Friday, December 25, 2009

Photo Update: Week 26

Merry Christmas! We've spent the day with family, so I made sure to have my mom take a picture. It's been a while since I've shown an update of how I look. I'm 26 weeks (6 1/2 months) and am really feeling the baby move around. It is the most reassuring feeling in the world! If a length of time passes without me feeling much movement, I get antsy and just wait and wait to feel the baby move around.

All seems to be going well for both me and babykins. I am so thankful. Here's how we look:

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Diaper Bag

I made a diaper bag for my sister-in-law. Then I made one for myself. I made it before we knew we were having a boy, but I chose blue because I wanted to use some fabric (called shwe shwe - used to make the traditional outfits.) I bought in Swaziland. I had only purchased a yard of it (why not more?!) so I had to mix and match with some other random fabric that I had. Here are the results.
Inside. Here's where you can see the shwe shwe: the blue spiraled fabric.

Bag, changing pad, two accessory bags - the largest of which is lined with waterproof vinyl.
Tucked away.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Diaper Bag

My brother and his wife are expecting their first child just a few months before us. I decided to make a diaper bag with a few accessories. Here's the finished product.

They don't know if they're having a boy or girl, so I didn't want to be too gender specific in the colors I chose. Plus, hopefully this bag will be durable enough to last them through more than one child!

Rear pocket

Interior with pockets

Changing pad and two zippered removable pockets which may or may not actually be useful. I thought they were cute and I got to practice my zipper skills, so here they are.

In the bag. Not much room left over, so some rearranging may be required.

I also made them a baby sling after my brother commented on our cousin's sling. I had purchased a pattern a few weeks before and thought it was the perfect chance to practice making a sling. Here I am modeling it with my child's second cousin who is about 3+ weeks old in this picture (if you're my friend on facebook a larger version of the picture can be seen there).