Sometimes, when more than a month has gone by without posting, I wonder if I'm kidding myself when I think that I can make the time to craft AND tell people about it.
And I've been feeling bad I haven't done my second giveaway yet. To tell the truth, I've tried twice to make prizes and couldn't bring myself to use them as prizes because they didn't really turn out. I still plan on doing one one of these days.
I'm glad you're all nice so that I can tell myself you'll all forgive me for being a lame blogger.
One of my recent projects has been to make a fun bag to go in my kids' 72-hour kits.
The idea started when I saw this post about a 20 minute tote from the Purl Bee. I've made at least ten of these bags. They really are quick and easy bags. I made a bag for my son's library books. I made a few for his cousin. I made a more with the 72-hour kits in mind.
I'm planning on putting together kid backpacks my children will be able to carry in the event of an emergency. I have a list of emergency items I need to pack for them. It's safe to say that my kids will want something happy and comforting mixed in with the clothes and food. I wanted the "fun" part to be in a separate, lightweight bag that could be taken out of the bag and played with and not get all mixed in with the other things.
I used freezer paper and fabric paint to embellish my bags.
This is what I put inside:
Crayons, coloring books, a story book, an activity pre-school book, lacing cards, I spy bags, and card games.
These little critters come from Aranzi Aronzo's "The Cute Book." A little softness goes a long way in comforting during scary times. Big stuffed animals are bulky. These little guys can play together and have some fun.
The bags aren't very heavy, and should provide at least a little entertainment in emergency situations.What do you have in your 72 hour kits? (Not just for the kids)