Monday, March 5, 2012

Family Travel - Passports Part II

Oh my, your comments on my last post were so great. Some made me laugh, while a few gave me a stomach ache! Thanks for sharing your stories. We have our fingers, toes and just about everything else crossed, hoping that B's passport will indeed be waiting for him at the office on Wednesday as promised by the agent.

Katie commented that it would drive her crazy to have to remove all of her family passports from five individual covers to go through customs. That got me thinking about a friend who is traveling to California for her family's first trip to Disneyland next week.  A passport holder for 4, coming right up!

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My kids are old enough to carry their own documentation, but I can see how it would be helpful to have one cover for the whole family when you've got younger ones traveling with you.  I used Jessica Jones' Outside Oslo home dec weight fabric (available from my fabulous partner Tammy at Marmalade Fabrics) for the outside, and some dots for the lining and pockets (is this Amy Butler? I thought it was, but I can't find in anywhere online. It's been in my stash for ages).

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I think this will come in very handy for their trip!  


16 comments:

Heather D. said...

Still crossing my fingers for you!

How old are your kids?? I think my kids would have to be 20 before I trusted them with any official documentation!

Krista said...

Super smart solution! I wouldn't want my kids carrying their own passports either (although I do let them pack completely on their own and don't worry about them forgetting anything else).

A few more days until you leave! Woo hoo!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

You allow your children to carry their own passports? Jeez Nigel, you are inviting holiday mayhem!

Flying Blind... said...

Liking the Family size; fingers and toes crossed for tomorrow. (PS. Have you left him some frozen dinners in the freezer!?) xxx

Ethne said...

This idea is far better - 1 person responsible for all the passports (and you will have ALL the passports, when the time comes). And well considering how the last week has gone that job looks like it's down to you Krista. Have a great holiday.

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, my parents happily handed me my own passport too, but then they also let me wander off to foreign countries without them when I was 12, so they kind of had to ;o)

Keeping everything crossed for Wednesday!

PinkGranny said...

Have a great trip! These are a very nice way to keep those passports from slipping away. Smart looking and so practical! Enjoy yourselves.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I don't care if my kids are forty - if they are travelling with me, I hold the passports. I would just spend the whole trip worrying otherwise!

~April~ said...

This is a fantastic idea! Why have four holders when you can have one? Yes!

Michele Pacey said...

I agree with the others, combining all the passports in one pretty holder: excellent idea!

Private tour Berlin said...

Travel gives pleasure, but travel with family always gives more pleasure.

Tours of Italy said...

This is an excellent idea.

Nova said...

such a great idea! only 2 of us but we have 4 passports so this would be a perfect little project in anticipation of overseas jaunts. Just been catching up on your passport dramas! lordy! x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So? Its Wednesday morning...was his passport ready? Enquiry minds need to know!

Dianne said...

I echo Jane's question...please dish! Should I be planning a casserole drop off so B doesn't starve while you enjoy the gustatorial delights of France?

Lindsay Conner said...

I adore this! Very cute, Krista!