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Friendship + Sewing + Giveaway + Tutorial!

February 17th, 2012

A while back ago I saw my friend Megan sporting the cuuuuuu-test little bag she made. And when I say saw - I mean I was formulating a plan on how to swipe it from her.  But it turns out, Meg tells me - is my friend Ayumi of Pink Penguin has a tutorial for the Lunchbox bag and I could make one myself. So excited to be able to make one too, though I still toyed with The Great Lunchbox Bag Heist of 2010.

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So I’m putzing around Pinterest. And when I say putzing, I mean I’m on Pinterest for my 3rd or 4th time that day… and I spot a Lunchbox bag made by Erin and immediately show Lori (or maybe Lori saw my pin or I tagged her on the pin, I can’t remember - it was all very exciting + plus I’m forgetful), and the next thing we know we’re swapping fabric! Lori sends me some of her Sew Cherry, and I send her some of my Happy Mochi Yum Yum.  And then I GO TO TOWN and start on a Lunchbox bag making frenzy!  Lori, in Utah, and I in Oregon - we were sewing together via our iPhones - texting each other and sending pics as we’re sewing.  It was the next best thing to being actually together.  Sometimes I marvel at how technology, in all it’s high techness - can be all about friendship, and goodness, and being the closest we can get to beaming ourselves places.
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

Lori and I said we’d send each other 5 fat quarters, but she went all Oprah on me and sent me a package-full-o-goodies! Sew Cherry fat quarters, an apron kit with her Sew Cherry and apron pattern, a tomato pincushion kit (her tutorial here) and one of her signature Big Cherry candies… it was all so weepy cute and generous.
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

Lori even made me a needlebook!
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

The lunchbox bag in Lori’s Sew Cherry fabric:
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

In Denyse Schmidt’s fabric (for Joann’s). One thing Lori and I did different from Ayumi’s pattern was to do our straps in one fabric vs two. A bee flew in my bonnet, and I got an idea to put the twill tape that’s wrapped around the Moda pre-cuts inside my handles to make them beefy.  I LOVE my handles with the twill tape inside!  Now all my bags will have a little Moda happiness inside each bag.  I have been saving this twill tape over the years and have amassed quite a large volume of it. Which is scary to think I’ve used, acquired and bought that much fabric Yay, good for me that I’ve sewn so much!
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

Here’s one in Pam Kitty Morning fabric. Turns out Lori and I made the same one! Probably because we love Pam so much and we were channeling her.  I did make my PKM bag a little smaller - I was playing around with different sizes.  Because I love to nest stuff - my self diagnosed Matryoshka-itis.
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

Here’s one in my Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric.  So to drag everyone into our web of Lunchbox bag making frenzy goodness - Lori and I are both doing a giveaway of a 5pk fat quarter bundle (plenty to make a Lunchbox bag), plus I’ve added my new signature candy - a box of Botan Rice Candy (mochi candy) and a pack of Doublemint gum (WTH?).
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!
I’ve loved Botan Rice Candy ever since I was kid (our class had gone on a field trip to San Francisco’s Japan Town for the day), especially since you can eat the “Saran Wrap” paper wrapper that’s outside the candy. There’s also a pack of Doublmint gum - you can hop over to Lori’s blog and read about it’s meaning.
Sew Cherry + Happy Mochi Yum Yum lunch bagfest!

To enter, leave a comment (maybe you’d like to share what your signature candy is?) just before Midnight-ish Monday (2/20/12 PST), and I’ll announce the winner Tuesday morning. And by morning I mean around lunch-time. Be sure to hop over to Lori’s blog for a chance to win a Sew Cherry bundle (and candy) from her!  Happy Lunchboxing!!

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February 21, 2012 Edited in:
Winner, winner! The fat quarter bundle of HMYY give-away has now ended. Thank you all for joining in on the give-away! Using random.org for comments 1-551, the winner of the bundle is: #415 (which ironically is the area code for San Francisco) - Robyn!

Thank you everyone for your kinds words (and making me hungry for candy!) and playing along with Lori and me. And thank you most of all to Ayumi - sweet, sweet Ayumi, for sharing her beautiful pattern with us. I got a lot of comments about the Botan Rice Candy, and I don’t know if this is a West Coast thing - but you can find it in the Asian section of your local grocery store. Even in my teenie little Scandinavian town of Astoria - I can find it at my local Safeway and Fred Meyer. Oh Lewis & Clark, you came 200 years too soon and missed out.

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554 Responses

  1. The fabulous Kelsey allegedly said:

    Those are the cutest lunchboxes ever! I LOVE any of the Reese’s holiday shapes - trees, eggs, pumpkins, hearts etc. Has to be the shapes since they have way more peanut butter and *gasp* less chocolate :)



  2. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    I used to absolutely love boston baked beans. Now I am more into cadbury mini eggs and creme eggs - which we only get at easter.



  3. The fabulous NJLewis allegedly said:

    Love Botan Rice Candy! These bags are too cute, have to make some this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win.



  4. The fabulous beth allegedly said:

    i love tootsie rolls. but i think my absolute favorite is the little crunchy cadberry eggs they only have at easter. robin’s eggs?. whatever they are called they are pure wonderful candy crack.



