Distraction from the essentials!



Certainly this zip bag was not on my urgent and over long ‘to do’ list prior to our holiday departure. But I just couldn’t resist making something to keep all the sun cream and mosquitos sprays together. The excuse being I do try really hard to be organised when we are away as much of the time I am chivvying 3 teens which is like herding cats! So if I know where the essentials are then I have a fighting chance.

I made a similar bag with a large red Cross on it for first aid supplies last year which worked well and so what was needed was a complementary one for sun and mosquito spray/cream. And yes if I’d had time I’d done a bee motif.

imageI used raw edge appliqué – quick and easy. And crucially everyone got the symbol and know where supplies are kept.


A few days in and it’s working other than of course making sure the sprays and cream  go back in the bag and are not scattered around our accommodation. Putting things away doesn’t appear to be in their skill set on holiday anymore than it is at home!


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