Friday, 19 February 2010

Big Little Bag Giveaway

Yet another bag. And yes, it's from One Yard Wonders. How did you guess? :)

This is the Petite Diaper Tote, and it's not quite what I was expecting. Mainly because there's only one photo of it in the book, and it's pictured with the change mat unfolded, so you don't really get to see what the bag itself looks like.

Even worse, there are very few diagrams to accompany the instructions, so it was a bit of a pig to put together. They're currently looking for contributors to the next edition, and I seriously hope they improve the format, cause it's made me tear at my already thinning hair with every project I've completed.

Anyhoo, this was meant to be a present for a friend, and although it's turned out beautifully, because it isn't quite the animal I thought it was I've decided to make her something else. I thought the change pad folded up into the bag, rather than outside of it, and I thought there was a flap to go over the top rather than it being open with a tab to close it. Where I got these ideas from, I don't know :)

So I'm giving it away to one of you lovely lovely people. It'd be a great little bag to pop in the bottom of your pushchair or leave in the boot of the car for nappy emergencies. It'll comfortably fit a packet of baby wipes, a couple of disposable nappies (or one cloth one) and a snack and a beaker. It's the sort of thing that you should aim for when you're going through that 'I want to get back to using a normal handbag but I still need to carry a bit of baby gubbins around' transitional stage. I'm happy to send it anywhere in the world, so international peeps are welcome to enter.

All you need to do is post a comment below telling me... well, telling me anything really. I don't mind what you say, as long as it's not too rude :) Just say hello if you're not feeling very prosey. Or just put 'I want your bag please'. Whatevs. And I know it can be a bit of a pain to comment in Blogger sometimes, so if you want to enter by email you can, just drop a line to

You've got ages to enter because I'm away next week, so I'll draw a winner on Saturday the 27th of February. Good luck!


  1. Hello!

    This diaper bag is so sweet! I love the combination of the blues and whites and grays. Such a pleasant sight!


  2. I think its a great bag. I also love the colours.

  3. What a cute diaper bag! I really love the fabric you used. Even though you had a little trouble with the pattern, you can't tell at all from your lovely stitching. Great & honest review of this pattern. <3


    ebscrafts at gmail dot com

  4. This is a lovely bag! Well done, i'm usless at doing anything without diagrams so fair play to you!

    lindsayamyrutter at gmail dot com

  5. I think this bag is gorgeous. It looks the perfect size too. My husband bought me a huge changing bag after our son was born and on our first trip to the paediatrician I turned too quickly and swiped a load of stuff off the corner of his cabinets. I've stuck to a trusty rucksack since. Could this be the bag that makes me a yummy mummy at last?!?

    Love your blog, by the way!

  6. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! The fabric is adorable. I love the colors and the sizxe is perfect for me!!

    Thanks for sharing!!


  7. I would love to win this bag so that I could give it to a woman who is very deserving. She is about to have her 4th baby and has 2 foster children. She has taken on a lot to give these 2 kids a better life. This would be a great gift.

    firemanshunnie at snet dot net

  8. Wow! Looks great, lovely fabric!

    Great pictures as well!

  9. Entry on behalf of Kaylee, who emailed me:

    'I really like the fabric. It would make a nice quilt too.'

  10. Hi - I'm planning on making this bag as a baby gift, and I think the design will be perfect for what the new mom needs. Thing is, I need to special order fabric with a particular character on it (she's a Paul Frank Monkey Julius fan), so am wondering whether you found a single yard to be enough? Thanks - S.

  11. Hmmmm, I don't know - I had a load of this fabric, so I just cut into it willy nilly and didn't really pay much attention to how much I used, sorry. Maybe order one and a half yards just to be sure and make her a little zip pouch as an extra gift if you have some left over?

  12. You did a fabulous job and I know exactly what you mean about the diagrams and directions in this book. Love the look and idea of the book but please... more info. I made the simply beautiful sundress here,

  13. I'm sooooooo glad you posted this because I got stuck halfway through. The picture in the book doesn't help much either. Thanks again!!!