Inspired by the Nature Explore Bag at Chez Beeper Bebe (http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/make-this-nature-explorer-bag.html), I decided to make one for Emma for her birthday.
I collected all the things I thought should go in the bag: pencils, notebook, magnifying glass, torch and so on.
Then I designed the bag to fit the contents. I made the bag out of a sturdy blue fabric . . .
. . . and lined it with a bright print featuring a variety of bugs.
Here it is loaded up with everything:
The bag was very successful. Emma insisted on having it next to her bed at night - presumably in the event of some nighttime adventures.