  5. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Love Strawberry and Bananna Kits. That was the BEST penny candy when I was growing up.

    Thanks for the chance to win!



  6. The fabulous Hildy allegedly said:

    Gorgous bags and thanks for the tutorial hint! My favorite candy is all with chocolate and I love to switch candies (one of the reasons why I need a big candy drawer, right?;-)
    Greetings from germany, Hildy



  7. The fabulous Anne Allen allegedly said:

    My favorite candy as of late has been Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels from Costco. Of course you can’t get a small container of them… and then you can’t eat just one. I like to think of it as sewing nutrition. Love your lunch bags!



  8. The fabulous A Different Monica allegedly said:

    Smarties! When my brother and I were little our dad would take us to the comic book store and buy us comics and Smarties by the handfuls. To this day every time I see Smarties I think of those times.



  9. The fabulous mean sarah jean allegedly said:

    let’s see… big hunk, 100 grand and caramel. the first two would also be nice in real life :)



  10. The fabulous marla allegedly said:

    such a fun and sweet story and giveaway!



  11. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I love York Peppermint Patties. I think everyone who knows me knows that…it’s that bad!



  12. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    How perfect - to take to workshops, etc. Lovely. My signature candy is dark chocolate Wilbur Buds.



  13. The fabulous Sandra :) allegedly said:

    My favourite candy at the moment is 100 calorie chocolate bars by Cadbury. All my pants seem to have shrunk overnight and something must be done to rectify the situation, lol.

    I have a lovely bag made with Ayumi’s tutorial - it’s in pink flamingo fabrics - my friend made it as a gift for me, and I use it for carrying ongoing craft projects when I’m out and about!



  14. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    LOVELY!!! I think my signature candy would be “smarties”, they’re certainly my absolute favorite! :D



  15. The fabulous Cathy allegedly said:

    I’ll eat a Snickers bar any time, any place! L-o-v-e them! Won’t turn down pretzel M&Ms either. Those lunch bags are awesome and what a great suggestion to put the twill tape in the handles. Thanks for that!



  16. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    OMG, these are the cutest bags ever! I need to make many. I would have to say Ghiradelli 60% dark chcolate bar is my favorite, and swedish fish.



  17. The fabulous Annette allegedly said:

    I’ve had my eye on that awesome bag tutorial and now you’ve swayed me completely. I just have to make one for myself. Yours are gorgeous. I love any candy that has chocolate in it…yesterday it was peanut M&M’s.



  18. The fabulous audrey allegedly said:

    I’m loving yours and Lori’s bags! Anything with peanut butter is my signature candy, LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEEE peanut butter!



  19. The fabulous lorena allegedly said:

    Oh I would live to win one! I very happily eat any candy with nuts in it. :)



  20. The fabulous Mrs. DillyDally allegedly said:

    Love the lunch bag, but especially love the idea of doing a sew-a-long with a friend miles away! Plan to copy you and Lori’s experience with a quilting buddy that recently moved away. Thanks for the inspiration!



  21. The fabulous Allegory allegedly said:

    I totally need one of those lunchboxes in my life. I just use target/publix bags…I’m sure it makes my lunch sad. I think my signature candy is Junior Mints, I picked up the habit of crafting with them nearby in college and now can’t do without.



  22. The fabulous Michele T allegedly said:

    I love pure milk chocolate - yum!! Those bags are just too stinkin’ cute - love ‘em!! Thanks for the chance!!



  23. The fabulous Loula allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is red and black licorice vines (one of each) eaten together. The bags are so fun and fresh.



  24. The fabulous Kari M. allegedly said:

    I love those Chocolate Ice Cube candies that melt in your mouth and are just creamy and delicious. Haven’t seen them in awhile, probably in my waistline’s best interests…

    These bags are so cute!



  25. The fabulous Rocio H> allegedly said:

    My fave candy is LemonHeads, mmmm used to get me a package from the ice cream man every other day! I will still buy them when I can find them. Thanks for the chance!



  26. The fabulous Tiffany Huffman allegedly said:

    Love this giveaway!!! Botan rice candy sounds fun. :)



  27. The fabulous Aubrey allegedly said:

    Those are the cutest lunchboxes EVER. I have officially pinned pretty much every tutorial from Pink Penguin



  28. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Those are ADORABLE!!! I love them! My favorite candy is Reese Cups…and I agree with Kelsey…the shapes are THE BEST!



  29. The fabulous Melody allegedly said:

    I L-O-V-E Lemonheads! What cute bags you both made. My best friend and I quilt and stitch together via text and phone calls! We always joke about how great technology is for crossing the miles.



  30. The fabulous barbara allegedly said:

    My fave candy flavour is mint . thanks for the chance to win :)



  31. The fabulous Rebecca allegedly said:

    Those are stinkin’ adorable! I’ve made a few lunch bags from Ayumi’s tute and I love them. My signature candy has to be Lindt chocolate! A forever weakness ;)



  32. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    My usual go-to for candy is Peanut Butter M&Ms, but right now we’re eating all healthy (aka boring) so my current signature “candy” is dried pineapple. :)



  33. The fabulous Sue Sweeney allegedly said:

    I am dying to make one of those bags! As I said over at Bee in my Bonnet, this would be the perfect excuse (and give me some great fabric) to do so! Thanks for the chance!



