I Made Something

While quilting is my dearest love in the crafting world, it did occur to me that perhaps things had become a bit…stale.

So, I decided to try something different.


This book came from the local library and is full of fun ideas.


Like this!


A fully lined and insulated lunch bag.  WITH a zipper.


It has some issues, but I am pretty sure lunch will still taste good.  And I enjoyed the process of just trying something.  Worth the process.

ps–Will return to regularly scheduled “programming” soon.  But, look for a few different things in the near future.  Different is good.

FNSI Report: Very Satisfying

After a high pressure week full of deadlines, sewing and otherwise, it was very satisfying to make a small “just because” project.

Using THIS TUTORIAL, I created a lunch bag for myself.

Her directions are accurate and easy to use and I liked the look, but wanted a little more structure.  So, I added a removable base, made with the lining fabric and double-interfaced, and a 12″ napkin.

I can hardly wait to pack my lunch next week.

Thanks, as always, to our lovely hostesses.  The FNSI is one of my favorite nights of the month.

PS–Just for your information, I cut the interfacing for the base at 5-3/4″ x 7-1/2″.  The fabric was 6-1/4″ x 8″.  Ironed on the interfacing.  Sewed right sides together using a 1/4″ seam allowance, then turned and stitched close to the edge with a double seam. Sturdy and light weight.