The Reluctant Mermaid

one woman unwilling to swim in the same direction as the others



Iris is allergic to peanuts. there was a time, when she was just out of baby-hood where she had an unfortunate encounter with some peanut butter on toast and the memory of seeing her surrounded by doctors, I.V.'s, and swelling beyond recognition is painful for me.
We had been keeping her epi-pen in a zippered pouch (a freebie department store makeup pouch that scored with some purchase of lipgloss or mascara or one of those things). In it, we keep her two epi-s the practice epi- instructions and a bottle of Benedryl. The benedryl leaked... and I was sick of lifting the sticky bottle out to show the kit when ever we had a nwe babysitter. So yesterday I threw it away and made this fancy little number:

from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing. I layered an upholstery weight fabric (hello Ikea... I love you) with a cotton lining and a layer of cotton felt for insulation. I painted a white rectangle with fabric paint and when it was dry I used a sharpie marker to write the instructions. I added an elastic and a cute little button and it was done! I really like how it turned out. Do you?

I hope to the heavens that we never ever EVER need to use this... but if for any reason we do, I feel like having the instructions printed right on the outside, and keeping the pouch insulated from the light and heat will serve us well.


Schriftstellar said...

I love it!! So chic!

elissa said...

very nice!! I love it.

see, my grandmother aimed to sew me "nice things" like that my entire life... but always just missed the bar. Too big, too baggy, too 90's-- what have you.

Nevada Girl said...

That is adorable and extremely useful!