Mama Birdie Bag

Three posts in one day…whoa! On to crafty news…

I am a mom and have come to grips with the fact that I need a mom bag. But I want to be cute at the same time? Is that possible? I say so…

A friend from church let me borrow an amazing Amy Butler pattern for this Birdie Sling. I got some fabric from Joann’s. This fabric is part of their new Stonehill Collection: Ribbon Dance called Pink Dahlias and Pink Main Floral. I used my half off coupon this week and picked some up for this bag. Isn’t it fun?

Inside I made a large pocket for diapers and wipes. One the other side are smaller pockets for keys, sunglasses, cell phone, etc. Plus my Ballard Designs magazine rolled up inside :-)

And since I can’t have a purse without a cute flower on it…here is another Wise Craft flower. I added tulle in between the petals to make it more poofy and fun.

Just to give you an idea of the size of this baby…

So can I pull it off? Am I am cute mama or just a mom with a ginormously cute bag??




  • Carrie

    Oh…you are a Ca-UTE mama!

  • The Un-Organized Mom

    Sooo cute!!!!

  • MiMi

    You know you are a cute mama! And I love all bags, so I love that one too!
    So…ya gonna sell those on your Etsy shop when you get it open??
    Macey

  • momof4boys

    You are a cute mama!! and I am a big fan of your blog. I have it marked in my favourites and check for updates everyday. What a great blog!

  • News Around The Blogs

    It's a cute cute cute bag, I want one! How much?

  • Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend

    You have a great blog…enjoyed reading it tonight.
    I had a little time to do some blog hopping…I always enjoy finding new blogs and new friends.
    Hope you will stop by and visit me.
    This month I am posting on our Disney trip plus a June giveaway.

  • Beck

    Wow Beckie – First, you are an a-dor-able mama! second…oreo cakesters can make your bum look like that..i am proof…and i never liked oreo's before…last, but definitely not least, love Wordless Wednesday pics….toooooo cute! B:)

  • Eryn

    of course, Cute Mama!

    I've wanted to try that pattern for awhile, but those stinkin' amy butler ones are spendy…and never go on sale around here.

    Very cute!

  • Lindy

    Very cute. You know, you could sell those!

  • Lindsay

    First, email pattern of bag please and thankyou :D
    second, How much FUN is having a baby girl?!?!?! Sunglasses, check, sun hat, check, cute little itty bitty bikini, check check!!! Soooooo cute.

    Tim ALLOWED his little baby girl out in a bikini?! Ha ha ha. LOVE it :D

  • Richella

    You are both, babe! Your bag is darling, but you? You are one happenin' redhead.

    And I know one when I see one!

  • Lee Ann

    You are one cute momma! Now fill that bag with the little devils and keep running to burn those calories off!

  • Denise ~ Paper Ponderings

    You are such a cute mama!! Love that bag!!!

  • Jenn

    That bag is ginormous! Have you lost any children in it? It sure is cute though!

  • Sarah

    How about all the above for some love?! I'll gladly add mine in – love the bag and I bet you're cute with or without it!

  • Carmel

    Cute bag! Though I must say it's a LOT bigger than I thought just hanging on that door knob… glad you showed just how big it is! : ) Super cute.

  • So Bella

    Oooh, I love the fabrics you chose! You look like a very stylin' momma! Great job!

    I made one of those bags, and was surprised at how big it ended up being. I love how much stuff I can cram in there, though!

  • Tamara

    Super cute – love the fabric choices – the names of the fabric alone make me happy… you are so good to think of making a pattern your own an dpersonalizing it with the pockets you would need and use. Size is good, too – when you are trying to make one bag function as a diaper bag and a purse, it has to be big – unless, of course, you like the look of crap hanging out the top of your bag…

  • Empty Nest Full Life

    I made one of those a while back, and love it. I would even like a smaller version of the same bag. I have used it to take stuff to school when I substitute. Love the colors of your bag. Jackie

  • Mom Taxi Julie

    That's a great bag, so cute! You did a great job!

  • Merissa

    Any possible way that you would consider making one and selling it to a fellow blogger? I think that is a gorgeous bag but I do not know how to make anything from a pattern. I barely know how to use my sewing machine. Just thought I would ask. If you would consider could you email me at [email protected]

  • Charlotte

    i think you are a super cute mama!! the bag is beautiful too! awesome job! …love the fabric you chose.

  • Brandy

    Dang…you are so cute. I love the fabric. I actually ordered fabric from that post you did on your living room. I was struggling with the same things….black and beige. PERFECT!!!! When I saw that fabric, it was like the sky open up and I heard the angels singing. Ha Ha! Now, I have to head to JoAnn's today and buy that fabric you have for the purse. Don't know what I will do with it yet, but too cute to pass up.

    Emailing you your "interview questions" today. Get them to me whenever you get a chance. I am locking myself in my craft room (dangerous thought) until I get some posts done.

    Love ya girl,
    Great job on the 5K. You ROCK!!!

  • Melanie

    Super cute mom with a super cute bag! I need a bag like that!

  • PixieVonAzia

    Cute bag! I wish I knew how to make my own bags. My husband would LOVE that. :)

  • Amber

    The bag is super cute! And you are a cute mama carrying it. But the cute mama better make a regular appointment at the chiropractor or her back is going to be killing her from carrying said bag around town. Or you might just get shorter on one side. ;)

    Congrats on the 5K!

  • Wes and Dani

    Wow I LOVE that bag, and for shizzle you are a cute mama. :) So far I haven't been brave enough to tackle bags…but someday! *crosses fingers*

    Dani
    craftrookie.blogspot.com