Finally, my lunchbox is completed for the swap I’m participating in. I have to say, I followed Oh, Fransson’s! pattern fairly closely, and it came together pretty quickly (except for the hand-stitching of the lining…. painful!). I’ve been saving this cherry blossom fabric for a long time, waiting for the perfect project to come along, and, well, I guess you don’t get much more perfect than a lunchbox, do ya? My only regret is that I did not plan ahead enough as to where the best parts of the print would fall on the bag once it was completely assembled. For that reason, almost all of the sweet little cherries are on the bottom! Oh well, now I know for next time.
Anyway, I liked it so much, I already started one for my sister’s birthday (I don’t think she reads this, and, if I’m wrong, um… SURPRISE!). I also think these would make perfect end-of-year gifts for Max’s pre-school teacher & assistant. Actually, I can think of a lot of people I can make them for…hmm…. Bill, you take a lunch to work, right? 😉
I still have to make the placemat & a few little “goodies” to put inside, but I have until tomorrow to mail it & I don’t foresee any reason that it shouldn’t go out on time (knocking on wood!). I’ll try to put up some pics of that stuff tomorrow before we go to post. Here it is:
The top has a drawstring closure, which, fully extended, looks like this:
And the inside:
I didn’t use the iron-on vinyl that the pattern calls for, so it’s a softer bag & could probably use some scotch guard… I hope my recipient likes it!!