Here's my latest quick project. It's a pouch just big enough for two diapers and a slim to-go pack of wipes.
Remember how I made that extra infant car seat cover for the friend whose sister was expecting a baby? Well, she is a Miche representative, so instead of cash, I asked if she could pay me in merchandise :) I've wanted one of these purses for a long time. If you aren't familiar with them, the outside (pretty part) attaches magnetically to the inside bag, which has pockets and card organizers and such. That way, you can change the shell instead of having to move all your stuff if you want your purse to match your outfit. I've never cared about that, but I love the bags, and thought I could probably make some covers of my own too ;) Gotta think like a crafter, you know. Anyway, this is a huge bag, so I knew I wanted to be able to keep things somewhat organized. When I carry this big of a bag, I don't like to carry a diaper bag too. I figured when I'm out and about, I can keep the diaper bag in the car and just have the ability to do a quick diaper change in the purse.
So I made a simple fold-over pouch. It's the perfect size for a diaper for the baby and one for the two year old (hoping to not need those much longer) and the wipes.
My daughter shared a philosophy she learned from her jewelry sales business with me. Basically it's that you can't accomplish anything in your "spare time" because it will never get done. In other words, you have to plan to do things if you really want them done. I figure this is why I don't get much sewing done. I don't have one set time to work on stuff. So I decided to remedy that. I have one daycare kid who comes about 3 days per week at 5:45. I don't normally have any other kids until 7:45. If I don't work on something specific, I get really sleepy. So I'm now using that early morning time as my sewing time. The only trick is that I have her lay down and sleep until the next kid comes, and the sewing machine is near enough that full lighting would keep her awake. I'm still working on the solution to that problem. It's pretty hard to sew in the dark. But at least I'm getting some sewing done now!!
One other thing of note. I won again! This time I won the My Memories Suite scrapbooking software. I'm looking forward to playing with it. I really don't have a clue what it will be like, but I'm excited to get to find out.