Springy Spring!

A new mom at church asked me to make her a diaper bag.  “Bright colors on a dark background.” is what she said so I went with Michael Miller’s Boho Blossom in orchid.  What fun, springy fabric!  I can now safely say that this bag (pattern here) CAN be made with regular cotton fabric.

And before going off to be the workhorse that a diaper bag inevitably is, Blossom wanted to play in the nice spring weather we’ve been having.

Sunbathing on a casualty of winter…


Swinging in the cool spring breeze…. 


Dreaming of summer…


Playing soccer…

Diaper Bag



And letting her hair down to go down the slide…


Bye, Blossom!  Work hard and stay beautiful!

45 Responses to “Springy Spring!”

  1. 1 Lace March 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    What a beautie Blossom is!! Ooooh! And guess who got a little lovely gift pushed under her apartment door the other day??? ME! Thank you so much for the pattern and fabric! I can’t wait to get started, you made my day!! Take care!! Happy Spring!

  2. 5 mymsie March 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    That fabric is perfect!

  3. 6 lera March 25, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    That’s too pretty to be a diaper bag! 🙂

  4. 7 miss chris March 25, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    oh, she’s lovely! And quite the personality, for a bag. 😉

  5. 8 Beth March 25, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, it’s beautiful! She’ll be so pleased. I think your pictures are very clever, too.

  6. 9 Fiona (Dragonfly-Crafts) March 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    How lovely!!! Love the way you let her have a play before she had to start her rough and tough life as a vertual nanny for the new baby.
    She will get to see a lot in her new life too.
    Love the fabric, very SPRINGY !!!

  7. 10 cindy March 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    It turned out really cute. So did your pics. Way too much time on your hands!!

  8. 11 Kristi March 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    That is Gorgeous! I am in love with that fabric. Oh woe is me, I cannot buy any fabric for a while!! Though some kind soul is sending me some because she tried to sew and can’t and wanted it to find a good home. If I could only buy one luxury item ever again, it would be fabric. I also used some cotton non-decorator weight fabric from Amy Butler (I posted a pic in your FLICKR group), of course even that is heavier than most cottons. Great job and very entertaining to see the bag having so much fun!

  9. 12 Dawn March 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    What a clever post for a beautiful bag!!

  10. 13 Shannon March 25, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Love your sense of humor:)

    What did you use for your interfacing if any at all? I found a diaper bag pattern and want to make one for my friend and am not sure what to use. This bag is a beauty:)

  11. 14 Sarah March 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Did you have to do anything different to use cotton? Just curious for when I go to make this.

  12. 15 Kristi March 25, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Hee Hee – these photos make me chuckle! Great job – love the fabric and the personality!

  13. 16 Mary March 25, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I love the bag, but especially the action shots!

  14. 17 Dallas March 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Cute fabric and the bag looks very roomy.

  15. 18 Susan March 25, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Just lovely, great choice for a beautiful bag! I found your posting about the interfacings very interesting, but this posting was so much fun!! Loved all the pics!

  16. 19 randomcontemplations March 25, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Very cute, but I am worried you may be spending way too much time with your fabrics!

    You are too cute!!

  17. 20 Tamara March 26, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Beautiful bag! I love the fabric.

  18. 21 Melanie March 26, 2008 at 1:04 am


    what else does she dream of?

  19. 22 Adrienne March 26, 2008 at 5:57 am

    What a beautiful bag! I loved your photo shoot 🙂

  20. 23 Crosspaws March 26, 2008 at 7:00 am

    What lovely flowers, and you do such beautiful work. I’m glad she could play in the yard a little before going to work!

  21. 24 sammyjo March 26, 2008 at 9:39 am

    This bag is great, its a really nice design! lovely work

  22. 25 Marla March 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Love that fabric! I think it would make a fabulous book bag too.

  23. 26 mommiemarzie March 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Not only is the bag so pretty, but so adventurous! I love all the pictures! So funny!

  24. 27 Fran March 26, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Great bag and I LOVE that you had fun with it! 🙂

  25. 28 Jenn March 26, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    LOVE the fabric! It’s so cute and fun, but looks like it can handle being carried all over the place with style.

  26. 29 Alan Roberta March 27, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Amazing Stuff………..

  27. 30 Chara Michele March 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Lovely bag (and fun photos 🙂

  28. 31 justinabalina March 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I love it!!! I’m totally inspired!!!

  29. 32 star March 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    i really love that fabric!! and the bag is awesome too!

  30. 33 Good&Crazy March 30, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Is there a pattern for this bag??? I would love to make one for Pregant Sister!

  31. 34 Tracy March 31, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Very pretty–great fabric, shape and size! Fun to catch up on your posts now that we’re back from vacation…great to read all your tag responses! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  32. 35 Hilari April 2, 2008 at 12:49 am

    I’m glad Blossom had so much fun before getting down to business! Great bag!

  33. 36 Dee Light April 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

    What a lovely diaper bag!! I love the fabric. I hope she had fun on such a wonderful spring day.

  34. 37 cindy April 2, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Great bag! She’ll be able to use it for years and years!! 🙂

  35. 38 Tamara April 3, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I left you an Excellent blog award over at my blog (www.knitsewmuch.blogspot.com). I love reading your blog. You create absolutely excellent stuff!

  36. 39 Jenny April 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    That is beautiful!

  37. 40 Kristin April 7, 2008 at 1:36 am

    What a lucky new mom! That bag is absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

    I have some big news over at my blog as well, so if you have a moment, pop on over and take a peek. HUGS!


  38. 41 shellie April 7, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Questions! If I am sewing a thick material or several thick layers, Do I use an upolstery needle? I have tried a that and a reg. needle, busted 3 total. Think I just need a new machine?

  39. 42 Debbie April 11, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Fantastic bag design. Design really complements the fabric — or vice versa!

  40. 43 Tara H. April 19, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Hi, I love your bag! I thought about making one each for my sister and sister in law, but didn’t know how hard it is to make. I have never added a magnetic snap, and didn’t want to order something that I couldn’t make. Does it give clear directions on how to do that? Thanks so much,


  41. 44 Vintage Cherubs May 5, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    This is the cutest bag. Beautiful fabric AND the blog post so super cute. I got a good laugh. It makes the bag take on it’s own personality and seem human. But they are of course aren’t they……LOL.

  42. 45 Arcadia May 28, 2008 at 5:51 am

    The bag is so beautiful, you’re very talented! Do you have an etsy shop? x

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It’s what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 14, 15, and 16), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and pattern designer.  Oh – and I also like taking pictures.

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