Etsy Spotlight Artist: Apey Lee's Homespun Designs

05 January 2010

As most of you know, or can at least tell from browsing the blog; I LOVE handmade items so much! I think there is just something so much better about handmade items in relation to the manufactured items. It could be that you get something that is one of a kind, or maybe it is just that I can get what I REALLY like without having to worry about only liking certain parts of something.

About twice a year I am having to go out and buy lunch boxes for the kids and myself. They either tear up or just become unusable for what we need.

So when I happened upon Apey Lee's Homespun Designs, I knew that I wanted to test out her adorable lunch boxes!

NEW Pink and Brown Lunch Box

I am a pink fanatic and when it is paired with brown, I could not be happier!! Unfortunately for me, my oldest daughter also loves that color combination, so when this adorable lunch box arrived, it was promptly taken over by Harmonie! She loves that she has her own napkin to use as a mini placemat for her lunch.

The outside pockets  (front and back) are perfect for holding not only the matching napkin, but her spoon and fork if needed.

The inside is laminated, which makes clean-up so easy and the entire lunch box is insulated so everything stays cold for her:)

I of course snatched the lunch box for pictures before I let her take it to school, so you can see just how much this adorable thing will hold. I've got a lunch box size bag of Sun Chips, a 24 oz pepsi and a few other things in there. The pepsi is about an inch too tall for the bag, but a 20 oz or anything less than the size of a 24 oz bottle would fit perfectly!  The velcro strip on the front holds perfectly once closed, so if you are like me and need that extra space for the top of your bottles; just scoot the bottle to the side and then close up, the bottle top will hang out, but everything stays cold.

As you can see that included napkin makes a wonderful place mat, or you of course can use it for a napkin ( easily just toss in the washer to clean).

Harmonie has been using the lunch box for a few weeks now and she loves it. We have even packed up a hot lunch for her, and she said that it was still warm and didn't need to be reheated when she opened it up; so the insulating in the bag will hold heat too! And considering it was packed at 7 am and her lunch is at 12:30, that was amazing to us all! I wouldn't advise putting a cold drink in the lunch box if you are sending a hot lunch as that would just defeat the purpose:) The stitching is holding up really well to the toughness of an 8 year old, so it would be perfect for an adult!!

Apey Lee's offers more than just one of a kind lunch boxes though!! Looking for a one of a kind place mat set for your table? Or how about an adorable purse?? Yeah, Apy Lee's Homespun Design has them!!

Red and Brown PlacematsNEW Honeymoon Placemats

Michael Miller ParadiseTall Square Tote

She even has an adorable diaper bag with matching changing pad...

NEW Pretty-in-Pink Diaper Bag and Changing PadNEW Pretty-in-Pink Diaper Bag and Changing Pad

And for those of you who save shopping bags, there is the baggie pouch..

Nicole's Baggie PouchDanni's Baggie Pouch

Head on over to Apey Lee's Homespun Creations to pick up something for yourself or that person in your life who loves handmade quality items!!

*I was provided with the product for evaluation purposes! I was not compensated in any other way, this review is clearly my opinion only and does not in any way reflect the experience you may have.