Studio Musings

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lunchbox of Holding

I received this little beauty as a bit of a gag gift for my birthday.  My friends all know I'm a bit of a Disney nut, so this was the wrapping for their 'birthday survival kit'.  The plan was that I'd then pass the lunchbox along to me niece.  A grown woman can't possibly cart around a princess lunchbox was their supposition, I think. 

Since I'll see Emme in person in December, I figured I'd give it to her then.  In the meantime, I could use it as a bead storage box.  Seemed like a clever plan.




The lunchbox isn't as big as the one I had as a kid.  I had a Little House on the Prairie lunchbox, with a matching thermos.  I carried it back and forth through at least three grades of school.  Laura, Mary, Ma and Pa were my constant lunchtime companions.   How about you; do you remember who was on your lunchbox? 

It may be smaller than the old style lunch boxes, but it holds a ton.  This thing is like the Tardis or a bag of holding (yep, my geeky antecedents are leaking out)!  It's incredible how much it holds!  Just look:

 A peak inside, but wait, it gets better....


All of that was packed inside the lunchbox - including my normal travel bead box.  It's a full bead studio on the go!  I fear that Emme may not get her lunchbox after all.  Or maybe I'll have to go out and buy her her own.  I think this one's taken. 


8 comments:

  1. That little box holds a lot of stuff.

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  2. Wow, my inner child is so jealous, Karen. My sister and I were mostly brown bag kids. I would have gone for a LHOTP box, my sister... probably Barbie!

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    1. My Mom was way ahead if the time in the whole "reuse/recycle" thing. So we had lunch boxes through grade school. And woe betide us if I or either of my siblings forgot their lunchbox at school.

      It's funny how excited I was to graduate to 'grown up' paper bags in Jr. High.

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  3. I received a Hello Kitty lunchbox for my birthday last year and promptly declared it my bead travel box. It works great. I take bead projects with me to work and when I visit my mom. I can pack everything I need and not worry about crushing my project like I do when I cram bags into my tote. I love it!

    My childhood lunchbox was The Beatles. It was light blue and had the heads of the Fab Four painted on it. I wish I still had it. It was awesome!

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    1. A Beatles lunchbox - how fun!

      I bet your Hello Kitty lunchbox/bead carrier is a real conversation starter. :) I love how lightweight yet durable it seems.

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  4. How awesome my inner child is working overtime with seeing this!

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  5. I LOVE this! And your mention of tardis made me once again thankful for DVR -- I didn't have to choose between the premier of Dr. Who and the University of Alabama game tonight. Geeky beaders, unite!

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  6. Hi Karen,
    The lunch box makes a great travel bead box. Thanks for sharing the idea. Are you sure you are going to want to give this one to your niece?
    Therese

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