Monday, January 25, 2010

January Challenge! ME

Just a quick little post - I've completed my January challenge! I have joined earlier this month the 12 month challenge at My Favourite, At some point I didn't think I'll make it, but I did!
My challenge was to find the time between getting my daughters' costumes ready and regular house work and my actual work - and sew a new bag for myself!
I've used the pattern (and cut fabric) from SEW, but I have changed it - I put inside red lining, closed it using a magnetic snap, put two pockets inside. I like the way it looks..

However - This is NOT the bag I thought it would be... too small! I think I'll have to, at some point, make a diaper bag for myself! This seems the only kind of bag that will be roomy enough for me.... and no, it will not have diapers in it!
Anyhow, I completed this challenge! It is such a great idea! Getting ready for the next one!


  1. that looks like you have put a lot of love into that bag! Pitty its too small. Maybe once your out of nappies you might be able to use it?
    There are a few free patterns (mumma boho bag from beetlebums) come to mind, thats a good big one, or a cheap PDF is the one from Made by Rae. Just 2 thoughts :)

  2. I love the lining and you've done a great job with the zippered pocket
    Well done

  3. Too bad it is too small - you did a great job. The lining material is fab.

  4. It's soooo pretty! Is it really too small? You can send it to me, like yesterday! :)
    Wait until you have a day out on your own and it will suit perfectly!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with for February!
    Warm hugs from the Netherlands

  5. Such a pretty bag. How disappointing for you that it doesn't meet your needs.
    I adore both the fabrics that you've used. Wonderful.

  6. Those fabrics together are gorgeous! You've done such a fantastic job of it too. As disappointing as it must be to realise it's too small, at least now you know and can adjust the pattern to make it bigger for the next time. The hard thing is taking the time to be able to make something for yourself again! Best wishes for the february knit is certainly challenging to me!