At the Purls Soho fabric store, I bought Amy Butler’s the Nappy Bag pattern and some amazing fabric to make it. I first saw the pattern (and reference to Purls) on another crafty lady’s blog, but I can’t remember whose it was.
While the bag is supposed to be a diaper bag, it looks to me like the large large tote bag of my dreams. Plus, when I start having soe kids (not any time soon, mind you!), it will be at the ready.
Here’s the lovely Etsuko Furuya fabric:
There are so many elements in this fabric that I fell in love with that I justified the exorbitant cost. First of all, it’s green – so it caught my eye right of the bat. Also, I am admittedly in a “bird phase” – so the little one pirched in the gorgeous leaves attracted me. As much as I don’t like spiders in my home, I really do find them gorgeous and mysterious beings. I especially like the little thread that she’s hanging from. The teal dragonfly is an especially eye-popping element that I really appreciate. It makes me smile, I won’t lie. To top it off, I love that the fabric includes three different levels: the ground covering floral scene, the canopy leaves, and the polka dots. I really do have a thing for polka dots!
Here, you can see it with the fabric I got for the interior lining of the Nappy Bag:
I’m hoping that this will be my winter break project. I’d like to work on it sooner, but it seems that anatomy will take up woo much time.