Monday, November 30, 2015

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

...........to Grandmothers house we go.

 Months ago, I told my daughter in law I would make her a diaper bag when baby came and then promptly forgot. My son gently reminded me about that the other day, so I got right on it.  He asked for it to be a bit smaller than the one I made my other daughter in law, and with more pockets.  Ok then  : )

I found the fabric I had tucked away and used left overs from the first diaper bag for the bottom because it is a heavier canvas fabric.  The pattern is from a class that I took earlier in the year and the main fabric is called Vintage Garden for wilmington prints


this is the other side


the pockets that were requested, and the other side has a zipper pocket


for the lining, I used Zen Chic's Background Paper fabric. Love that line! The bottom is a scrap of something else


If he is going to come visit Gramma, he will need a warm hat and some toasty socks too


These are so fun to knit.  I have another pair on the needles for a stocking stuffer  : )

When we took these pictures it was -10 outside.  I'm sure the cold affected my better judgement because I actually posed for a picture!


I am going to deliver the bag this week and soak up some baby snuggles.  Sure hope mommy likes it

As a side note, the shop where I work is getting a line of fabric in called 'Paris Forever'.  I'm thinking it will be just perfect for another bag for myself : )

linking up with Let's bee Social 
Needle and Thread Thursday 

26 comments:

Karen said...

That looks fabulous! As do you modelling it!

Dasha said...

You got a great model to pose for that - she looks so trendy! Nice bag. I meant to make my daughter one of those but somehow time has got away from me. Well done you.

Kim said...

Ooh-la-la....you should pose more often!! You warm up that wintry landscape. Love the bag and isn't the fabric fabulous. Those winter woollies are very cute.

quiltmania said...

You look wayyyyy to young to be a Grandma! Looking good, both you and the goodies.

Patchwork and Play said...

Every bag needs to be modelled, to make sure it sits perfectly, didn't you know? It's lovely! But of course I like it because it has a bike on it! And that Paris fabric sounds wonderful too! I look forward to seeing your bag from it!

Carla said...

Love the bag and those socks are so adorable. Look at you! You should model every bag!

Afton Warrick said...

Not to worry, you look great, and it's nice to see who's talking. Those socks and the hat are too cute!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

You picked some very pretty fabrics for the bag. I am sure mom would love it!

-Soma

Granny Maud's Girl said...

So, here is a list of the stuff I love:
- your son is an expert on diaper bag specifications
- the fabric you chose
- the wee socks
- the cute hat
- the fact you can smile and look relaxed while standing outdoors in temperatures colder than I can imagine.

Marie said...

Love the bag and great picture of Gramma! Lookin' good Carla.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

The bag looks great, and will be perfect even after a diaper bag isn't needed any more! Great pic of you xx

Lisa in Port Hope said...

You look fine, gramdma! Enjoy lots of snuggles with your new grandbaby!

Rene' said...

You look so cute!!! What a wonderful grandmother you are! I am sure your daughter-in-law appreciates the new diaper bag. Love, love those knitted items! Enjoy your baby snuggles!

FVITH said...

This bag looks great - very stylish. You would never know it was a diaper bag.

Joy said...

What a wonderful bag. The fabric selection sends it over the top. I really appreciate seeing you. It's nice to set a face to a name.

Maria - Pink Pony Design said...

What a gorgeous bag! Awesome job! =D The fabric selection is just perfect!

Kris said...

Love this bag. I just had that same fabric in my hand at a store yesterday and I was thinking of what I could make out of it. I love big bold prints like that. Now I wish I would have bought some. Lovely

Janine said...

That bag looks great. I love the vintage garden print and you look very nice modelling it :) The little woollens are also lovely. I'm very envious of your snow. We just have endless gales and rain.

Preeti Harris said...

Where have you been, Carla? Just discovered your blog and fell in love. I am adding your blog to my reading list, so that I miss no posts from you. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog - Sew Preeti Quilts. So glad I found you. You look adorable and your bag is awesome too :-)
Hugs,
Preeti.

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

Your bag is absolutely beautiful, and the wee little socks are too cute!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Could I please send all my projects to you for photography? Your projects are always stellar and the photography, well, just beautiful!

Karen S said...

Great finish on the diaper bag. I really like the modern look with the fabric and pattern design rather than the old fashioned baby bags.
Beautiful work.
And it does look cold!!!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Love seeing YOU as well as this fun finish (And I love the socks and hat too… but I have a soft spot for bags!

NickiJ said...

I love the beautiful fabric you have used for your bag... and those toasty socks, so yummy!

mgster said...

Just came across your blog. Had to tell you that this is the MOST beautiful bag I have ever seen! Your selection of fabrics is fabulous!

Carla said...

Hi there mgster. I can't reply to your comment as there is no e-mail attached. Thanks for your kind comment. I'm glad you found my blog : )