Sewing is my catharsis. There's pretty much nothing that relaxes me more than creating something out of fabric.
That said, this bag idea came on a much needed day where my crazy post-pregnancy, presently-nursing hormones went even more out of whack than normal. I think Jonathan would tell you he was happy he had plans on Saturday.
So, I took all of my angst and after a 6 hours, 4 feedings, 3 chick flicks, and a VERY messy apartment, I ended up with this:
I found the free tutorial here. The only change I made was to add a little pocket on the back (which I forgot to take a picture of), and I sewed the pockets on differently than directed due to some measuring mistakes. Oh yeah, and I didn't interface the bag. Only the straps.
I can't remember where I found the pattern for the flower I made.
All in all, I can actually say that this is the best sewing job I've ever done. I would actually feel comfortable selling this bag it's so well done. And...I sewed with a comfort level of actually knowing how to do stuff rather than guessing my way through it. Awesome!!!