Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cambria's Church Bag

For the last couple of months I've been babysitting my two grandchildren because my daughter is on bedrest with her third pregnancy.  It's actually been quite fun having two little ones around the house again (my teenagers don't run to the door when I walk in, wildly excited to see me quite like my grandkids do!), but I've had to "re-learn" how to have "two little ones around the house again!"  :o)  That includes going to church.  Every week I have a baggie for snacks, a baggie for colored pencils, a baggie for toys, and a pad of paper to draw on.  I'm sure the young Mom's just roll their eyes and giggle as I pass them in the hallways!  So I decided I needed to make a bag for church. 

This pattern is called Scrappy Sack from This and That.  This is what their Scrappy Sack looks like.  I'm not sure why (other than I didn't put a cute flower on mine), but, obviously, mine is a LOT different!  I also didn't flatten the bottom (red polka dot fabric) because the bag was smaller than I was anticipating so I just left it as a side piece to make it a little bigger.  Hmmm . . . that's gotta be it.  :/

Theirs seems wider at the top and just looks bigger than mine does.  Oh well.  That's why it's now my granddaughter's church bag!  It'll hold all her neat "stuff" in it and she looks sooooo cute walking around with it slung over her shoulder!  :o)

I'll just have to continue my search for a cute bag for me that's more Grandma sized!  I want to find a pattern that I can use to make different bags for different seasons.  I think that would be kinda fun!  Even though this one didn't turn out quite like I expected it to, I'm pretty excited about it since it's the first one I've ever made!  :o)