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Do you feel guilty???

28 January 2010

I have a question.  Do you feel guilty when you make yourself something?  For some reason or other, I do.  I absolutely love to make things for other people, but when it comes time for me to make something for myself I feel guilty that I'm not giving it to someone.

Yes I know I may sound crazy, but that's just me.  Anyways....remember the stroller bag that I have made?  Well my little man and I have outgrown that bag.  I love that bag…..I used it A LOT!!!!  But now that little man is 1 year old, we don’t use the stroller that often. 

So move onto my dilemma.  I needed a bag to carry little man’s necessities plus my own.  It’s hard to wrangle a one year old and hold onto a purse and a diaper bag at the same time.

After a few tweaks I came up with this bag.  Please excuse the photos.

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It holds, as you can see……diapers and wipes case in one pocket (with elastic), my wallet and planner, three bottles and formula holder(he was still on formula when I made this) and what you can’t see is his cheerios container with his snacks.  The front of the bag has a pocket to hold my keys and it has a magnetic snap to keep it closed so nothing falls out.  I really like it.  It was really easy to make too. 

I only felt guilty for a few minutes, lol.  Because after all I really needed this bag.

Tell me what you think of it.  As soon as life slows down a little I’m going to try to write a tutorial for this bag and the stroller bag.

~Tracie

8 comments:

  1. I have the same problem with feeling guilty. Which might explain why the only quilt I made for myself is not finished. I would love to have the tutorial for this bag though. -Patiently waiting-of course.

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  2. I love this bag just as much as I love the sroller bag which I have not yet made. I wouldn't say I feel guilty making things for myself but I always think I should make things for someone else first and then I usually don't get things made for me at all. but lately i have started a thing that if i find something cute to sew i make one for me first if i need or want one before i make it for everyone else otherwise i usually never ge mine done.

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  3. Thank you both for commenting!!!!

    Melissa...I hope you finish that quilt soon. I would love to quilt, but haven't gotten that brave.

    Heather...I'm taking your advice there. Since I made myself one, I am now making one for my sister. My niece and nephew are 19 months apart exactly...so she still totes around a lot of stuff.

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  4. I sometimes make one for somebody else first (to figure out how I want mine done exactly) :) and then I'll make one for me! I love the stroller bag and this bag! I would love to see tutorials sometime. (No big rush though because I have no kids yet!) :)

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  5. I don't feel that guilty making things for myself because I usually do it when I can't find the exact thing I want in a store. Or I found the thing I want in a store and it's a price I don't want to pay.

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  6. I don't feel guilty. Um, well, I guess that's because I don't really make myself things yet LOL. I'm so overwhelmed with things to make for other people that I haven't even gotten to look at things I'd like. :)

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  7. Love this bag...What a great idea and perfect for any mom!

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