Preparing For the End
Yesterday Dr. Mad Scientist used one of his many personal days up (want a ton of time off? Become a teacher in his district!) before he bids them adieu in a few weeks when school lets out.
Yesterday was also Baby Sister's two month well baby visit where she became the proud recipient of many new immunizations.
Now days off for Dr. Mad Scientist means he monopolizes the 'puter and shots for Baby Sister means she gets really sleepy.
Oh, and it was raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock all day.
Therefore, I had some time on my hands and figured I would haul out Toni Janome.
First off, I will preface this project by saying I got the inspiration from a posting someone pinned on Pinterest.
Yes, I am addicted to that site, and honestly, looking back at many of my pins--I have created/baked a fair amount of what I pin.
Sometimes I think that people just pin away and never do any of the stuff they pin. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but if I'm going to while away a lot of time on there, I want at least a little bit to show for it.
Anyway--back on topic. I have a board on there I've titled "Stuff to Knock Off" and on there I have pinned this lunch bag.
Here's my take on it.
Pardon the crappier than normal picture. Chunky has a field trip today and took my normal camera so these are cell phone pics.
The outside and inside of the bag were made from one fat quarter each. I also used some heavy-weight interfacing to give it some stiffness.
The lining leaves a little to be desired. It's a little sloppy.
But I love the magnetic clasp I gave it.
It's not insulated like the bag I took inspiration with, but that's OK. My lunch consists of a peanut butter sandwich, apple and cookie of the week 99% of the time.
All in all, for a pattern I just made up, I'm quite pleased with it.
And hopefully it will remind me of simpler times of my blissful maternity leave when I'm wolfing down my lunch at my desk because I'm too swamped with