Before I gave birth, I was asked to be part of the Desert Bloom Blog Tour for the talented Amanda Herring a.k.a The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs. Her new line is bold and beautiful, and it was a pleasure to work with her lovely fabrics. I think I'm going to move onto more bolder fabrics for future projects and Desert Bloom was a great choice to start with.
With babies in mind, I decided to create a bottle cooler bag (if you follow me, the last blog tour I did was with Elea Lutz for Strawberry Biscuit, I made a diaper bag).
Here's what I made:
|Bottle Cooler Bag|
|Cooler Bag with removable straps.|
|Top of bag. Red zipper contrast.|
|Can fit up to 3 baby bottles and an ice pack or snacks!|
|Detail shot of cooler bag.|
Here's how I made the bag:
I took measurements for 2 baby bottles and 1 water bottle and created the size of the bag off of those dimensions. I chose Desert Bloom blue poppy, hexies, and the grey text fabric from the line. I added red piping to the bag for a nice contrast. I used red cotton webbing for the handles and a bold red zipper for the opening of the bag. I added tabs for a removable adjustable strap in red cotton webbing.
|In design phase|
If your wondering "where the heck did she get insulation for the cooler bag from?", well there is this magical $1.50 store here in Southern California called Daiso. It's Japanese and they sell cute, useful, and weird stuff. I saw the roll of insulation and bought it!
|Cooler bag insulation from Daiso.|
I also created bibs using the Desert Bloom Birds in blue, pink, and multi from the line. I contrasted it with the Desert Bloom hexies in blue, grey, and pink.
|Detail of Desert Bloom bib in multi print.|
|Handmade bibs in the Desert Bloom birds prints.|
|Other side of bibs in Desert Bloom hexies print.|
|My beautiful babies!!|
Next up on the Desert Bloom Blog Tour tomorrow is:
Yvonne Fuchs at Quilting Jetgirl
Marissa Fischer at Rae Gun Ramblings
Be sure to check out these creative gals projects for the blog tour too!!