Monday, June 22, 2009

Orla's Lunch Box

This fall I will have a 2nd job as an assistant teacher, at the Children's Garden Preschool, down the street from our house.  This coming week I will be working a week of summer camp and Orla will be going too.  So she needed a lunch box, and I wanted her to have a washable lunch box, that wasn't necessarily plastic, and didn't cost much money. 

 So I decided to use some of my yarn stash to make her one... with Sugar n' Cream Cotton yarn in Violet Veil... 

I started it and got fairly far before I didn't like it and took it all apart....

I made bottom with an F hook and had to switch to a D hook on the sides.  I made it big enough to fit her Foogo cup, and her lunch items.  I also recently found Green Street Bags and bought these reusable, washable, sandwich and snack bags
Snack Sack - Apples and Pears- gusset bottom like this one but elephant fabric

So, the second try turned out perfect, all I have to do is add a snap.


She loves her new lunch bag, and I am thinking of fun things I can send in her lunch and so is she...






4 comments:

Gloria said...

Gwen don't you just love the Sugar-n-Cream yarn. The lunch bag is adorable! My daughter is 23 and there are times when I truly miss when she was Orla's age! I just made my little girl a tip wallet with the cutest button shaped like a pair of scissors, she a hairstylist, see we never stop making stuff for our little girls!

Just be happy! said...

oh my goodness Gwen, what a cute lunch box!
I received the second box, and I can't find words to let you know how thankful I am.
You're a very nice and generous person, thank you so much.

Kar said...

How very cute! I know Orla will be so happy bringing her lunch in that adorable bag. :)

xxxx

Libby said...

Oh, this is a very lovely lunch bag. Handmade is great. The more projects I see the more I an enamored with handmade items. The yarn choice is great. I haven't seen this color before. Thanks for sharing!!!