  34. The fabulous Kelly Lucas allegedly said:

    I have a soft spot for a candy called Turkey Joints. They’re sold out of a store in New York and a family friend used to bring them to us. Now you can order them online, which is very dangerous for me.



  35. The fabulous Claudia allegedly said:

    Love the sugar free chocolate from Amber Lynne. The truffles are amazing. Love the cute bag! Thanks for the giveaway!



  36. The fabulous jenny allegedly said:

    SO SO SO CUTE!
    i have seen this tutorial, but never done it…so darling in your fabric choices! i love Charlestown Chews!



  37. The fabulous Kourtney allegedly said:

    I’d love this fat quarter pack!!! So vibrant and lively :)



  38. The fabulous lauralee allegedly said:

    I am new to sewing and I love all the fabrics. I am going to try making one of those bags.



  39. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    Seriously, this is my type of sewing with a friend. My girlfriend and I IM all day long at work giggling about our next quilting project…I blog about mine, she sends me pictures…we have a great time, and we are always working on something fun!



  40. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    Your bags are the cutest! Think I’ll pick up my favorite “bullseye” caramel candy to chew while making some bags.



  41. The fabulous denniele allegedly said:

    The bags are terrific! Sixlets are my favorite….takes me right back to the Dime Store of my childhood!



  42. The fabulous Kathryn Duke allegedly said:

    I’m a chocolate girl myself…so probably a Hersey bar with almonds OR a Snicker!!
    Thanks for offering the give away…

    KD



  43. The fabulous Vicky allegedly said:

    I love the fabric and I also love French Chews … a vanilla taffy. Yummy for my tummy!



  44. The fabulous Lorraine allegedly said:

    Thanks for the generosity! Pretty sure my favorite candy is Whoppers :)



  45. The fabulous eva allegedly said:

    I love your idea with the drawstring bags and I´m going to make my own. Thanks for the wonderful idea and your giveaway. Your bags are wonderful in all the beautiful colors.



  46. The fabulous Molly allegedly said:

    Swedish fish and whoppers. Yummmmm. Swedish fish would make a cute fabric print.



  47. The fabulous Ashley allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is robin’s eggs. I know they are nearly the same as whoppers, but they just taste so much better. And I REALLY want some happy mochi yum yum!



  48. The fabulous Indianna allegedly said:

    I’ve made one of those bento box lunch bags using 2 tea towels- but I gave it away- so now I need to make me one.
    I love any pink Jelly Belly.



  49. The fabulous Jennie allegedly said:

    Well, I don’t like candy, but I LOVE your fabric, so count me in! I’m also a big fan of bringing my own lunches, so I’m all over that tutorial, thanks!



  50. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I’m a big ol’ sucker for lemonheads. Love ‘em. I’ve never tried the Botan Rice Candy, but would love to win so I can try it! Thanks for the inspiration because these lunch bags are awesome!



  51. The fabulous Meredith F. allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is the Cadbury creme egg!! Love them!



  52. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    I haven’t had that rice candy since I was a kid! Love your bags and what a great giveaway!



  53. The fabulous EW allegedly said:

    My “signature” candy will probably always be Reeses Peanut Butter cups… with sour pickles from the big barrel and Big Red to drink - I dont know why the combo, but I love it :)

    Those lunch bags are too cute, and such happy fabric! Thank you for the chance to win some :)



  54. The fabulous Charlsey allegedly said:

    Cutest bags EVER!
    I hope my favorite candy doesn’t give my age away!
    Good N Plenty! I also love Black Jack gum! I am old!



  55. The fabulous ashley allegedly said:

    Favorite candy…hmmmm…has to be “DOTS”! I know they are boring (and kinda gross if you don’t like gumdrops), but for some reason I just love them! I think it is because my Gramma always kept them on those plastic gumdrop trees in her kitchen. Thanks for the nostalgia and the giveaway. Those bags are adorable!



  56. The fabulous Emily allegedly said:

    I love Rice Candy, too! Here in Hawaii we get the Tomoe Ame brand, but it’s pretty much the same thing :) My favorite though is White Rabbit Candy-microwaved for a few seconds to get it nice and soft.



  57. The fabulous amy dunn allegedly said:

    Adorable!!! I’ve made a couple too and they are really fun! I don’t have a signature candy but now I think I need one!!



  58. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    Ohhh, I’d love to win! If only to try that candy!



  59. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    Oh my! Those bags are adorable. My all time favorite candy is probably a Zero candy bar. They can be a bit hard to find where I live but oh so good.



  60. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    Hadn’t heard of Botan Rice candy before,so I’d love to try some. My favourite sweet treat is chocolate covered peanuts which I buy in bulk!Thanks for a great giveaway!



  61. The fabulous lisa allegedly said:

    what did you use for batting? I’ve been musing using warm & natural because I have it…or did you just use the interfacing?
    Chocolate covered pretzels…and Reese peanut butter cups.



