Friday, June 14, 2013

Another bag story

Happy Friday everyone.

Today I want to ramble about another type of bag, which I have not talked about before;  until this stage of my life: Diaper bags.

What is the big deal about diaper bags? I know right? You just need a big bag to stuff all the baby stuff in, and some of your stuff too. That is what I thought about before I discover the amazing world of baby bags/ diaper bags. I could browse for hours like I used to with shoes, or handbags.. just drooling.

Designer bags are also everywhere these days (or have they been there for a long time?) haha I didn't know but, there are some expensive bags out there that I have the desire to buy, but then again, I could not afford to. As a thrift shopper kental, I would want a second hand bag if I could, but I think it wouldn't be so great hygiene wise, so I thought of buying a new one for Baby K.

So I surveyed.

This is too big.
This is too small.
This does not give me what I need (ambiguity much?)
I don't like the color.

I don't like the design.
This is okay, but I dont like the handles.

Yes, these are allll excuses. Truth is, I do love some of the bags, I just don't want to know how much they cost, because I know what I could buy instead hehhehehe (selfish yes I know).

So there is another way, DIY. So I talked to my hubbs, Kaz few weeks back : Let's go to Tokyo. It will be my last shopping spree, before I would be able to walk so much anymore.
(Tip: when you persuade, always use the word 'last')

So Kaz agreed, bought the bus tickets and we went to Tokyo 2 days 1 night for the impromptu shopping spree. I already know what I wanted to buy when I got there, but my oh my, I forgot how overwhelmed I would be when I stand in Nippori, Tokyo's famous fabric street. There are so many designnnsss and choices I can't even.....

But because the trip from my town to Tokyo is a 7hr trip by bus, I don't want to go home empty handed, and since I arrived on Saturday morning, and Nippori closed on Sundays, everything must be settled on Saturday (the fabrics).

I was kinda proud of myself that although I am such an indecisive girl when it comes to shopping, I managed to get what I need. And to thank Kaz, I give him the options of choosing his own fabrics, because I want to make him his diaper bag too, since mine would be too fancy/girly for him to carry.

So here are the diaper bag stuff we got from that trip. Love my darling Kaz to bits, we arrived in Tokyo with only 1kg stuff in a big empty huge backpacking bag, and came back with stuff that's reaching 25kgs in that bag, and he was the one who carried them all. (I bought few heavy stuff from the bakery/cooking material shops as well).

This is my set. Seriously I don't know yet which one I will pick for outer bag, which one will be the one with pockets and is inside the bag, time will tell once I made the bag.

This is daddy's set, he was decisive when he chose his fabric, not like mummy hehe. And he already gave me the design of what his diaper bag would look like. (because he wants to be able to put his laptop inside too)

You can see this in my set above, this was the type that I was hoping to find in Nippori, and I was
 happy that it was available there, this is a waterproof fabric, I will  be using it as the bottom of my diaper bag.. easy to clean, just wipe it with damp cloth.

Grabbed some ready-cut soft cottons for Baby K's binder.

And of course, some more extras for mummy. hehehe, I couldn't help it, these are 100yen per meter! These will be some of my new tudungs, will blog about it when I finished making them all.

Next up is making the bags, I am planning to make it when I'm in my 35th,36th weeks, right now I am focusing on finishing whatever I could with my research progress, I have 10 weeks left before the due date. Pray for me that everything will go smoothly, aameen (both research and baby).

I'll see you soon in next entry.




Lois Lane said...

Lovely fabric Mamipoko! You did goooooooood! :p

Noa Hamrin said...

Kaccc nya fabrik kat cnyn bebe :) kin gik yg ada zebra ya, berkenan amek ehhh..mun fabrik cun terus jadi shawl..hihi..all the best!

Love :)
owner of shawl zebra hihi

Nurrul Mohamad said...

tenchuuu luff.. <3

Nurrul Mohamad said...

kan.. yg ada zebra ya nasib nya nang beg mpun fabric, mun x dah meli extra pake polah tudong ria...