Monday, 23 January 2017

Making Lunch Bags

My big girl is quite scatty. She often leaves her tiffin lunch box at school so then I give her my lunch bag and then she leaves that too until the lunch receptacle of shame for us all by the end of the week is a plastic bread bag! So I figured more is more and I improvised a couple of lunch bags. 



 If you spill anything inside, simply throw them in the washing machine with your tea towels.




A few more of those pesky fat quarters were used up here. 
I am still stash busting with gusto.



I'm off to supervise the girls making their own sandwiches. I had an end-of-my-tether moment a few months back where I said I would not make sandwiches anymore if people were not going to eat them as it was so wasteful. They begged not to have school dinners and agreed to make their own, which of course requires a bit of observation. But I must say, since they have started to make them, they have eaten far more of their own lunch. 


The phrase 'You should never bite the hand that feeds 
you' springs to mind!

Jo xxx

Background context info:In UK state primary schools children can choose whether to have school dinners, which you pay for after the age of seven. (unless you are in receipt of welfare in which case you can apply for free school dinners for longer) The alternative is to take a packed lunch from home. Little M is actually eligible for a free dinner everyday because she is under seven however, they are not fans of school dinners they prefer to take a healthier lunch from home. So I compromise, she takes a lunch bag three times and has two free dinners a week.

10 comments:

  1. Bread bag lunch bag, we have all done that! Great idea and stash busting too.

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  2. What a good idea! I hope the bags will come home safely on a more regular basis!

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  3. What a fab stash-busting project!

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  4. The chosen fabrics are a delight, such a great idea.

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  5. What a good idea! Love the materials as well!

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  6. Ha, Holly is pretty keen on school dinners which is lucky because I hate, hate, hate making packed lunches. A nice bag might make it a bit better though x

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  7. How brilliant I love them. Be useful for all sorts of other things too, project bags, tidy bags and wash bags. What a cool idea.

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  8. Beautiful and practical bags that are unforgettable :) My kids were never fond of school provided lunches either. xx

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  9. The lunch receptacle of shame, the trusty bread bag - we knew it well! More is definitely more in these cases and saves a lot of morning stress. These bags are lovely. I love how you have stitched round the ducks.
    My kids used to take turns to make the sandwiches but I always supervised the 'peripheries' as my husband calls them, otherwise they may have filled the rest of the box to the brim wth penguin biscuits and nothing else!

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  10. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to be copying you!!

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