Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Hipsters rejoice! Foxes and cats are SO last year. Alpacas are now joining the ranks of most celebrated hipster mascots. Alpacas are funny. Their fuzzy, pouty lips and crazy hair make them look completely ridiculous and adorable at the same time. When I saw this alpaca as I was browsing through the Cricut image library, I fell in love and knew I had to use him on a project. With back to school time approaching, I thought I'd make a silly, eco-friendly alpaca lunch box set for my kids to
fight over take to school.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I am not opposed to using plastic Ziploc bags, I just like to minimize the use of disposable plastic where I can. On any average school day, I send my kids to school with up to three sandwich bags each, not including any pre-packaged snacks. I have seen reusable sandwich/snack bags here and there, but they are either way too pricey or they don't have a sturdy plastic lining. Lunches make messes and a regular fabric wrap isn't going to do a very good job of containing a smooshed PB&J. So I set out to create my own reusable fabric sandwich bags.
As I was searching for laminated cotton fabric online to make some reusable fabric sandwich bags, I ran across iron-on vinyl. Whoa. In my mind this could be a total game changer. You see, laminated cotton fabric, although awesome, can run upwards of $15/yard. It was hard for me to justify spending that much money for a sandwich bag that my kids would wreck/lose/throw away. Iron-on vinyl seemed like a perfect solution. Not only was it less expensive, I could apply it to any scrap of fabric I had in my stash. A cheap mom lifesaver.