Someone I know and love is starting Kindergarten tomorrow! I’m mostly excited, but I have to admit I’m a little sad that he’s getting so big so fast. He, on the other hand, is ALL excitement and was totally thrilled to get a homemade snack bag AND to pick out the fabrics himself. It’s the little things.
At the open house last week, I was informed that I have to pack a snack separate from lunch every day. I did not think this was too much to ask, but I did think it was too much to ask my five-year-old to open his lunch box and only eat one little snack while saving the rest for later. So, I decided a separate bag for snacks was in order.
I made the snack bag using this lunch sack tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home, but I modified the original pattern by making it four inches shorter. After all, I only have to fir in one little snack – not a whole lunch. The tutorial was super easy to follow and I was able to make it in one evening and out of things I already had in my stash! Instead of using a stabilizer for the inside, I used the last of my Insul-Bright quilt batting to insulate the bag.
I am also working on a back-to-school dress for a certain little lady I know who will be starting preschool soon. For this project, I am making my own bias binding. And, do you know what is super tedious and annoying?? Making your own double-fold bias tape when you don’t have a bias tape maker!! I am definitely getting myself one of those things for the next time I decide to do this: