K starts full-day kindergarten today...she's been at school since just after Labor Day but it was transitional, so just 1/2 days. Today she gets to eat lunch at school. Because of her allergies she is going to sit at the "nut-free" table. I hope she doesn't have to sit alone, the principal, nurse and her teacher assured me that they would put at least one child with a nut-free lunch with her. Let's hope not everyone packed PB&J today!
So I decided to sew her some placemats...to keep her food items and containers off of the table. The school says the tables are washed after each group eats, but I figured the placemat would help.
K picked out several fabrics at Joanne's Fabrics.
I dragged out my cute blue portable sewing machine and went to work. Mind you, I sew maybe 2 times a year and generally it has to be a straight line...you know I can hem a curtain, make a pillowcase, and yes, make a placemat!
Oh and this project involved another "appliance" that I rarely use...an iron! I use the iron for two things really...adhering those Perler bead projects that K makes and maybe an iron-on transfer. No real ironing going on here!
LapTop Lunch Box (bento box), although K has a hard time opening the top at the moment. And the Thermos Funtainer drink and food containers (stainless steel so they are BPA free).