Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Coolest Bag Ever
This is Our Very Cool Bag from Polly's book, American Summer. It was a collaboration from Polly, myself, and especially Leigh Ann Prange. Polly's son had a similar bag that was "manufactured". It kept drinks cold all day, but his vinyl bag had all the seams welded somehow in the manufacturing process. Our challenge was to re-create this bag with our coated fabric - but not have any sewn seams in the lining. If there were seams - then the moisture would wick into the insulation layer. Leigh Ann to the rescue - she whipped up this bag and kind of "origami-ed" the lining so it fit - without any sewn seams. It works beautifully and it look kind of nice too!
We now have a limited amount of kits for this bag. You will need the American Summer book for the directions. The kit comes with the coated fabric (both outside and inside), thermal lining, strapping, and zipper. The kit is HERE. It's perfect for all your summer outdoor plans.
My favorite is Frosted Mini Wheats. This time of year - it's with fruit. I had raspberries three times, sliced strawberries once and sliced bananas once. I'm kind of particular in how I eat my Frosted Mini Wheats. I like to have a Mini Wheat AND a piece of fruit in each spoonful. I'm sure a Psychologist would have a lot to say about that, but back to my story....... On the first day I noticed that I had exactly the same number of Mini Wheats and raspberries in my bowl. When I got down to the last spoonfuls (the spoonfuls of a Mini Wheat AND a raspberry) I saw that I have exactly 2 Mini Wheats and 2 Raspberries left. Serendipitous, I though. The next day, again with the raspberries.... the cereal and fruit evened out. The day after that (with sliced bananas), as I got down to the end - it looked like it was going to be a dead heat and it WAS. Yesterday I had some sliced strawberries. I was trying not to pay any attention at all when I dumped them on my cereal, but sure enough.... Again - same number. So, I hesitate to tell you this, but it seems I have some sort of talent. Remember Dustin Hoffman in Rainman? With the matches? Yes, it seems I am some kind of cereal savant. Without any planning or forethought - something in my brain makes sure I have a BALANCED breakfast. With this new talent inflating my ego I confidently poured out my breakfast into the bowl this morning. I ate and caught up on blogs. Imagine my disappointment when in the bottom of my bowl I had 3 lonely Mini Wheats and no fruit. My Mojo was gone. As fast as it came - it went. What does it mean? I have no idea. All I know is that my mysterious talent is gone before I could capitalize on it. No Late Night talk shows or Morning News producers vying for my appearance. Rats.
Polly wants you to know that the last of the Christmas Stocking hooked rug kits will be put on the website next monday. We'll blog about it too.
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