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Saturday, December 16, 2006

it may be true

that no one cares what one has for lunch. . .
(although I beg to differ)

but perhaps we could agree that it is important what one carries their lunch in?

lunchbags for wee nieces

we went through this debate when the big bug went off to school. which got me to thinking. and i decided in the spirit of making gifts as much as i could this year, that we would address that issue again. i think it was stephanie that mentioned that her household had used oilcloth bags. so i set to work. one for each of my nieces. and a water bottle too. (the girls use these bottles and i think they are really really great - "totally inert lining that won't leach harmful chemicals", so easy to clean, and cute to boot.)

lunchbag & bottle for older nieces

hanukkah down. christmas to go. . .

23 comments:

angelique said...

Super sock-monkey cute! We have one of those sigg water bottles too and we love it.

sally said...

The lunch totes are fantastic. You nieces are going to love them! And I've been eyeing those water containers...maybe once Big J starts school.

devinemom said...

love the lunch bags. Alena has one of the water bottles wrapped and ready for the stocking. they are amazing she is always steeling her friends like it.

Kristina said...

Nice job Tracy ;o) They look great! And those water bottles are CUTE.

melissa f. said...

yes, nicely done. the water bottle is a great idea which i'm now going to steal.

hannah said...

so good, i love it.

amy h said...

I've heard that lunch quote and thought it was silly -- I do like to hear about people's lunches now and then!

Very cute bags -- and bottle!

stephanie said...

love these! our oilcloth lunch bags have been retired (worn out from washing spilled yogurt, etc.), but i may have to make more now that i've seen yours!

estea said...

that book is so silly.

these are great, though. what a good idea.

nuttnbunny said...

Great totes. Since I've almost overdosed on making my little japanese lunch bags would like to try these. From where did the pattern come?

this single spark said...

Love the bags. And the bottles. Have one. My sister now has one. O too. And my mom is getting one for Christmas. I'm currently in that fanatical fan phase where I'm forcing everyone else to love them too.

Great gifts!

janice said...

So great! Love the lunch bags.
xoj

petite gourmand said...

love these lunch bags and H2O bottle.
lucky nieces.

cindy said...

how lovely tracy.
i think i need to make one for my husband. he is going to try and pack a lunch every day next year.
i have one of those water bottles for oliver, they are great.

lisa s said...

i want a cool lunch bag.... and am running to check out those water bottles now!

Zabrina said...

My son is going to school next year. Love this idea!

tracy said...

thanks so much everyone! the kids seem to love them. i have just finished another batch as christmas gifts. . .

Courtney said...

so cute- I love your bags, we have some of those bottles too. I've never seen that book, looks like a recipe for disaster to me...what's the point in having a blog if you have to try that hard to do it??

leta joy said...

Oooooh, love these! What a great gift idea.

Lizette said...

I haven't been able to find oilcloth (is that what you used?). I meant to make lunch bags a while ago. Can you share your source :)

leslie said...

i use that sock monkey fabric for my owls, cant get enough of it! those lunch bags are so cute, what a great idea! my poor lunch bag is so stinky! maybe i can make my own now.

Kelly said...

way cute... i can't wait to make one! I love the monkeys.

greetingarts said...

I was looking through old Sew, Mama, Sew posts, and saw the link that said there was a pattern for this on the Sew Green site...? I scoured the site over there and couldn't find it, then looked on here... help! I think they're a fabulous idea, my daughter is starting kindergarten in two weeks and I'd love to send her off with one of these, if you still have the pattern available. Thanks so much!