Many of the things that I make arise from an effort to meet a need or solve a problem in our home and daily lives. It is so fulfilling to find a way to meet that need using natural materials, repurposed objects, and especially my own hands. Seeing my creations used in a way that benefits my dear family is…wonderful. It strengthens family and home life as the center of our minds, efforts, and hearts. Which is exactly where it should be. Right in the center.
Recently I met a need for myself which was fantastic…and I am loving using my little creation. You see…my camera did not come with a case, which made it an even better deal, but made things a bit tricky finding it a home. I had been using a larger camera bag which worked well except that it couldn’t be easily tossed into my diaper bag….which is a huge necessity. So I found some perfect fabric from my stash and made a new one!!
This fabric is left over from making a diaper bag for a dear friend and her darling little twin girls. I love using fabric that has a story… now the camera bag always makes me think of her! Which is wonderful!!!
I traced the camera onto graph paper and made a pattern that gave room for foam padding and included a pocket for and extra battery/charger. But nothing else…we were going for a barebones bag!
I was bushwacking through making such a small bag with foam padding…so I am not going to show you that mess! But it pulled together nicely…phew!!!
That button is my absolute favorite part of this bag. It’s not functional…I used a big strip of velcro as a fastener…but I couldn’t resist adding this fantastic button!!!
Now my precious little camera happily resides in a delightful bag which is easily thrown into my diaper bag, purse, stroller, etc., so it is always nearby to catch glimpses of our handmade childhood to share with you!!