Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Rainy Day Suitcase

Well it is officially fall though right now it strangely feels more like summer with temperatures in the mid-eighties. However the weather is rumored to turn tomorrow. Which means we'll be spending more time indoors. And I'm told staying inside is B O R I N G. My children are not quite adept at self entertainment.

This past summer I made them a list. A list of things they could do should they find themselves bored. But I've decided to take things a step further.

Presenting the Rainy Day Suitcase. It is a vintage child's case with a sweet umbrella graphic mod-podged on the front (I'm all about mod-podge these days). Inside are handmade coloring books, colored pencils, vintage "Make and Do" crafting books, yarn, knitting needles, a crochet hook, a set of cards and little bag of jacks.

Hopefully this will provide the kids with the much needed impetus to entertain themselves -- at least for a brief periods of time. And, being a portable suitcase this is perfect for trips, car-rides and those not so interesting sporting events we occasionally drag them to (i.e. day long water polo tournaments).

I'm looking forward to trying it out this next weekend as there is another tournament on the books. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks for popping in! I hope you are having a weekend chock full of pleasantries.

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Tammie said...

such a good idea and the suitcase is adorable.

Shalet said...

I *love* the suitcase. I just happen to have the matching train case that I used as a cash box when we did the flea market. They make a lovely pair.

Jen said...

Such a great idea and the most adorable suitcase to store it in =)

Shalet said...

Thank you!

jacqueline said...

Dearest shalet, this is really such a wonderful idea and i am in love with this suitcase...sooo adorable! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Marcie said...

Such a clever idea!! Wish I'd thought of that when my kids were young!!!