Pink Penguin’s Lunch Bag

If I were to ever change career, I would love to be a textile designer. Yes, I still want to be a bread baker, pastry chef, yarn shop owner, and food writer (I’m a dreamer), but sewing up something using my own, originally designed fabric sounds pretty darn fantastic.

Just like fashion, my taste in fabric designs changes pretty frequently. I started out with Amy Butler, then moved on to Heather Bailey, Joel Dewberry, and to Liberty (all of which I still love) … and now, I’m really into Eshino, particularly the polka dot design!

Here’s the lunch bag I made over the weekend, using Pink Penguin’s tutorial. I LOVE Ayumi and her well written, fool-proof instructions. She certainly knows how to write up a tutorial that is incredibly easy to follow, even for beginners. In fact, her Reversible Drawstring Bag was the first project I made after I purchased a sewing machine back in 2008.

The bag has a drawstring bag inside so you can carry small things without worrying about spilling over. I used a heavy duty interfacing for it so it came out very sturdy. I am so in love with this bag, I may make many, many more. I’m even thinking it’s great to organize all my extension cords and wires that have become out of control in my storage.

I purchased these fabrics from PurlSoho when I was in New York last summer (not the recent trip … but I did bring home a whole lotta fabrics from that trip too).

On the food front, Kevin and I went out for lunch at Ahoha Food Factory on Saturday, as I was craving macadamia nut pancake like a mad woman!

I finally remembered to save some room for shave ice! My favorite — strawberry with sweet milk. It was crazy hot over the weekend, and this definitely hit the spot for us!