Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Finish - Waterproofed for Camp

I've been away at Guiding Mosaic 2016 -- a national Girl Guide camp -- that was held at Sylvan Lake in Alberta from July 9 to July 17.  I went as Core Crew to ensure the camp ran smoothly for all the participants, so I left on July 5.  Although I had a great time, I am so happy to be back home in my own bed and in dry weather.

Ziploc bags are a Girl Guide's best friend -- keeps everything neat and tidy and, more importantly, dry.  So knowing that I'd be in a tent for two weeks with the possibility of rain, I decided to make a few zippered pouches using PUL.

I used Noodlehead's open wide zippered pouch pattern, but skipped the interfacing.  It was a bit tricky sewing, but you just have to remember to go slow.


Butterflies.


Little monsters.


And ducks for the inside of both pouches.



I see more PUL pouches in my future.  They are more fun than ziploc bags.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts

21 comments:

  1. What a clever use of that fabric! So cool!

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  2. What a great idea to keep things dry while camping. My hats off to you...I don't know if I could have lasted two weeks in a tent! Wonderful of you to volunteer!

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  3. Great idea to make those . I loved my days as a guide and the summer camps were the best

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  4. Aren't you the clever one! Glad you had a good time! XO

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  5. Oh the joys of camping in tents huh? These delightful bags would help add some cheer!

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  6. Wow! Those look great! I may have to try making one of those in the future. Thanks for the idea :)

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  7. Oh I love your waterproof bags. They sure are a girls best friend when camping in a tent.

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  8. That was a great idea to create your own waterproof bags. I used to be a Scout leader and had the opportunity to attend a camp overseas (England) and to be on staff for the 2001 Canadian Scout Jamboree in PEI. Both events (as well as 10 years working with the youth) were a great experience and provided lots of wonderful memories.

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  9. These bags are adorable. Sylan Lake is in my back yard. Wish I had known, I could have delivered your squares. They went in the mail today. What is PUL?

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  10. I used the chevron pattern PUL to make string backpacks for my grand daughters for a trip we took to the Yukon. Lightweight, waterproof and washable they worked great for our daily excursions. I wish they had more non baby prints for all kinds of bags.

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  11. Waaay more fun than zip-lock bags! I love the duck print.

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  12. Almost 2 weeks in a tent, you are a brave lady. Those bags are super cute and definitely more fun than a zip lock bag.

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  13. Did they work well? I think I'd be tempted to try to put some sort of vinyl panel in the side so I could see what was in there! Things always get so messy in my backpack!

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  14. And thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  15. Cute little bags! I've pinned them to the Finished or Not Friday Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/busyhandsquilts/finished-or-not-friday-linky-party/

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  16. Same question as Jenn - did the work well? Came home and had thought that I should make some of these for camp. Glad someone has "tested" them first. What modifications would you make?

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  17. Such cute bags. Where do you get the fabric?

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  18. Did no one warn you? These are addictive. Now any time I have a fabric scrap left over I immediately think of making a pouch. If it is a sliver then well it can be made into a QAYG pouch. Your fabrics are so adorable that I can see kids and adults fighting over them.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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