I miss being a student. Well, that's a PARTIAL lie as I am currently an Aromatherapy student. I'm just not currently an "academic" student as in working on my Master's degree. To make me feel better about the arrival of September without an "academic" return to studenthood, I made myself a new lunch bag.
|I had this GREAT "school days" fabric, but decided it was a little TOO "school days" for a lunch bag to take to work.|
|So I used an assortment of "pinks" and "coffee prints". The exterior of the bag consists of fabric strips attached to a solid layer of fabric plus batting in a "quilt as you go" technique.|
|Once all the exterior strips are attached, you sew the exterior of the bag together.|
|Then you make a separate lining. More pink fabric ... with a "coffee" theme.|
|Then you sew the lining into the innards of the bag and the flap. Yes, I followed the instructions. (I don't usually.)|
|Finally, you add velcro closures.|
|And ... TA DA! ... Here's the finished lunch bag! Oh, the big bright pink button on the closure flap was my idea, not in the pattern instructions. (But I did follow the instructions up to that point!)|
So what did I pack for lunch the first day I used my new lunch bag?
|Homemade buns and a can of tuna.|
|An onion and a carrot.|
|And a fresh peach.|
It wasn't a particularly good peach.
I used to live in the Okanagan, so "I know from peaches already!"
|Looks quite nice on my wood rocking chair, if I do say so myself.|
|And Mizz Bootz gave it her serious consideration and ultimately her purr of approval! |
Are the fall colours as GLORIOUS in your part of the world as they are here right now? I wish I could just bottle all those beautiful shades of yellow and gold and save them up to look at over the long winter ahead! I'll be back soon ...