"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Handmade baby shower gift

My cousin is having twins! Eek!

I made this groovy little change mat clutch for her. Handy to throw in the pram for quick trips to the shops. I wish I had one of these when my kids were babies!

Pretty Amy Butler fabric

Opens out like this and holds a couple of nappies and some baby wipes. Clear vinyl easy to wipe clean.

And it folds back up like this...

...into a cute little clutch with a magnetic clasp.
The vinyl was a little tricky to work with as it sticks to the machine as you sew. A tip I read was to place some tissue paper underneath, sew with the vinyl side down and then tear it away. This worked well.

My brother and his wife will have their first baby next month, so I will have more baby projects to show you soon.


  1. Love your blog. Very inspiring.
    I used to live in the Blue Mtns but now near Dubbo. Different but good. Keep creating!! Blessings.