Wednesday, February 15, 2012

baby gift

My oldest brother surprised us all last Fall when he announced that his wife, who SWORE she was done many times, was not only pregnant but pregnant with twins!!!!

It has been a tumultuous pregnancy and I've never prayed so hard for babies in utero except my own, but I'm sure these babies will be blessed. One has had some complications, and we don't know whether it's a boy or a girl. However, we do know about the other baby and, that after three boys, a GIRL is on the way! 

With things up in the air, we decided a real shower after the delivery was best, but that my sweet sister in law MMae still needed to stock up. So we gathered lots of presents and love from the immediate-extended family and had a lovely brunch and mini-shower.
 My Mom always knows how to throw a party, with all the trimmings!
 I cleaned out my girls' baby clothes and passed those on, but I also made her a diaper bag. I love how it turned out, but I will definitely change a few things when I make Grace's! :) I roughly followed Angela's Diaper Bag pattern from the Moda Bake Shop. I used the dimensions but obviously not the precuts.
 Here's what I love!
-all those beautiful pockets!
-the divider!
-the outside pockets
-the big shoulder strap instead of two arm straps
-the cute ruffle detail!
 Here's what I'd change:
-it's too big! This thing is more of an overnight bag than a diaper bag but I hope they use it!
-the lovely pockets need to be shallower. A lot can get lost in ten inches of pocket!
-a few of the directions didn't make sense (or maybe it was just my brain) and I had to make it up as I went along
Overall though, I think it's beautiful and I hope they like it and enjoy it!


Emily said...

You pick the best fabrics and make the best bags! I bet they'll use the big size a lot in the early days! I switched between yours and a big one when T was a newborn and I carried a ton (and sometimes carried both simultaneously), but now I exclusively use yours. A) Because it's pretty and B) because it's way easier to find what I want in!

Lindsay said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! You did a really great job with the fabric choices, not to mention the bag itself! Love it all!

Grace said...

Very cute. I'm super excited about mine!!!!

Amy said...

Love. it!

Becca said...

Great job, Liz. I'm sure she will love it.