Monday, 4 November 2013

The Pooh bag - the best Diaper Bag in the World Ever.

A little while ago, I was given a most beautiful, practical, fun, and generally amazing pressie for when the bean comes.  I cannot promise this post wont be a bit cringy, cos I just cant stop looking at it and thinking "wow!  I am so lucky!"  So, feel free to just look at the pretty pictures and bag details below...  but OMG.   I am so lucky.

My mate Katy once blogged about some very special fabric, Pooh fabric, all the way from Australia.  I, cheekily, didn't waste any time telling her I wanted some of it..  To be fair though, I didn't actually expect or intend for one second that she do so!  But she's lovely.  And she got some and set it aside for me in secret.  Meanwhile, I was chatting to Rhonda telling her that I reckoned the bag Katy was designing would actually be the *Perfect* diaper bag...  Katy spotted that too...

When I went to Edinburgh for the Stitch Gathering, Katy presented me with this.    (I cried a bit, and gushed a lot.  And I might have hugged her a few dozen times.  And I will again when I see her next.  Tis freakin AWESOME.  And I am so lucky!)   I now present to you,

the Best Ever Diaper Bag In The World Ever.






Thanks to Alice for modelling, and apologies to Katy that I'm not better at photo taking.... I just dont do it justice at all.

1.  It is POOH FABRIC.

2.  It is a classy grown up look with pooh sketches and teamed with charcoal black.  (the piping has teeny wee flowers on it, which I notice and love, and so very subtle that man will never notice).
This is important to me cos man needs to be able to carry it happily.  Or at least with little objection!

3.  It has an adjustable strap to fit any size.  A good solid bottom, and bag feet too.

4.  It has the most unbelievable amount of storage.  Its a lovely big bag, but it also has a zipper pocket along the length of the back, 3 pooh pockets under the flap, an elasticated pooh pocket on the side (bottle pocket methinks).  And that's just the outside!

5.  The inside is all wipeable vinyl coated fabric.  So no worries about wipes or creams leaking etc.  There are 3 roomy pockets along the back and one large pocket divided into two along the front inside.  And there is still a massive amount of space in the main body.

This is going to take nappies, everything for changing, a change of outfit, bottles, snacks, blimey - it will hold everything we could possibly need to take out!

And did I mention how bloomin lovely it looks too?

Thank you Katy :-)  We love it.

And just in case you love it almost as much as I do, its worth noting that Katy is currently developing the pattern to be available soon, and I think she is still hoping to do a Bag-along to make variations of it!

25 comments:

  1. Oh, wow!!! I love how it's Pooh (Pooh Bear! My fave..) but grown up. Very classy but a little bit maverick. What an amazing gift - she's a great kid that Katy!

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  2. Gorgeous - Pooh is so appropriate as well as being very adorable! Well done Katy and lucky you! Juliex

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  3. That's cute! And like Julie, the 'Pooh' irony is not lost on me ;)

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  4. What a lovely present, though I did have to suppress childish giggles when reading about solid bottoms and wipeable pooh pockets.

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  5. You could probably pop the baby in too if you thought about it ;o)

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  6. It's brill. My SIL wanted to buy us a pink, flowery monstrosity and was shocked when I suggested that laughing boy may not appreciate it (let alone me...not my style either). Give me a pooh poo bag any time

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  7. Holy Pooh Bears batman! Flip pin' awesome!

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  8. You'll be the envy of every new mum! She's the Queen of bags is our Katy!

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  9. Well from someone who banned anything Disney or Pooh from coming within 100 yards of my three when they were born, that is one mighty fine bag!
    (The Disney ban lasted until they were old enough to point!) xxx

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  10. Love it, she makes fab bags doesn't she! (have to agree with SewLittleToSay about solid bottoms, lol)

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  11. I love it. What a fantastic gift and you are right on all points, it will be useful and fun to carry. Well done Katy!

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  12. It is awesome! What an amazing gift!

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  13. Wow! Gorgeous! Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!

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  14. Beautiful lucky girl :))))) i was going to ask about the pattern but you told us as i am wanting to make a bag like that !!!

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  15. It's amazing!!!! Isn't she a honey?!

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  16. Wow! Katy is the bag making queen. What a fabulous gift!

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  17. Oh wow! You are a lucky bean mama!

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  18. It's wonderful! And great vinyl fabric on the inside. I wonder what that is and if I can buy all of what remains of it... wait, am supposed to not buy more fabric.

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