Arkonite posted a link on her blog on how to make a different kind of bento bag. I again didn't follow the pattern or use anything that was suggested for materials. I looked at the design and went for it. I spent the day in town looking for pillowcases and then gave up on it. There is no significance in using a pillowcase other then it has the right amount of material and recycling an old item. I also didn't use all the latex or make a quilted liner because A. wasn't sure if I could make the bag B. didn't have any of the stuff and didn't want to buy it and C. I'm just not that patient :).
I admit it'd be super cute if I could have it stand up alone like hers does. I have storage issues so that was another reason to leave it flimsy. When there is a bento in it and room for some more stuff it stands up fine.
It was easy to make, required minimal stuff, and didn't take long to sew. I reckon the material was about a £1 and I paid a £1 for the flower pin. Next time I think it'd be cute with a big ribbon and a bow instead of a flower.
Overall this bag rocks! I thank you for posting the link and plan on making quite a few more!
Sorry! I'm so excited I had to come back again tonight and post this reversible bag! I had to freehand the pattern and it came out lovely! It was so quick and easy to make and I love it love it love it!
The new toilet has arrived and is installed. We'll find out tomorrow if it is all good!
Tuna mayo onion flower with a olive center, grapes, blueberries, satsuma, jello, pickle, and crackers
I'm so pleased with myself. I made a bento bag! The guys are always complaining that they have nothing to carry their lunch in. I begrudge paying the prices and shipping for a bag. So I thought I'll have a crack at it myself with some scraps. Now that I know I can do it ... I can't wait to hit the material store!!!
This is the only before picture I'll show of the bathroom because it was so hideous and I was beyond embarrassed of it. This is mid progress of being ripped out. The previous owners chose a 'lovely' palate of cream, pink, and sea green. You can still see some remnants of it in the picture.
English bathrooms I have found, are unbelievably small. This one measures roughly 6' x 6'. Not to mention no storage space! My hopes are high but all of it should be finished this weekend minus the finishing touches. I haven't found any towels, plants, or little baskets.... you know all the extra little bits.
WWWWWOOOOOWEEEEEEE Now let me tell ya'll! I've never had or even seen a steamed bun before. I was reading Bento for Beginners blog and thought that looks easy, tasty, and best of all I got pancake mix. I had a crack at these bad boys tonight and they are soooo good! I don't know if they are right or how they are suppose to be but man I can tell ya'll I'll be making these again. One question though, is the middle suppose to be dry or saucy?
We took the boy for his roller skating party this past weekend. Guess what?!? I still got it baby! They were all taking bets that I'd fall. Nope not once! Once I showed them how and got the kiddies skating, I was off speeding around the rink....can even still skate backwards. It was sooo much fun! It's such a pity that the closest rink is 45 minutes away.
By the way, the tiles were put in the bathroom today. If all is lucky I should have pictures by Monday!! It's all coming together beautifully.
Last but not least, only 4 weeks and 4 days till we are stateside! Would you believe I did a search and the closest bento shop is a 5 to 6 hour drive away! I'll be hitting Target and the Dollar store with high hopes after reading what other bloggers have found there :)
Rice w/ snoopy furikake, zucchini, tea egg, pickled onion, strawberries, chicken, and a bun
Man, have ya'll ever had one of those weekends where EVERYTHING was jacked up? I decided I wanted a change so I went to the beauty salon with a picture. I came home in tears! I looked like Velma strung out on meth! So I consoled myself and thought that I could make it all better by changing the colour. I've been sporting a deep purple colour lately and it doesn't suit me so I thought yep ... let's go platinum. We all know how hard it is when bleaching one's hair to get the red out. When my time was up I washed and dried and I looked like Grape Ape smacked Ronald McDonald.
There isn't much I can do about the cut but got to see what I can do about the colour. Boy Wonder has already told me he'll be embarrassed at school :)
On a positive note... I could wear liberty spikes again... Talk about taking me back to
Some stuff I chucked in a box because it went all wrong too!
I'm not a thirsty person. I probably drink two to three glasses of any beverage during the day. I got the bright idea that I should drink more water after reading all the marvelous benefits. I drank 3 liters today. I feel like my eyeballs are floating and even a bit queasy. I've read that some people actually drink up to 2 gallons a day. I couldn't imagine!
I think I'll try and drink an extra glass a day and instead of jumping in head first. I'll save myself a fortune on toilet paper.
P.S. The bathroom is looking awesome!!
Orzo salad with feta, olives, cucumber, grapes, plum, and a lonely chicken nugget each
Man Wonder and I have very different tastes in all sorts of things... music, food, decor, etc. Last night while shopping for more bathroom stuff I finally blew his mind. He has been humming and hawing over things not being able to make his mind up about what he likes. I was so fed up with him that I threw another idea at him. Guess what?!?! He went for it! I can't tell ya'll what it is you'll just have to wait and see when I post pictures. I'm so pleased with him that I made him some of his favourites for lunch.
I ain't gonna lie I'm so tickled about it.
Baked sweet potato, pepper steak, asparagus, onion wedge, lychees, and a tomato filled with pineapple cottage cheese