Yaaaaay! I’m a Camp Counselor at Lizzy’s Castle Peeps Summer Camp! Me… a camp counselor. Whodathunk. I’m usually the one sent to the counselor for bad behavior. My only camp experience ever was on our 5th grade 3-day trip at Camp Silver Spur in Tuolumne, CA. And it was a blast. My youngest son got to go on the same type of trip in the 4th & 5th grades… “Outdoor School” it’s called in Oregon. One year he got to go to Outdoor School in Vernonia, OR… and one year it was a trip to multiple locations in Central Oregon (Bend, Sisters and Kahneeta). Now I get to relive some of that fun (as a kid and as a parent), through Lizzy’s summer camp.
Using Lizzy’s beautiful new line of Castle Peeps by Andover, I wanted to make something fun and useful. Something that sang to my inner 5th grader, full of adventure and discovery.
My inner mom screamed not to get dirty. My inner quilter shouted to keep the beautiful fabric pristine. My inner recycling bin complained it was too full to hold one more milk jug.
And then it all came together. My Dragon Slayer Satchel will pull double duty as my berry picking tote. I wanted to make my strap adjustable so I can wear the strap across my chest (half a cross-my-heart), so I used a 1″ Dritz Center Release Buckle on the strap. I LOVE THAT BUCKLE. So easy to attach, and so very inexpensive (I got mine for just over a $1 at Joann’s with my 40% off coupon). I only wish it came in assorted colors. Having a buckle also allows for attaching the satchel to things like big honkin’ tree branches and [insert your favorite difficult to hang stuff on object here].