Personalizing Lunch Boxes

 I don't sew as quickly as I would like to. So if someone needs a lunch box immediately, I won't be able to sew it in time. I bought a lunch box and then I personalized it for the recipient. 

It was difficult to sew through some parts of the outer material. I didn't cover all of the lunch box because cutting out the odd pieces would have been awkward for me. 

In the future, I may use this idea for personalizing other purchased items that I didn't have time to sew from scratch. 

My First Mug Rug

Here is my first mug rug. It will be a holiday gift for one of my husband's friends. 

I am beginning to lose my interest in novelty fabrics. The only creative part that I did for this mug rug was to add the long white stripe and then add the block of stripes between the helmet and the C on the left side. I really did not know what to do with the fabric as it was rather busy and I didn't want to minimize the Chicago Bears print.