Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On the Fly: Changing Pad

The other day, I splurged on a new baby purchase. I'm realizing that with Baby 2, there is a lot less hype about all the gear (probably because I've already got it - right?) and the prepping. Not that Kee-ku is any less important, but I've got an easier feeling about what we really need and what is just extra and superfluous.

Anyway, all this to say that I got myself a new diaper bag (the Haiku To-Go bag). (I know I know . . . more for me than for the little one.) My favorite part about it is that it is NOT a diaper bag. It's roomy and has pockets (I love to have things in their little places so I don't lose stuff or have to do much digging around for what I'm looking for), but it is smaller than my previous diaper bag. That is something I was definitely in the market for. I kind of hate lugging my bag around everywhere . . . sure it holds everything, but since when do I need to have EVERYTHING with me at all times? I cleaned out my old bag to put stuff in the new bag and realized I didn't even know half the stuff that was in there was even in there, and that when it came down to it I only really used/looked at/needed about 30% of what I was carrying around. No wonder I hated schlepping it from place to place.

And yes, yes. I realize that I will have 2 kids now to tend to . . . which would seem to necessitate a bigger bag rather than a smaller one. But I figure I still have the big one for when we're going out for longer outings. And when I'm not using it, I can have extra supplies packed in it in the car rather than on my person.

The only thing about getting a diaper bag that is not really a diaper bag is that there is no changing pad. So yes. Of course, I made one. :) I already had the patterned fabric in abundance and picked up some clear "cover your lacy tablecloth so the kids don't get it messy" plastic from JoAnns, some plain brown easily wipe-able tablecloth fabric for the backing, and because it was there, some green bias binding to make it ever so slightly coordinate-y with the diaper bag. Because I'm just like that.
Now that I have that little sewing zing out of the way (took very little time to whip it up), it's on to Kee-ku's baby quilt. I've already started cutting the pieces out . . .


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