  62. The fabulous Cecilia allegedly said:

    These bags are so adorable! I guess my signature candy would have to be M&M’s. Thanks for the giveaway.



  63. The fabulous Phyllis allegedly said:

    I love the bags that you and Lori made. It makes me want one! I would love to win the fabric and goodies. Thanks for the giveaway.



  64. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    The bags are ridiculously cute, I love Ayumi’s tutorials. I’ve made too many of her fabric baskets. They are all over my house. My signature candy? Hmmmm what Canadian yummy can I make you drool over? Floral gums, also known as soap candies, which I believe are actually British…..



  65. The fabulous Robin (RsIslandCrafts) allegedly said:

    These bags are adorable!

    I’ve always been a peanut butter cup person.



  66. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    What a fun post - how great to have this technology available to us to be able to do such fun stuff with those so far away! My signature candy would be just about anything chocolate, nothing really stands out, just whatever I’m craving at the moment! Thanks so much for the giveaway!



  67. The fabulous kathy allegedly said:

    I love Andes Candies-anything chocolate and mint! The bags are adorable. Thanks!



  68. The fabulous Heather M. allegedly said:

    I love Dove Dark Chocolate.



  69. The fabulous Caryn allegedly said:

    Such cute bags! I love Kit Kats, or kitty cats as my daughter likes to call them. :-)



  70. The fabulous Marlene allegedly said:

    Havent thought of this in years but…Sugar Babies”. Blessings, Marlene



  71. The fabulous Angela N. allegedly said:

    Idaho spuds! If you have never had one.. you gotta try it! Its the best, you dont even realize it has real potato in it! Its coco-nutty and chocolate. The best!!



  72. The fabulous Cristina allegedly said:

    Oh my oh my! Those bags are fabulously adorable! If I had one it would be filled with Jelly Bellys and dark chocolate.



  73. The fabulous Tanya allegedly said:

    I loved Bonkers (cherry flavour) as a kid, I haven’t seen that type of candy in forever so maybe they don’t make it anymore. Nowadays, I love Mike and Ike candy!



  74. The fabulous Jenelle allegedly said:

    I love heath bars because I am a big fan of toffee. :) Thanks for the chance to win!



  75. The fabulous Brie allegedly said:

    I love Reese’s peanut butter cups but with a kid who is allergic to peanuts I rarely eat them anymore.



  76. The fabulous amorette allegedly said:

    mine would be green and black’s 70% dark chocolate. i know, i am indulgent.



  77. The fabulous Karen a/k/a The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    I’m trying SO hard to resist buying a leather Wendy Williams bag on QVC. Perhaps making one of these will quench my rare handbag appetite for today! :) they are SOOOOO cute!



  78. The fabulous Suzee allegedly said:

    I love anything dark chocolate.. = ) so not really a signature one.



  79. The fabulous Patty G allegedly said:

    I am a Twizzlers girl. Love them. Also, I have made this Lunchbox bag and it is great!



  80. The fabulous Leo allegedly said:

    Favourite candy … that’s even harder than favourite food. Uhmm home made vanilla ice cream … and storebough, I just discovered cadbury mini rolls (which is nooot good for me)



  81. The fabulous Lisa E allegedly said:

    Peanut M&Ms!!! Love that candy. Feb 21st is my husband’s 50th birthday, so with some luck I’ll win the fabric. I love what you did with the lunchbox bags!!!



  82. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    I love Buckeyes! It’s a peanut butter confection covered in chocolate and popular in Ohio, of course!



  83. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    I love your bags. They are so cute. I love chocolate coated coffee beans. Thanks for the great giveaway.



  84. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    Your bags are wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win the fat quarters and the candy. I’ve never heard of botan rice candy! Who knew???? My favrotie candy at the moment is the Lindt dark chocolate truffles - the one’s in the black bag???? Oh my! lol



  85. The fabulous Starr allegedly said:

    Tootsie Rolls and anything with chocolate and orange.

    I love these bags! I love the fabric!



  86. The fabulous Candice R allegedly said:

    I have become known for wanting darker and darker chocolate lol My favourite now is about 76% :) Along with anything covered in dark chocolate…fruit, caramel, pretzels….oh boy time to go get a snack haha



  87. The fabulous Maile allegedly said:

    I Love these lunchboxes. Must make them. Make many of them!
    I love any candy make with chocolatey goodness.



  88. The fabulous Amy J allegedly said:

    Those bags turned out so cute! I have had that project pinned for way too long, maybe I better get to it!! I like all candy, but chick-o-sticks are one of my favorite!!



  89. The fabulous Steph Wehrman allegedly said:

    Looks super cute, and so does your sewing room!



  90. The fabulous Lisa L. allegedly said:

    I love those lunchbox bags! Adorable! As for signature candy, I would probably say Reese’s or Junior Mints! YUMMY!



  91. The fabulous Kristen@SoHappy allegedly said:

    Really nice bags! Chocolate kisses. I know what you mean about friendship online. I can have a pretty crappy day and those peeps can cheer you up. I know having just a little peek into your happy studio can cheer me.



  92. The fabulous Judith Hogan allegedly said:

    I love, love, love these cute little bags. And Ayumi’s tutorial looks so easy, which means I’m going to have to make myself one? Well, maybe two. I love jelly beans, so I’d be filling my bag with red and green ones.



