Thursday, January 28, 2010


I know that at least once a month I mention how much I love my library. Really, the online hold system is so awesome--just type in what you're looking for, and click "place hold," and they'll email you when it's ready to be checked out. How could you not love it?

Yesterday, I was back in the library (I had gotten an email, of course; a book was waiting for me). And I happened upon this lovely book.
As I was flipping through the pages, I found this project.
My girls bring their lunch to school every day except Fridays. On Fridays, they get to buy, and it's very exciting for them. I usually put their lunch money in an envelope and send them off. But now, they'll have these to keep their lunch money in:

I added a strap so it can go around a wrist, if need be. The one in front is made from leftovers of a thrifted and felted sweater. The other one is made from scraps leftover from a skirt. The zippers are from a big thrifting score--a gallon ziplock bag of zippers for $5.00. I've used them for all the pencil pouches I've made over the last year. These were done in under half an hour.

I know they're going to be tickled when they get home from school. Good thing tomorrow is Friday so they can put them to use immediately!


Meredith said...

Those are adorable!! What a nice treat for your girls!!

stitching under oaks said...

they are both so cute...I like how you made the fabrics go in different directions. nice job! and record time!

larissa said...

These are so good! your purses are more creative than the ones in the book - wrist straps and all. what a great, functional project. Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather said...

I love your purses, these are just wonderful. I have that book downstairs, and you have made me want to go and get it out.

Kristyn Knits said...

LOVE these! 1/2 hour...yikes that's fast!!
I love my library system for the same reasons you listed, but I have to add it's saved me a lot of money as well! I'll have to request this book!