Last week at the cutting table, I totally fell in love with a dainty little pear design done by Lolly Chops. She did three colorways of these sweet fruit, but my favorite was the "Gumbo" colorway, pictured left. Imagine my surprise and delight, then, when I saw this morning that in his weekly contest email Stephen had linked to a project made up with this fabric in our Flickr pool. It's a bento box bag made by Rachael at La Fuji Mama, and I totally want to start packing little Japanese-style lunches all of a sudden! (As if I needed another thing Japanese to obsess over. I recently picked up a copy of Zakka Sewing and can't stop thinking about it….)
By the way, Lolly tells me that Rachael is in the hospital as I write this, bringing Baby Number Two into the world. Good luck, Rachael! Best wishes to a talented mama for a safe and happy baby birthday!