it took me 4 days to get back in the mood for blogging. hehe.
spent all day on the bed on Monday [turns out my body couldnt take long journeys anymore!] , catching up on my blogroll list on Tuesday [sambil bekerja- heh!] , MC on Wednesday [fever - but managed to have lunch @ thecurve n shop a bit @ ikea - I blame mom! hehehe!]
I dont feel like writting about my trip to penang since it was more like a romantic [eceehhh] weekend getaway for me n hubs - hehehe... no pictures no nothing.. only boring stuff couples do.heh.
but I do feel like sharing this little project I managed to squeeze in [besides lunch n shopping] and also finish yesterday [slept at 2am!]
remember I was fussing about all the baby bags are so ridiculously expensive? I found a solution to it! DIY !!
I was browsing thru some DIY crafts blog the other day, and found this Hip Mama Diaper Bag tutorial written by A Mingled Yarn [its FREE!!]. At first, it looked complicated, but I printed out the tutorial anyway, hoping that I would manage to follow the steps given.
So, yesterday, with full determination, I turned this
Fabric from Ikea [rm19.90/meter]
back zip pocket
I added a place to put my keys
Turns out, the instructions were not that hard to follow, I did have some bumps here and there..but I thought I did good for a first timer ;) [i skipped some parts like the interfacing and the metal snaps coz i was just lazy heh - but it turned out better than I thought it would be] , I also used cotton fabric for the lining instead of vinyl coz I read somewhere in the comment that it'll be easier to wash when the bag gets dirty! just dump it in the machine! ;)
I must say, I love love love the bag!! It has 9 pockets all together, its the perfect size and its spacious which Im pretty sure I can fit everything I need inside the bag! PLUS it costs me LESS THAN Rm50!!! [see..who says you need to spend thousands from your account just to have the best - besides, you yourself define whats the best for you. not others! *wink*]
I cant wait to find a fabric with paterns that I really like to make my baby bag [owh, I forgot to tell yer, this one's a trial bag! hehe] - loving the Amy Butler designs but its so hard to find in Malaysia.. :(
Planning to make matching diaper clutch, changing pad, bottle holder and whatever I could think of later with the bag! <3
and today, I received these:
fabrics I ordered from Kids Island , very cheap, only rm10/meter and its heavy cotton! I dunno what to do with them yet, but I've got plenty of choices to choose from this blog I found DIY Bag Lover .. it provides links to tutorials for all crazy cool DIY bags! I super love this blog.
opss..I think I'm going a bit crazy here...hehe..anyways...for those who loves art and crafts as much as I do...here are some links that I think are super wicked!
DIY Bag Lover [my fav of course!]
my sweet den
my sewing corner
sweet lil craft shop
sew chic and unique
well..those are some of them....theres a lot of links in the websites itself...rajin2 click click click laa yer... i promise, you'll be mesmerized!!! enjoy! ;)