Wednesday, July 28, 2010

EAT - SLEEP - SEW

While you may be spending some time with a book or a movie that is similarly named, you also might want to spend some time with this. You might like the other side better. On some days... I know I would. Kidding, Bill. (Who I know reads this blog)
This arrived on my porch yesterday. It's a new lunch box available from Moda Home. Or is it?
I have an older model that you might have seen on this blog last year. I made a little adaptation and it is my traveling sewing kit. What you need is a few things I know you have around the house..... a small piece of fabric, cardboard, scraps of quilt batting, and tape. What you might not have is this.Some extra strong double-sided tape. It's pretty simple (believe me, it has to be. I did this all by myself)What you see here is a piece of cardboard approximately 10 1/2" x 6" on top of 3 layers of wool batting. If you have wool, use it here. As a matter of fact, save all of your wool batting scraps as it is wonderful to use to stuff pillows, pincushions, and such. On the bottom is a scrap of lovely Moda fabric about 2" larger all the way around. The batting is a bit larger than the cardboard.
Now, just pull the fabric taut and tape on the back. I used duct tape. Here it is from the back. Not very pretty at this point. Next, I put on 4 strips of the double sided tape.Once the red paper is peeled off the double-sided tape, just put that baby up on the lid of your lunch box. Fill with all your sewing tools and you are good to go. Now, I'm getting to the really good part. In honor of this blog's 300th post. (Yes, we have rambled on here about rugs, quilts, movie reviews, puppies, and lame pictures of groceries for 300 posts.) We would like to reward you for your patience. Make a comment to this post and you could be the winner of this sewing kit. Your kit will be filled with some of those goodies shown. It will also be filled with other goodies you don't see. We'll pick three winners. One gets the goody stuffed sewing kit and the two others - well, just goodies. Enter by midnight, Sunday August 1st. Good luck.

In the meantime, I am planning more posts on hand quilting tools and techniques. Thanks for all the great questions.

Laurie & Polly

232 comments:

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Lilac Barries said...

oooh sew fun!makes me want to do some hand sewing....

Danielle said...

Thanks for a chance, I love that little tin lunchbox.

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of the exterior mounting tape - neat project - would love to win one!!

Sharon

Kathie said...

What a wonderful idea! I have Chocolat box and will be making this into my NEW traveling sewing kit! Love your "Maine" fabrics!

Anonymous said...

So cute and clever! I'm keeping my fingers crossed....

Karen in Breezy Point

Deb said...

Would love the opportunity to win your awesome gift. Love your posts and view them every few days!

Janet said...

I'm a sucker for giveaways! Happy 300th post! Hope I win.

carol fun said...

What an adorable lunch box! I definitely identify with both sides of this cutie!

Nancy Sue said...

Great IDEA!!!! Whoo hoo! I have my old Waltons lunchbox, that I can't part with, but really didn't know what to do with it...til noooow!!Yep, I was a dork in school with my love of the Waltons, and yes, I still am same dork :) Celebrate the dorkyiness in you!! And thank you for this giveaway. Ya can't help but smile!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Audrey said...

Great idea! I will have to look for a cute lunch box (just in case I don't win)
Audrey
audreybretz@gmail.com

Karen said...

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. Thanks for all the great ideas and the chance to win. Thanks, Karen M

Donna said...

What a fabulous idea! You are so creative!

Kittenboysmom said...

Great idea, I want one!

Cory said...

What a wonderful sewing kit. I would love to win it. It brings so many good memories of growing up and taking a metal Archie lunch box. That same lunch box was taken over by my dad to use for his hunting trips when I no longer used it. Thank you for the great give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on 300 posts! Looking forward to many more!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That is adorable...please count me in. I love the saying on the side about the sewing machine and the husband...does sound like a good trade!! LOL

Mary said...

Cute sewing kit. I would love to win this one!

Pat said...

Love the sewing kit! I have my fingers crossed that I just might be the lucky winner!

Dorothy said...

I love this idea. I've got to make one of my own. Thanks!

PEGGY said...

Geesh, who knew so many people want that little lunch box case....well, add me to the list :)
Peggy in New Jersey

colleencl said...

Love your blog and your designs and inspiration. It just makes me happy to see your creations. Great idea on the pincushion top!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE tins!!! I grab any I find. I don't have this one yet. Love it. Love it.

Kristine said...

I think the new boxes are a hoot! And leave it to your creative genius to adapt it! I have enjoyed tagging along with you on your vacation and watching Gibby grow up, too. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

Sue in MI said...

Love the sewing box...you are so clever! I'd love to win the giveaway.

sbmeeks said...

I want one!! Pretty Please :) Wonderful idea:)

Home a la mode said...

Hi Laurie, We sell all of the Moda Home products on our website... www.homealamode.com and we appreciate you linking to us with the lunch tin. They are adorable... They will be coming in this month... Thanks for your blogs... ours is homealamode.blogspot.com if you ever want to do a duo giveaway... Let us know... We are new to the blogworld. It's been fun! Karen

Home a la mode said...

Hi Lori. Thanks for linking us to your blog - we appreciate it. We sell all Moda Home products at www.homealamode.com - the tins will be coming out later this month. We are new to the blog world - check us out at www.homealamode.blogspot.com.

Miccosukee said...

Love the top of the sewing box. I especially loved the use of duct tape. Who could get along without it?
Please count me in on the give-a-way as I desperately need a sewing box. Mine from childhood has finally bit the dust.

trisha
briarrosefarm(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sharrieboberry said...

Sooo cute! What a fun and lovely item to give away. Please enter me for a chance to win!

Anna Fogg said...

novel idea, so clever, I would have to fight with my 11 yr old, Eliza-Jane, who sews and knits for this baby, she'd love it!

Tracy said...

Seriously? Too cute for words! Great job!!

Mimi said...

That sewing box is adorable!!!!

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