Hi.... I'm a life-long crafter, sewer, and learner. Technology is getting so awesome and exposing me to so much terrific stuff that I don't think I'll ever get all I want to try done. But I'll keep trying.
I found out about this contest about a month ago. I've been following a number of contests and have found my designs to be very simplistic. So I decided to ramp it up.
I combined tie-dyeing, embroidery, and sewing into one beautiful diaper bag. I wanted something sunshiney (since I have gotten tired of winter and cold weather) and springy. So I went with blue and yellow tie-dye in the middle of my kitchen floor and created a design with quilted cotton for the outside and with regular white cotton for the lining.
After that I considered many designs but went with a tree. I've seen so many on other sites mostly attached to baby room walls in some way or another. I found this brown batik print in my stash that would make the most perfect tree. Using wonder-under I created my tree and ironed it on the quilted front piece. Using my sewing machine I zig-zagged around the tree and then chose a stitch that looked kind of rugged to be my simulated bark. I added the little birdie and nest with "Rock-a-bye Baby" along one of the branches.
There are 4 pockets on the outside back for easy reach. On the inside, there are 3 smaller pockets and 1 deep pocket just right for a bottle or a diaper. Plenty of room for that mom and baby on the go!