Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Little Birdy Bag


Well, I've finally finished the diaper bag that I've been working on for what seems like forever! It came out well, I think, and my girlfriend is finding it useful! I made it using a lovely firm wool fabric, and also fabric from the AMAZING Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cicada Daydream. The fabric is linen and is her original design. Isn't it sweet? It took me a while to get this bag designed the way I wanted, but after using the prototype for a while, I made some changes and I think it's now ready to declare as "perfect!" It features two pleated end pockets, a bank of three pockets under the flap plus a zippered pocket, and three interior pockets. Also, it has a key fob inside the bag (not too long; I hate having to fish for my keys) and a D-ring just under the flap to attach a toy or a pacifier. The cool thing about this bag is that it can be used as a bookbag instead of a diaper bag; it's versatile! I guess I'm feeling a little bit proud of myself. Let me know what you think!


6 comments:

Jenni said...

It's beautiful, Colleen! I'm so glad you got it "perfect"! I especially love the zipper pull. I'm proud of you and I hope they sell well (how could they not?).

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks so much! I love the zipper pull too! Brian cut out my permanent patterns yesterday, and so I can get this baby into production!

Cicada Studio said...

Mm.K. So, where were you let's say 15 months ago? I've disowned my diaper bag for just a huge tote at this point, but this would've been awesome. And it begs the question: why didn't I think of this?

Shauna said...

the diaper bag is amazing! good work. My diaper bag isn't that fun - I am pouting!!

Coralee said...

so, are you publishing a pattern for this lovely bag?

Colleen MacDonald said...

I am seriously considering publishing a pattern for this bag; I've had a number of requests. It will probably be a little while, though, because writing instructions for a pattern and doing diagrams will be important to get perfect. Nothing worse than a poorly written pattern!