  93. The fabulous Christine Ishmael allegedly said:

    Yes please! Love the fabric & the bags! I love when two talented people get together and make something wonderful! My favorite candy is Almond Joy! A perfect mix of coconut & chocolate!



  94. The fabulous Bari Jo allegedly said:

    You are too cute! Love the inspiration and thank you so much for the giveaway! I have never had rice candy - but my all time fave is a Heath Bar or Skor! :o) Chocolate is my go to on a bad day… good day… and everything in between! I enjoy reading your blog! ;O)



  95. The fabulous Anne C. allegedly said:

    Another candy I’ve never seen before, but I do know about mochi because my niece recently visited Japan and wrote about this rice candy on her travel blog. I suppose my signature candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Yum!

    Love your bags. Using twill tape inside the bag handles is a brilliant idea.



  96. The fabulous Delores allegedly said:

    My signature candy seems to be “Big Turk” - either the chocolate bar or the mini bites. Have always loved them, and seeing as most people REALLY dislike them, they like to give them to me.

    Love to win the fabric.



  97. The fabulous Anne Made allegedly said:

    How cute! I’d love to win. My favorite all time candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I try never to get them, and now that my son is allergic to Peanuts it’s sure to never enter our house. Sigh… It’s okay.



  98. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Love the Ghiradelli (sp?) dark chocolate & raspberry squares! Yum!! All the bags are so cute. I adore the one in your fabric. I haven’t found it around here.:( I don’t know why, but I just love making bags.



  99. The fabulous Betsy Lynn allegedly said:

    Yikes…these are so cute! Now I’m going to have to make a few too!



  100. The fabulous Unity allegedly said:

    I’m a Reese’s peanut butter cup, Butterfingers or peeps kind of girl. But, I think that my signature candy would have to be Altoids. they are much easier on the waistline. ;)



  101. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I made a round one of these for a granddaughter for Christmas but I didn’t realize they were called lunch box bags. Love the fabric you used and would LOVE to have some. TY



  102. The fabulous Mel Brooks allegedly said:

    The bags are fantastic, I love your style and fabric choices! awesome.

    My fav treats are soft sugar coated fruit jubes..

    Thanks :) take care, Mel



  103. The fabulous Kristy Wilkinson allegedly said:

    What darling bags! All of them are cute. Maybe they can come and play at my house? :-) I really like peanut butter m&m’s. Thanks for the fun give away! K-



  104. The fabulous Penny G allegedly said:

    Signature candy - anything hot and cinnamony - probably Hot Tamales are my favorite that I am willing to pay for.



  105. The fabulous liveacolorfullife allegedly said:

    SUCH cute bags! Signature candy? Hmmmm. Probably Heath bars.



  106. The fabulous Dawn allegedly said:

    The bags are ADORABLE!! I will make one of these for sure. I love Reeses. Thanks for the giveaway.



  107. The fabulous KarenH allegedly said:

    Those are such cute bags, made even cuter by the fabrics you used!!
    My current favorite candy would be bite size Take-5. I don’t know why they taste better to me in miniature. :)



  108. The fabulous Kat allegedly said:

    Love that idea for using the Moda Twill Tape. I too save mine…and have been trying to think of something extra fun/special to use them on.



  109. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Who are we kidding, I love ALL candy, even black licorice…..but I really like to get creatures with marshmallow inside and chocolate all over and bite the heads off first mmmmmm marshmallow…I regularly go on holidays to purchase them from walgreens with the excuse that I had to go pick up a prescription then eat them in the car and not share with the kids….



  110. The fabulous Pia Ejby allegedly said:

    I’d love this fat quarter pack!!! Would love to win .-)



  111. The fabulous Tiffaney allegedly said:

    Any Reese’s has to be my signature candy. Adorable bags!



  112. The fabulous Karla allegedly said:

    I LOVE these bags must try to make one or two! I have a thing for bags. My candy fix I get w Sweet Tarts, chewy or hard, all work for me!



  113. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    I love those adorable bags! I love banana Laffy Taffies.



  114. The fabulous Rae allegedly said:

    I adore peanut butter M&Ms and plain old milk chocolate of any brand. In fact I am hard pressed to name a chocolate that I don’t like.



  115. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    They are absolutely the cutest lunch bags ever!

    My favorite candy treat are the caramels with the sugary cream in the middle. Every couple of months I bug a bag and indulge a coupel at a time. Yum!



  116. The fabulous Carolyn allegedly said:

    Love the lunch bags - checking out that tutorial now :)

    I like Mint 3 Muskateers (not sure how to spell that)!



  117. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    Oh! SO cute! I have got to give these adorable lunch bags a try. BTW, my all-time favorite candies are York Peppermint Patties!,



  118. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tami allegedly said:

    What cute bags! They’d be perfect for carrying projects on-the-go and are oh so darling in all of those prints. Hmm, favorite candy? I’ve always had a thing for peanut M&Ms since I was a little girl. My stepdad would come home from the graveyard shift and leave bags of M&Ms on our pillows so we’d see them when we woke up. :-)



  119. The fabulous Helene allegedly said:

    way to go! what an amazing time you both have had with these lunchbox bags! i feel the itch starting so tutorial is downloading as i type :) thanks for the giveaway opportunity!



