A friend of mine had a baby in May and I'm finally going to meet her little Maddy on Monday! I've had the fabric and the plans to make her a diaper bag since missing her shower in April, and even got a changing pad made back in March. Yay for finally having the motivation to finish a project! I originally planned on making another messenger bag, but then really wanted to try my hand at a pleated bag again. I found a simple bag that I LOVE on Etsy, analyzed all the pictures for a while, and then actually drew and wrote out plans for making it! Such a new thing for me to think things through ahead of time ;) I'm really happy with how it turned out, but know how I'd do it differently next time (when I told my husband this he said, "Don't you always?"). Next time I'll make it a few inches shorter and an inch or two wider, but I still love the way this one turned out. It looks really cute over the shoulder, but I have yet to comb my hair or put on makeup today, so no self portraits!