Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Shower Snails

WTF, you ask?!?

It's summer.
There was a baby shower.
The fabric is covered in cute snails.

WTF did you think I meant?

See?!  It's a cute little convertible diaper clutch!  Covered in snail-ios.  The pattern is from Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.  It's a clutch, big enough to hold a couple of diapers, wipes, etc., AND it opens flat into a changing pad.  Pretty nifty, eh?

I've been enjoying working with metal hardware on my bags.  They add a nice finishing touch and they're durable!  Plus, it was fun to quilt some wonky lines on the clutch.  I figured that snails don't move in straight lines, so why should the quilt lines?


Above, you can see (sort of) the inner pocket for holding diapers and such.  I asked around and according to the moms I spoke to, they all agreed that they would have found a smaller, more portable bag really convenient for those quick trips out to the grocery store or whatever.  They didn't always need the giant diaper bag and this would have been nice.

And I used a fabric scrap to make the gift tag/care instruction tag.

I hope the parents-to-be enjoy it!  And that the soon-to-arrive baby boy finds the pad comfy enough.