Remember this give away? Where I mention that my readers may be worth it, but I just couldn't be bothered making a Quiet Book?
Well, it turns out I may be a bit of a sewing savant. After weeks of carting a daggy bag to church with a slew of toys, books and our Quiet Book to keep our nap deprived LQ's head from doing a 360 degree turn, I said "Enough's enough". I wanted a cute little bag that would compactly carry all the things I needed to keep LQ entertained throughout church (or on the many flights that we take) including her quiet book.
So I designed and created my own quiet bag. Features include: a pocket for books, pictures, stickers and colouring pages with a detachable crayon pocket on the front; a pocket for a plastic container to hold snacks or if you are going on a long trip (like our last flight) it can hold playdough; and a built in quiet book with pages that can come out. So when I have more than one child I can hand crayons to one, a quiet page to another and a different quiet page to another (3 children is enough for me, thanks). I made one for LQ and had enough material leftover to make another (more streamlined) bag. I have made it for my niece, but she doesn't know about it yet, so... shhhh! Here it is.
and some of the Quiet Book pages
I really enjoyed making the bags, so I thought I would make some more. Just for you my reader (well, one of you). I haven't quite finished it yet, but here are some pictures for you to get an idea. I just have the crayon holder to finish.
We have road tested it on LQ on a short 1.5 hour flight and we didn't get through half the stuff we had brought along.
So do you want to win the bag?
I need to you click on this link to my husband's movie review blog, Celluloid Space, and make a comment on one of his reviews. He's the writer in this relationship, so if you already read (and like) my blog then you will definitely like his. I think Dal is needing a little motivation to get back into it, so leave a little encouragement if you can.
I suppose if you absolutely fell in love with his blog and wanted to blog about it yourself I could probably give you another entry. Just let me know in the comments on this post or in your comment on his blog.... whatever.
Hmmm... let me think. I think I will give this competition a week and a half to run its course. So I will close it at midnight Wednesday 6th May 2009 (Again, Australian Eastern Standard Time). I will announce the winner on Thursday 7th May 2009. I will be using LQ's randomness to choose the winner.