Finally, after a week of hardwork on the face-lifting, my old tote bag has a fresh new look!!!!
A “Daisy Tote”!!!!
This takes a lot more than my original plan and why it took me so long to finish it :p. I was thinking of just crocheting a flower*** which I learned from an “Irish Crochet-Lace Book”, sew onto it and sew a piece of simple internal lining with a zipped pocket.
***Remark: If you notice my blog header, you will see a picture of a similar white flower over there, that is the test piece I did monthssss ago.
Then, I need something to hold the milk bottle or thermoflask upright so that it won’t accidentally lay horizontal and cause liquids to leak out. If you experienced the leakage before you will know how messy it gets. I attached two elastic bands at the side of it to hold the bottles.
It is still not enough to be a diaper bag. What about the diapers and wet tissue? I want them to be in a proper place so that I can access them easily. Again, another strip of elastic band across the bag. I put a magnet button instead of dead stitching it for the elastic to hold the diaper and wet tissue independantly. In future, I can choose to accommodate wider things like books and don’t have to take the stitches out. Flexible and adaptable to whatever occasion huh~
This is how the internal looks like in flat before I sew them into the tote. Upper is my diaper bag arrangement and it can transform to other bag (bottom) one day when my baby grows up. I believe this tote can last for years 🙂
As usual, I put my beautiful label on the zipped pocket – “Handmade by Craftpassion” 🙂
I brought it out this morning for my 6 month-old’s vaccination jabs and got these reactions from the clinic assistants. Their eyes stared at my daisy tote the moment I walked in and their eyes were watching the tote where ever I walked. Before I left, one of the clinic assistants finally articulated her desire and asked me where I bought this tote and it is so beautiful…. haa haa haa I was so happy and felt like floating up to the sky and replied “Oh thanks, it is the only one in the world and it was made by me”. Their eyes turned so big like they don’t believe it and seconds later they asked if I am going to make another one and sell to them, I just gave them a smile and replied politely ” I am afraid not! This is specially for my baby”…. oh the gratification is more than words can say!!!! Wonders of HANDMADE, no two pieces of works are identical and the admiration spurs me on to create more!
As I work on it, the internal lining get more and more elaborate. I want it to be my new born baby’s daiper bag, the internal lining must look soft and comfortable, so I did some diagonal quilt sewings onto it with a piece of poly-fluffy….