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In an attempt to procrastinate from the really important things I should be doing I plan on making myself a lunch bag using this pattern.
I don’t have those particular fabrics but I do have other things that are equally as cute!
I’m also hoping to whip one up for Wesley. He turned a blank white pie box into his lunch box (or so he thinks) by drawing police cars all over it. I decided to make him one with some plain cotton fabric and give him my pile of Sharpies to draw all over it. He only goes to school 1/2 days and so only carries his water bottle and a snack so I hadn’t made him one last year but I think I’ll go with this design and I’ll use this tutorial as a guide.
I’ll post when they’re all done.
Have a great labour day and for all your back to schoolers have a great first day tomorrow!
Back at the beginning of my blog I took apart my hubby’s beloved travelling backback. He was throwing it out and I figured those buckles and straps would come in handy some day. Turns out I was right. I used the clasp, a D ring and the other little thingie that makes the strap adjustable. I was on a role Sunday making this and realised I didn’t have any new straping so I decided to use what I had from that backpack. Note: Don’t use 10 year old backpack straps on new creations.
It holds a ton, and can handle weight, that I knew already from my beach bag. There’s my ipad, purse organizer, coin purse (all made by me), wallet and a few other things.
I hung the bag on the hook overnight full of all my things for work, including my camera to take pics. Then as I walked out the door wearing it the strap broke. So I quickly resewed it. It broke again. It was so brittle it was just snapping. I tried to tie it in a knot just to make due and get to work and it just snapped each time. So last night I replaced the strap with new materials after a stop at the sewing store on the way home.
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I’ve been doing a lot of shipping lately with the sales in my shop and after a few handwritten return address labels I thought I’d get a bit inventive. Plus it saves space on the package. So I printed some return address labels on Avery label paper. Then I gathered some other paper materials to stick them on to. I started with an old atlas.
Then I grabbed some other things to reuse like Nate’s recent art work and some flyers from the newspaper.
It was super easy I just peeled off the sticky label and placed it on the backing paper so it would have a neat border. Then I cut around it leaving a bit of the backing paper showing. Other things I thought would make really neat backing papers are wallpaper scraps, paint chips and old stamps, sadly I didn’t have any of those lying around.
I used packing tape to just go over the whole label when adhering it to the packaging, I wanted to make sure they stayed on as some are going far, far away. Glue, a tape runner or a Xyron would work too.