I have a pen pal from Alabama who loves old things, just as much as I do. I "met" her when I was pregnant with Jack and I was looking for some old pictures to put on his wall. I came across her ebay store, and found lots of stuff I loved.
I sent her an email saying if I won any auctions, but did not pay right away to hold tight, because I was just about to go into labor with my third child. She sent me back a really nice email, and we have kept in touch ever since that day.
She has made me a lot of nice stuff, so when she sent me some vintage fabric, and asked if I could make her a diaper bag (she is expecting her first any day) I was so happy to do it.
I love, love this vintage fabric she sent. I used Amy Butler's Nappy Bag pattern. This is a super fast bag to make because you cut the whole front and back out in two pieces. The fabric she sent me is bark cloth, I think. It was so nice and thick, that I decided not to use the canvas interfacing. I also made her a changing mat, and added a front flap, with a snap.
This really inspired me. I think I want to find some vintage fabric and make one for myself. This doesn't have to be just a Nappy bag. I think it would make a great knitting bag too. It is big, but not too big and has nice roomy pockets.
This is just one of the things I have purchased from Gwen. I love these frames made out of old wood. Check out her ebay shop! You won't be disappointed!