Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Spy Bag

Last week, we took the kids to Disneyland. The kids were really good during the long car ride from Northern California, but I found myself wishing that I'd had better car goodies to keep Miss C. happy and busy during the long haul down I-5.

The kids don't watch TV or movies, so the only things I could come up with at the time were books, crayons and paper, and flash cards.

Then it hit me - while we were on the road, of course – I'd seen some really cool I Spy Bags on Etsy recently. They looked relatively easy to make...

It turns out, I was right. In less than hour, I had whipped up this cute little rice and trinket filled I Spy Bag for Miss C.

Some of the goodies came from the bargain bins at a local party store, while others were things I scavenged from around the house. The fabric – one of my absolute favorites – came out of my scrap bin. And I found the vinyl in the remnant bin for less than a dollar at my local Jo Ann Fabrics yesterday.

Miss C. spent a good portion of the morning looking for all her treasures. Now all I have left to do is laminate the photo of the trinkets and attach it to the loop on the bag to make it road trip ready.


  1. Very cute, you did a great job making your own version!

  2. how fun! those are great trinkets as well! good thinkin' mama.

    found you on etsy forums, i hope you'll come visit me too!


  3. Looks beautiful! Don't forget to laminate yourself a copy of the pictures for the front of the car. Happy spying!

  4. Looks like fun! Where are you in Northern CA? I understand if you don't want to answer...but I'm always wondering if I have blogging neighbors!

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Jennie! I emailed you my response. :D