No, this is not quilting, but special.

33 years ago, I found myself in a quandary. We were going camping and each of my bambinos needed a 'dilly bag' Australian for 'toiletries bag'.

I went to a discount shop and purchased a  yard of very cheap rubber backed curtain fabric and made up rather largish bags with a zip in the top.

A few years ago, one son asked me to repair one and I was surprised he still used it into adulthood. Surely he could afford to buy himself a 'trendy' one.

But no the old one was fixed.

Yesterday, son No 1, asked me to repair his 'dilly bag' Mum, you were away last time, I had to buy a new one but I want this one fixed.

He produced this sad piece of fabric, worn to holes in many places and falling apart.

So I duly washed it this morning, pulled it apart… pulled apart a cushion I didn't like to get the zip and fixed his 'dilly bag'


Dilly bag fixed, and can you believe it… it has 'stop Whaling on it' who would guess Jamie would spend a lot of his adult years doing just that…!!

Now it's ready for its next international trip.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Suzanne says:

    That’s so nice they still have their original Mom-made bags!

  2. Maybe that bag is responsible for everything?

  3. Pam says:

    It could be !!!!!!!!

  4. Pam,
    Prophetic fabric choice … and the quality must have been great!
    Judy B

  5. peg in ks says:

    my daddy used to call those ditty bags…maybe that was a navy term…i like them….
    peg in kansas

  6. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Prophetic is the word tht came to me also. What choices did you make for the other kids?

  7. Suzanne Gummow says:

    I too have made my family these bags – we all still use ours too. I now get orders from my boys for more of them – varying in sizes to fit different things – like their cameras, (I use one for that too) and of course for travelling – our great dilly bags of plastic coated cushion fabrics. My husband and I could remember that fabric you made for your boys!!!!

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