buggy garden bento lunch

Buggy Garden Bento

My next installment in this late night bento series is a buggy garden bento inspired by several pins on my “Eat – Bento and Food Art” pin board.

buggy garden bento lunch

I used Pins of these links:

Hubb’s lunch consisted of:

  • last night’s lasagna (right, underneath everything)
  • seaweed (under everything on the left)
  • a bed of lettuce (left, you can’t see it under the seaweed, but it raises add volume)
  • apple – 2 disk shape slices
  • peanut butter
  • one celery stick
  • 2 radishes
  • 1 slice sandwich bread for one flower shape sandwich
    • peanut butter and jelly

Tools I used:

  • Lego bento box
  • small paring knife – celery and radishes
  • small/medium serrated knife – apple
  • Pop Chef flower shape cutter – peanut butter & jelly sandwich
  • large bubble tea straw – hole in middle of sandwich
  • a Ziploc bag with a hole in the corner – to squeeze out peanut butter
  • the power of imagination

What I do when the moon is out: Most of a Lunar Landing Bento (and a simple sandwich that is Husband Approved)

Staying home a lot causes me to suffer from an off-kilter sleep pattern. It also allows me to do things employed people usually don’t have as much time to do, like get the home sparkling clean (If I were so disciplined), sew ties onto camisoles, and make my husband’s lunch after he goes to sleep.

I really need employment. As fun as late night crafting and cleaning is, the routine of a real job will cure my late night habits*, make me a healthier person, and contribute to our financial goals. I have been putting in job applications every day. In the mean time, the result of my madness: very cute bento lunches.

To motivate myself to send Hubble with home-prepared food, I like to stay up late on Pinterest (I have a board for this) and seek pictures of cute food, and I make his lunch pretty. It is arguable that I primarily do this to entertain myself. But, at least am serving a greater purpose planning Honey’s lunch than looking at any more unicorns ‘n rainbows birthday party ideas (It is still August and my birthday bash is fully planned! I have been this giddy about National Alison Day since I knew what a birthday was. Pictures and how-to’s coming after this September 29.) Also, he gets major props at work for having such a sweet wife ^_^

The bento: Continue reading

Pinterest Inspired Necktie Trim on a Camisole

My favorite material to upcycle with is a handsome silk tie. Currently, my favorite technique is trimming a top with an alternative neckline; this is the second neckline I have trimmed with a neck tie.

I had wanted to do a craft from one of my Pinterest boards for a while, but needed one that requires minimal shopping. This re-fashion was my best fit because I have a small stash of ties left over from “the great tie skirt sewing project of 2009” (Shall I share pictures? You tell me.) and a camisole that I don’t wear often as is. The only materials I bought were a spool of thread (because I ran out of my color mid-crafting) and a button embellishment. For me, this craft cost less than five dollars. Continue reading

Mom and Dad’s Garden: Reused Wheel Barrow Planter

I wrote in my earlier post that I visited my family in California and shared pictures from the trip. One of my highlights was seeing my previous home and Mom and Dad’s garden, especially because the garden is the greenest I have seen it in a long time. Mom and Dad have some nice features in their back yard that I grew up with and would like to share.

Dad’s wheel barrow planter: Continue reading