Wednesday, February 22, 2012

bag it

 Here is an overnight travel bag for my little sleeping beauty. You could pretty easily wing it for a bag like this, but I was in a hurry and didn't want endless options. I bought a pdf pattern from Studio Cherie's etsy shop. The inside is not the most professionally finished (exposed seam allowance), but that really doesn't bother me. It is quite large- maybe more than I would need for a weekend... but then again-- our bags are usually exploding out of the top, so I think my husband is thrilled with something that doesn't get too stuffed to zip ;-) Plus, when you have to cart around pull-ups and special blankies and a few books and baby dolls... and maybe a sound machine... well, you can see how the extra space is quite useful!
 This is by far my favorite part. It was fun to copy my favorite part of the sleeping beauty print with some embroidery. These prints are Heather Ross' Far Far Away 2... aren't they just perfect for little girlie stuff?!

 I used an Ikea duvet cover as lining ($10 for a queen size cover + two pillow cases = pretty good price per yard!)
 Another favorite little detail ;-)
 This was about as simple as zippers get--- do not be intimidated!
The out takes from my little photo shoot are my favorite... those silly chickens were really quite taken in... curious critters!


Sarah Boutwell said...

I love, love, love the bag! And your pictures are very pretty too, Jane. I have to admit, I really do enjoy when your chickens make appearances in your photos/blog posts. ;) Too fun!

jane said...

wowzas!! to get a compliment on my photography from you is deeply felt!! Thank you!

Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily said...

WOWOWOWOWOW soooo fabulous!!!! LOVE it. Randomly, got same bizarre comment from same Heather. Hate spam. Love the bag.