Friday, December 21, 2007

Lunch Sack

I was not really in the mood to work on my setting triangles for my Friendship Basket Quilt, so I made this! It is a lunch sack! I think I will give it to my sister, Chantal. She sometimes packs her lunch for work. I finished it as the pattern directed and then thought that it needed a strap, since she ends up with her arms full. I added a strap and I like it alot better. It could also be used as a small purse. That gives me an idea...maybe I could make one for my niece....later.
I still need to find a button for the closure. It will take me forever to dig through these...this is just one small jar of them. I bought a box of buttons at an estate auction about 10 yrs ago. There was no way that I would even try to count them, so I weighed them. I think it was right at 8 lbs. 8 lbs. is ALOT of buttons and I only paid $2 for them.

So, I guess I will try to match a button to it and then clean up my mess. Richard should be home in about 1 1/2 hrs, so I will have to warm up his dinner.


Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

I just loved the lunch sack and I like that you added the strap to it. I"m like your sister and when I go to work I always have so many things that I'm carrying. I had seen that pattern somewhere too but here's my question for you. Did you insulate it with anything? I think I could make it without and just pop it in the fridge when I get to work.

Gina said...

I love the bag.

You'll never get through all those buttons. 8lb whatever are you going to do with that many.

love and hugs xx

Cindy said...

What a very nice lunch bag. Almost would be afraid to put food in it :0) Buttons!! Holy Moly, that's a load of buttons!!! Hope all is well. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Moneik said...

Oh I love the lunch bag. I take my lunch everyday, so I bet I could make good use of it. Putting the strap on was brillant! I always have so much to carry.

Guðrún said...

This IS a lot.

Jen said...

That is a TON of buttons! I love that lunch bag. I keep meaning to make my friend Diane one; hers looks awful!