There were several projects that caught my eye. I'm looking forward to finding more cashmere sweaters at garage sales this summer to piece together and make a patchwork blanket. In the meantime, I needed to make my daughter a new sandwich wrap.
I bought one for Isabella a few years ago, and it finally bit the dust. I'm quite sure that a handful of aluminum trees were saved because she used her wrap n mat ! Her mat held up quite well over the past few school years, and if you are looking to buy one (as opposed to trying to make one), I would highly recommend getting one (I get nothing from giving them a plug, just so you know!). I could make one, and I found a killer fabric (the main reason!), so I thought I would try my hand at it.
Here's the link to Betz White's reusable sandwich wrap tutorial (sort of) . If you want the actual pattern, buy the book!
The directions in the book were so easy to follow. And while I didn't use PUL like suggested, I picked up Amy Butler's Love oilcloth fabric (why wouldn't I fall in love with the fabric that cost $19.99 a yard!!!) and used iron on vinyl to make the whole thing waterproof instead. The 1/3 yard of fabric made two sandwich wraps, and a baggie (directions not included in the book, just a pattern I threw together on my own). There is even enough left over to possibly make an actual lunch bag. Or, I may make more baggies...stay tuned.
In the meantime, my follower count is creeping up and I have decided that when I hit 200 followers (seriously, stalkers, follow me!) I would give away the extra sandwich wrap that I whipped up this week. So, hit follow on that sidebar, and keep your eyes peeled for that announcement when we hit 200 and I "draw" that lucky number out of my computer generated hat!