  120. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I once had a Man From Uncle lunchbox when I was a kid. Loved that lunchbox. It disappeared in one of our family’s many moves. (Still pouting about it today.) However, Ayumi’s lunch box in Happy Mochi Yum Yum, filled with a Miracle Whip sandwich, Rt 10 potato chips, a banana and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup would soothe my heart greatly!



  121. The fabulous Helen LeBrett allegedly said:

    What a fun lunch bag idea!! I’ve already bookmarked the tutorial page and want to make some too. (And I’ve thought of makeing some of them bigger, to hold quilting hand sewing projects.) Love your fabrics!!! I’m going to have to subscribe to your blog, cause I’ve been here before :-)



  122. The fabulous dana allegedly said:

    cute bags! I love your fabric, so thanks for the chance at a giveaway.
    Favorite candy is ANYTHING with peanut butter and chocolate in it!!



  123. The fabulous Darcy allegedly said:

    Oh my - cuteness little lunchboxes EVER! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!



  124. The fabulous Lauren allegedly said:

    Loving the lunchboxes! I am starting a quilt with the Happy Mochi fabric this weekend. So excited!!!



  125. The fabulous Joy Christenson allegedly said:

    I love your fabric and the fabric makes the bag. Your bags are the cutest I have seen. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.



  126. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    What an adorable bag! My favourite candy right now is salted caramel. I would love to try making one of the bags!



  127. The fabulous Colleen Gray allegedly said:

    Pretty sure I kept the Twix factory in business over the past coupla years! I loved reading about your happy bag sew along from blog to blog and state to state;-) Maybe someday I’ll find an internet bff to sew along with and send candy to! Lucky.



  128. The fabulous Eva allegedly said:

    Wow! This post is all kinds of fantastic!!! My signature candy is salty liquorice chocolate. Finnland: we’ve got long winters, but the candy rocks!!!



  129. The fabulous bernadette allegedly said:

    fabulous bags!! love them!! my favorite candy i’d be toting around in that fabulous bag are hersey kisses!



  130. The fabulous kimwithak allegedly said:

    Love your bags and Lori’s!
    I’m going to have to make one soonish!
    Favourite candy…fresh, soft (not hard) jelly beans!!!



  131. The fabulous Jacque allegedly said:

    Love, love, love the bags.. and thanks for a chance at your give a way.. as for my candy choice.. peanut butter cups, buckeye’s, any thing with chocolate and peanut butter and I am in.



  132. The fabulous Ellen M. allegedly said:

    Those bags are adorable - your fabric choices make them especially happy! My favorite candy is a good old Hershey bar with almonds - yum!



  133. The fabulous bernadette allegedly said:

    fabulous bags!! love them!! my favorite candy i’d be toting around in that fabulous bag are hershey kisses!



  134. The fabulous GerryART allegedly said:

    I adore your lunch bags. I can just see each of my knitting projects in their own custom-made bags.
    Of course, each of my project bags always a piece or two of chocolate.
    So happy to have seen this post, Monica.
    Aren’t these lunch bags the most adorable ever??? !!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
    hugs
    Gerry



  135. The fabulous maria allegedly said:

    great giveaway! I love the bags!



  136. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    My favourite chocolates are peppermint aero bars and kit kats,love all your bags and what a great idea using the moda twill tape in your bag handles :) Barb.



  137. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Love those lunch bags! Something that cute might force me to take my lunch more often! My signature candy (at least the one I eat most) would have to be dark chocolate M&Ms.



  138. The fabulous Kristal allegedly said:

    These bags are adorable and I’d love to make one with your fabulous fabric! My signature candy is Junior Mints - love them.



  139. The fabulous Kathy h allegedly said:

    Those lunch boxes are the cutest. My candy is m and m’s. The little figurines are cute too.



  140. The fabulous Karen T allegedly said:

    I love Jelly Belly Jellybeans!! Of course this may explain why I HAVE a jelly belly… eeek!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win



  141. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Oh I love your bags! I can feel a DS bag in my future, especially as I have enough DS here to clothe my small town! I’d love to make a Happy Mochi bag too:) My signature candy (lolly for us aussies) would have to be Fruchocs! Delicious little pieces of dried fruit (so they must be good for you!) coated in a thick layer of chocolate - a South Australian treat!



  142. The fabulous Marsha B allegedly said:

    Those bags are so cute! Thanks for a chance to win some fabric to make one. My signature candy is m&m’s because my DH and my first name both start with M. We refer to ourselves as M & M sometimes!



  143. The fabulous Kathie allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to make up these bags; too cute! Really like the idea of putting the Moda strips inside handles.



  144. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    OH my they are sooooo Cute…. would love to make a few myself Amazing work! My favorite candy of late is a cranberry cluster It is Like a turtle but with cranberries and almonds Caramel and choc Of coarse. Next to that would be gummy bears!!!! Thanks for the chance to win



  145. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    These are just so stinkin’ cute! I have to make some to give and at least one for me to hold my “Pearl Cotton” balls for my wool-works. I suppose my friends would say that my signature candy is “candy corn”. Love it! Can’t ever get enough of it! Kinda like my love for fabric! : D Thanks for sharing!



