I have been debating endlessly for the last few weeks. The great debate, you might wonder, is whether to make a feis bucket or purchase a Zuca bag. It’s a tough decision.

The crafter in me wants to make a feis bucket. Something about the endless possibilities of fabrics and embellishments draws me in and begs me to spend money at the craft store. Unfortunately for the crafter in me, I am also a homeschooling mother of three children and all that entails.

In looking at my schedule between now and Oireachtas, I think I have finally decided to purchase a Zuca bag. A Zuca bag has all the benefits of a feis bucket, only pre-made, with an aluminum frame, and on wheels. I LOVE the on wheels part!

A feis bucket still looks like a ton of fun to make. For those of you who have never heard of a feis bucket, it is a 5-gallon bucket, such as those which can be found at any hardware or home improvement store, with a padded lid. It allows you to have a place to store all your gear and a place to sit without messing up your dress.

Instructions for making one can be found here.

A discussion on the merits of feis buckets, and some pictures can be found here. I love the pink one!

And just because I enjoyed reading this blog post so much, here is one blogger’s view of a feis bucket.

Now if I can just find a way to put a feis bucket on wheels…