, I want the bag to be something they feel like is fun to carry around that doesn’t look so diaper bag-ish. I feel like most of my crafty friends understand this, but outside of my crafty circle, I have to do some explaining.
I used the colors of her son’s room: blue and khaki. I also used 2 different fabrics for the handles and strap so that there was a interior side and an exterior side. One thing I’ve started to do differently from the pattern for custom orders is sew the fleece to the liner. I kind of like that stitched line around the inside top and down the side seams. I also like to stitch lines into the strap – really liking that look right now, too!
And now, it’s shower time! It’s been a long day. For my son’s birthday our family went indoor rock climbing. The last time I went rock climbing I was a young, fit wife that hadn’t had children yet. I had a lot of spring and bounce. When I was at the top of a difficult wall today, a guy that worked there came over to tell me how to jump for the last, high rock. What I really wanted to say to him was, “Do you realize I’m a mother of THREE boys and there is NO WAY I can make a jump like that???” But I just said, “Thanks.” and jumped and, of course, missed because my springiness and bounciness are gone (it’s all in my children now). It was still fun and I gotta get my typing in tonight because my forearms are going to hurt like crazy tomorrow!