When Brodie was one I bought him a Haba doll thinking how nice it would be if he had someone smaller than him to look after, and how he might enjoy having a sidekick to play with. All he ever did was undress the doll - Lukas- and hide his shoes.
Luckily Grier was quick to adopt him alongside her own Haba doll and he joined her merry band of friends who are frequently told to 'get to sleep', stay still, and eat all of your dinner RIGHT NOW. I have no idea where she picks this stuff up........
She had shown great interest in the changing of nappies so I thought her own little changing bag might make a good handmade Christmas present. Also she loves bags with a passion so even in the nappy bit wasn't a hit I knew somewhere to store all her half chewed things and pegs and bracelets would be invaluable.
I'm not sure whether it's good or bad that I didn't actually need to buy anything save for some velcro to make this, it all came from my stash.
I looked at a few online tutorials for some ideas and then just went for it.
It's fully lined - fancy eh? It has an elasticated pocket on one side for a bottle. Morag got her some of those magic ones where the milk disappears as you hold it upright and then appears again. Which brought back such strong memories of playing with those myself, so weird when that happens.
I also made a little pack of wipes made from and old white fleece remnant which Grier takes great glee in stuffing in and out and wiping the dolls face/bums.
It all closes with a couple of velcro tabs for ease and fits over the handle of the pram.
I made three nappies to fit baby Anabell but they can be squeezed onto giant Kitty if need be so I think they are a success. I made a pattern on scrap card and cut out outers from fabric scraps and inners from the same white fleece, sewed all around the edges leaving a gap for turning out, top stitched and then added a couple of velcro tabs. Bish, bash, done.