  146. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    You two gals are a hoot!! Bags are just ‘SEW’ cute and I have the tutorial bookmarked but NEED fabric for a few. Thanks for the giveaway.



  147. The fabulous Karen Combs allegedly said:

    What darling bags– you can’t go wrong filling them with miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups!



  148. The fabulous Molly Martin allegedly said:

    Darling! Love the drawstring closure. I love Double Decker bars & Crunchie bars. My friend in Scotland keeps me well stocked on both.



  149. The fabulous Mary Jean P allegedly said:

    I love all your lunch bags. I think I might make them as gift bags. My favorite candy is Milky Ways.



  150. The fabulous Jill C allegedly said:

    I hate to say this, I’m not a candy person - but I’d live on ice cream if the universe allowed. Specifically salty caramel gelato. My son LOVES the botan rice candy though. Those are the cutest damn bags ever, I have also envied Megan’s, now I’m going to try to car jack you for your bag. Don’t worry, I’ll dump the contents out in your car first… unless there’s fabric in there.



  151. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    I love any kind of bag. I made some penny pockets after seeing them on your blog. They are supper fun to make.



  152. The fabulous Tracy J allegedly said:

    I love this bags so much and can’t wait until Sunday when I can dive in and make some. My favorite candy….gotta be dark chocolate anything!



  153. The fabulous Trudy allegedly said:

    LOVE them all! My fave old candy was Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy in vanilla!



  154. The fabulous Kelly P allegedly said:

    I love those lunch bags — so fun! Chocolate is my signature candy: Good expensive chocolate, I mean. YUM!



  155. The fabulous Carol M allegedly said:

    Love the bags!



  156. The fabulous Rae allegedly said:

    Love the bags. My candy of choice is a Lindt Intense Orange chocolate bar or Mounds.



  157. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Sweet little bag! And with sweet in it!!!
    this is such a nice giveaway-Thanks to you for sharing!



  158. The fabulous Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts allegedly said:

    Oh I just love the bags! My favorite candy is a Dove chocolate. Love Dove! LOL Have a happy weekend!



  159. The fabulous Jennifer R. allegedly said:

    I love the bags, and also the fabrics they were made with. *swoons*

    My signature candies are M&Ms. I love those little buggers.



  160. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    How fun! In college, my roommate nicknamed me “Tiffiefay” after the Toffifay candy, so I suppose that would be my signature candy! Sadly, I’ve only tried it once or twice. :( I better get on that.



  161. The fabulous Siret allegedly said:

    Bags are really cute. My favorite is Estonian candy named Teekonna.



  162. The fabulous Jana K allegedly said:

    These are the cutest lunch bags and I need to make some! I think my signature candy would be something lemon-y, because I’m both sweet and tart.



  163. The fabulous Laurie G allegedly said:

    I have to say that I Love Botan rice candy too! With their waxy little wrappers and free prize. I got excited when I saw it in the photo!



  164. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    My favorite is the Chocolate covered marshmallow eggs. Loved it as a child and still do!!
    What a great giveaway! My sister and I are just starting to attempt to make a bag or two. These Lunch bags are perfect!



  165. The fabulous Kim Tait allegedly said:

    Love the bags! Smarties are a must for me. :*)



  166. The fabulous Deb Praus allegedly said:

    As I told Lori, these are ADORABLE! Headed to the sewing room to have a go at a practice one….just in case I win!
    Favorite candy, let’s see, at retreats it is Good n Plenty(hands stay clean), at home it is anything dark chocolate!!



  167. The fabulous Heidee Hallam allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous bag! I’m really looking forward to making it!

    As for yummy goodness, I go through phases… but I keep on coming back to those good old peanut M&Ms. I like the red and blue ones best! Yum!



  168. The fabulous AnnF allegedly said:

    Unbelievably cute…want to make some NOW! Thanks for sharing the lunchboxes and for the chance to win.



  169. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Wow that is so awesome, sewing friends are the best even if they are far away!
    Favourite sweet/candy? I’m in the UK and I think it might just be Love Hearts!
    thanks for a superb giveaway



  170. The fabulous CJ allegedly said:

    Such cute bags! I wanna make one or 12!
    My favorite candy would have to be PLAIN M & M’s, although I love so many different kinds of candy. Sour Cherry Balls, candy corn (but NOT Brach’s), Raisinette’s. I do NOT like peanuts IN my chocolate (ala Snickers or Peanut M&M’s) but I LOVE peanut butter (ala Reese’s PB cups.



  171. The fabulous Jayme C allegedly said:

    So adorable! I love the fabrics you picked. So cheery and fun!!! Thanks for the giveaway!



  172. The fabulous Mary C in WA allegedly said:

    Such cute bags and Fabrics that you remotely sewed with Lori. I’d be happy to take some off your hands. And even try the rice candy. My favorite is Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles.



