Before Saturday, I was probably the only person left in blogland who hadn’t made Ayumi from the Pink Penguin‘s lunchbag. Well, that situation has been rectified. A person I work with and adore is moving on to greener pastures and I wanted to give her a gift. This was perfect.
Joni, the person for whom I made this lunchbag, loves black and white. So I chose four B&W combos for this bag including an oilcloth for the interior (in case of a yogurt explosion).
Ayumi’s tutorial is clear and easy to follow. This lunchbag makes up in no time and is a great size.
Because Joni will be using this at work, I added a name tag to the final project. No one better steal her lunch! I made the name tag out of one of my favorite media: Shrinky Dinks! I stamped her name on the Shrinky Dinks, then traced on some of the motifs from the main fabric. Before shrinking, I punched a hole in it for the chain. Finally, I sprayed on a clear, glossy topcoat to give a protective surface over the ink. This Shrinky Dink tag took a total of about 20 minutes to make and provides a really fun detail that personalizes the project.
If you, like me, have never made one of these lunchbags, jump on board and add it to your project list. They are even cuter in person than they appear on the interwebs.