Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cinnamon Spice Lunch Set

I purchased the book LUNCH BAGS! 25 Handmade Sacks and Wraps to sew Today (Design Collective Paperback 2010). It was an impulsive purchase when I was standing in line at the Hobby Lobby checkout. I was immediately inspired and paid full cover price for it. Even though I bought it this past winter, the book has kept my interest to become the source for my summer projects. This fact means alot because I buy alot of books impulsively when I am inspired by a project, but usually after making it my breakfast time "read" I lose the momentum and decide that the project (although neat) is not really the thing for me.
This lunch bag called the "Rita Kay" made it to the top of my project list because it did not use alot of fabric and looked pretty easy, it was easy. I really liked the newspaper holder because I like to read while I am eating. The bottle carrier pattern came from a simplicty pattern for going green shopping bags, but the two went together so well and are now happily connected. In the picture it is clipped to the strap of the bag. The bottle tote can be used for carry a multitude of items. My daughter used hers today for a can of pop and a bottle of Advil. I like to put my morning break food there so that it doesn't get mashed, but it has contained plasticc silverware and some feminine products also.
The sandwich wraps (pictured below) were my next inspiration even though I personally have yet to take a sandwich for lunch, it is usually leftovers of soup or a casserole. My daughter has been a fan of the wrap since she started a new job and needs to carry her lunch. It is perfect for carrying just about anything because the shape can change with the way one chooses to fold it so sub sandwich, pita, pretzels, etc.
The accesories for this set includes the following:
  • 16" x 16" octagon shaped sandwich wrap has a quilted effect with 4"squares of fabric 1 and 2 sewn together; Wrap is 3 ply with cotton exterior, cotton middle layer, and orange sports nylon interior held closed with elastic and a large green button.
  • Velcro closure reusuable "ziploc" bag is approx 4" x 5 1/2" with a cotton exterior, mid layer, and the orange sports nylon interior
  • 2 cotton napkins (2 ply) that can be washed when needed
I have the lunch set pictures for sale on, a new "business"avenue to explore. My store is called CreationsByDnD. They charge 20 cents item (not listing) to be sold. If the item sells they get 3.5% of the sale price, shipping charges not included. They will keep the item listed for 4 months and remove it if it does not sell or one could relist again for another 20 cent charge.
The complete set is listed on etsy for $30.
The listing was published yesterday 6-22-11, so now I wait and see. I facebooked pictures of my creations yesterday also and without expecting I sold three sandwich wraps similar to the one in the picture to a gal who is soon to become my step sister in law. whom I will meet in July to deliver the goods.

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