What we really needed was a good old-fashioned peg bag.
I picked up this fabulous Little Red Riding Hood vinyl fabric from The Makery Emporium. Using the peg bag tutorial from Cath Kidston's book Sew I made the bag using bright red bias binding to finish. Having never sewed with vinyl before, I was surprised at how difficult it was to get it through the machine as it kept sticking to the plastic. So I ended up sewing the binding with a piece of scrap paper underneath which I then ripped off after I was finished.
Having made a couple of patterns from the CK book, it's definitely worth watching out for some of her measurements - they aren't always totally accurate so use your instinct and common sense too.