Wednesday, April 21, 2010

bento box love *__*

i joined my first swap last march.  it's called, "plush lunch" on swap bot, hosted by the paperista.  my partner is from "hot"lanta, georgia...  so, i wanted to send her something that is very popular in the northwest...  sushi!  my swap partner is an amazing seamstress / eco-warrior! she also has this great etsy shop that features all of her eco-friendly products / creations.  that being said, i had to make sure that i used materials that are earth friendly too.  i found some felt at a local fabric store and guess what?  they are made from post-consumer recycled bottles, by a company called, ecospun

i'm a newbie in creating felt foods, so i entrusted etsy to find me a sushi pattern for my swap.  i ended up purchasing a pattern from umecrafts!  you should check out the shop, it has sooo many amazing felt food patterns to choose from, like these dessert items:


here is my interpretation of umecrafts' sushi pattern:

wasabi

ginger

 ebi /shrimp

geoduck (clam)/mirogai

ika /squid

cucumber/kappa maki, tuna/maguro maki, and house rolls/futo maki (both futo maki, on the far right, are designed by me)

scallop/hotate

tuna/maguro nigiri, and salmon/sake nigiri

tako/octopus

tamago/egg nigiri

bento tray and soy sauce trays (the flower applique on both is added by me, and used umecrafts' soy sauce tray pattern to help create a bento tray)

the finished felt sushi bento box:

since we're in the topic of lunch, check out these cute bento boxes (courtesy of www.weheartit.com):


i hope you liked the felt sushi and bento boxes!   i'm contemplating on some cross-stitching in the near future (feeling inspired, because i just acquired some of my mom's cross-stitching projects.  thanks dad!!!)... will share those with you soon!


happy wednesday!
xo, carla

4 comments:

jozen said...

carla!! you are amazing. zoe and pia would totally love your sushi bento box!!

Jen Kim said...

whoa, i totally love your project! what a great swapper you are, excellent work ;-)

rachel johnson said...

Amazing felt sushi!! Great job!

(and thanks for using Swap-bot! I'm an admin there. xoxo)

cArLa said...

@ jozen - thank you? would you like me to make them one?

@ jen kim - thanks so much, it's my first time making them... the pattern instructions were pretty easy.

@ rachel johnson - thanks, i love swapbot too, i can't wait to join more swaps in the future!