Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }

I ate like the proverbial bird when it came to school lunches. My Mama Bear went to so much trouble to laden my lunch box with appetising yet wholesome lunch fare, however more often than not as I chatted and played my lunchtimes away it's contents didn't fill my belly but the closest wheely bin either at school or on the walk home from school when I realised my misdemeanour.



There were even the times when the lunch box arrived home full of nourishment only to be popped sneakily under my bed until I found a chance to tiptoe out to the bin to dispose of the evidence.

Unfortunately a child's memory for cleaning is next to nil so I often created Frankenstein like concoctions with every mould known to man in my little lunchboxes under my bed (yes there were multiples at times!) Only when my Mother Hubbard's Tupperware cupboard was bare did the hunt begin. And it certainly wasn't buried treasure that my Mum the explorer found!

My teaching career was definitely penance for my disgraceful behaviour. A week wouldn't go by without some wide eyed little love coming to me with a lunchbox overflowing with yoghurt. It's milky sludge coating every single solitary item inside. Dry retching away as I cleaned out it's contents to avoid the little one's Mum having to do it after it had festered all day (hope some young teacher will do the same for me one day!) I couldn't help but think of my poor Mum.



I have made a little wee lunch bag for Bijou for us to tote her morning tea around in as we busy ourselves with galavanting. I used some quirky retro inspired fabric for the outside, some navy polka dot oil cloth and a vintage button. Hopefully it will never grow mould!!

For more snazzy spaces have a peek-a-boo over at Kirsty's.

15 comments:

Tracey said...

adorable lunch bag, some of my favourite colours. I do adore a nice piece of oil cloth

kirsty said...

hi Steph, you have done such a superb job of the lunch bag, i love it. enjoy the snacks it is to tote for you and Bijou.

x

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh the memories!! My 4 have to eat lunch in class, THEN when the bell goes, they can go out & continue eating or play, but they are checked!! I remember in kindergarten (not because i'm young 'twas 30 years ago, but because it's burnt on my memory) we had to eat in front of the teachers & show them an empty lunch box!! My mum packed ace salad rolls for lunch, her tomato magically never made anything soggy. I don't do yoghurt in lunches, oh the humanity!! Love Posie

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous, Steph, and I'm loving that yellow flower button!

Catherine said...

it looks lovely! I have similar childhood lunchbox memories too!

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

It's beautiful! While I didn't leave my lunches (I love food) my lunch box always seemed to have that yoghurt-y sludge all over it! My son is now doing the same :)
Hope you have a lovely week-end!

Little Ted Canvas said...

It's gorgeous, love the fabric..way to pretty to shoved under the bed to grow mould! I think my 9yr old has just discovered the secrets of getting rid of the food without actually eating it, argh!

Kylie said...

Lovely:) Still laughing at your story (only because it sounds to similar to my own:)

Thinking that I will have to make a few for miss A. Her primary school is a rubbish free zone - ahh - to wrappers for htis mumma:) Will have to get some tips:)

Seaside Siblings said...

It is beautiful, love the fabric!

Caroline said...

Anything that goes in that gorgeous lunch bag will be yummy just because the packaging looks so good! I do love your stories too.

Mira Narnie said...

Ha! this is a classic - i did assume you would have been a lunch eater though, not avoider - although perhaps you had acquired taste. No brie and turkey bagel?? Love the lunch bag and can't wait to use the pattern for my planned snack bags xx

Quilary said...

Lovely little lunch tote,. Bijou will have such lovely memories of eating time and galavanting time!

Sarah said...

Just checking out the Matilda markets blog to see what is on - noticed you will be there with all your lovely handmade things...hope to pop by and say hi!
x

Biżuteria z filcu said...

Salut Steph :) Your blog is so great, a lot of beautiful things :) Hugs :*

Catherine said...

I love your fun stories Steph:) That lunch bag looks so good. I love the fabics you chose and the button and handle. xo

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