Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Words {prototype}

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Do you ever have an idea that works out great in your head but not so much in real life?  I hope I'm not the only one!

So in the spirit of being real because I never want to give off the impression that every idea I have works out and everything I make turns out awesome like I imagined... meet my new lunch tote.

I've seen some similar totes with drawstrings built into them but I had some extra ideas as well to make it work for me. 


I've been taking this cute little thing to work with me everyday and I wanted something to carry it in along with a fork/spoon, a bottle of water, and the rest of my lunch.  I bought this lunch Crockpot at Target and I love it! 

It's not meant to cook raw food in but it does a wonderful job heating leftovers, soups, etc.  My favorite thing to take in it so far has been cooked brown rice, frozen broccoli and carrots, a little soy sauce, cashews and by lunch time I have "stir fry".

Anyways... my lunch bag turned out decent enough to take to work with me today but it's not what I was after design-wise.  So I'll regroup, get some different supplies and hopefully I will make the tote I've envisioned.  If it turns out better this next time then maybe my prototype will turn into a tutorial. :)



9 comments:

Mary said...

I really like this one but it would need longer handles. I have used it for a make up bag.
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Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Of course you know this is not a failure, just an iteration. Back to the drawing board? It's definitely functional, but I'm guessing you want it to be prettier?
With totes I quite like when the handles extend down to the bottom of the bag - something to consider? So many questions!
In other news, I am currently cutting rectangles for my Dizzy Diamonds - looking forward to it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

You're way more clever than I am when it comes to designing things. So I'm pretty sure you will work on this one until it meets your expectations/visions.

Lynne said...

Ah, yes, I understand the joys and frustrations of the design process! I wish you well as you embark on Version #2!

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

Looks great to me, but I totally get what you mean about something working in your head..but not so much in reality. I've had a couple of quilt ideas that I thought would be great..but just couldn't get them to transfer to fabric!

Charlotte Thompson said...

Love your blog. Very nice!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

love that crockpot - what a great idea!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, my dear - you are soooo not alone! I often have things go less than according to vision…

Mind you, that looks pretty good. You live, you learn. Good luck with lunch tote 2.0! :-)

Kathleen OGrady said...

Looks great to me, but I understand when it isn't quite what you were intending. I bet you will get it perfect next try.

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