  173. The fabulous Cecillia allegedly said:

    I love most sweets…especially marshmellows :)



  174. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    I love reading about all of everyone’s favorite candies. This past year I introduced my 17 year old grandson to Botan Rice Candy “you really eat the wrapper??”. My favorite ’sewing’ candy has always been m&m’s - because they’re clean!



  175. The fabulous Madeline allegedly said:

    So so cute! I love Reese’s anything! Chocolate and Peanut-butter all the way!



  176. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    What a lovely story, I so want to make one of these for my sister as she wanted a lunch bag for Christmas but I couldnt find one nice enough. My favourite candy? fererro rocher.



  177. The fabulous grapes and hearts allegedly said:

    Great story! I completely get what you mean when you talk about hightech bringing people closer together. Amazing. Thanks for this great giveaway!



  178. The fabulous Jenna Z allegedly said:

    If you asked my husband what my signature candy was, he’d say marzipan! I LOVE anything almond and marzipan is a particular favorite!



  179. The fabulous Kandus allegedly said:

    I love them!!!! I am definitely going to try to make one! My favorite candy right now is homemade toffee that one of my clients makes…he also happens to be 98 years old!!! Lol :)



  180. The fabulous Jo Anne allegedly said:

    If I am going to eat candy these days, I go for the truly premium goodies–you know, dark chocolate, real cream and butter, etc. Usually expensive, too.



  181. The fabulous leanne allegedly said:

    such fabulous bags monica - looks like you and Lori had a fun time making them :) my favourite lollies (candy) are Allen’s strawberries and cream - they’re very yummy !



  182. The fabulous Peggy M allegedly said:

    I think the bags are adorable ! Got to get them in the queue. Peppermint patties are a favorite treat !



  183. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Love the fabric choices - the bags look so cheery and fun. Eating the wrapper is the part i remember most about trying rice candy.(oh and it is yummy good)



  184. The fabulous charlotte @ twelfthzodiac allegedly said:

    Those lunch box bags are awesome! I would totally have to make one for all my nieces, so 3!
    I am not really into sweets…my signature food would be bread. I loves me some bread!



  185. The fabulous Jane S. allegedly said:

    I tend to become obsessed with one kind of candy at a time. Over the years I’ve loved: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Heath bars, Wint-O-Green Lifesavers, Jelly Bellies, and Smarties. No rhyme or reason, it just happens!

    Never tried Botan rice candies so I would be very interested in those. And the fabrics are delicious too, although in a different way. ;)



  186. The fabulous Irma M. allegedly said:

    These bags are so-o-o cute! I have already seen Lori’s. Sounds like you two really had fun. Thanks for sharing!



  187. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    Cute, cute, cute (can you tell that I like the lunch bags?) Happy Friday!



  188. The fabulous Kelly Elvy allegedly said:

    I’ve just come across your blog through Sew, Mama, Sew! and what a post to land on - it all looks so pretty. I remember when we were in primary school (about 10 years of age) we had sewing classes. The teacher taught us to make lunch bags BUT using an icecream container for the base - absolutely awful, anyway some kid from another class ended up taking mine before it was finished so I told the school I didn’t want to take that class anymore. I would happily sew at home but not in a class until I went to high school. Rambling - just wanted to say the bags are very cute ;)



  189. The fabulous Leila allegedly said:

    What cute bags!!!

    I love Hot Tamales and Peanut M&Ms. Yummm…



  190. The fabulous Rita allegedly said:

    such sweet fabrics — and i really love the lunch bags, too! Air Heads are for me, anything taffy. thank you for this grand opportunity!



  191. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    Those are the cutest bags, love the drawstring idea.



  192. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! I’ve been looking for something fun to make for a friend and this is it!
    My signature candy? I guess if I’m standing at the check out counter and there happens to be some M&M’s, I’m more than likely to buy them!
    Happy Day!



  193. The fabulous Jo Ann allegedly said:

    My signature candy would be homemade fudge with a chocolate layer and a butterscotch layer. Yum!



  194. The fabulous MC allegedly said:

    I made one of these bags out of recycled fused plastic bags. Yours are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!



  195. The fabulous Leah allegedly said:

    Love the bags! You and Lori did a great job with them all.



  196. The fabulous Tracy aka 3LittleBrds allegedly said:

    I have been waiting all day for your post. I was so excited that two of my favorite bloggers teamed up! I had no idea I had a signature candy, but I do. It is Heinz Red Hot Dollars - which aren’t hot at all. ;)



  197. The fabulous kathleen grace allegedly said:

    Love everything about these! The fabrics, the pattern, with 195 comments before me do I have a chance? Maybe not, but I’m trying anyways:>)



  198. The fabulous vicki allegedly said:

    I love these i saw the one on Lori’s site. I love all candy and i have no favorites. At summer time i go up to Wisconsin where i am a camp nurse and there i fell back in Love with Charleston Chews the chocolate one of course



  199. The fabulous Carol F allegedly said:

    This reminds me of a curler bag that my great grandmother use to make.



  200. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Those are too cute! If I had a signature candy it would be Cadbury Creme Eggs…I may have just bought 5, and you know I’m not waiting until Easter to eat them!



  201. The fabulous Hueisei allegedly said:

    So cute!! I love the bags…I liked Hershey Kishes…:)



  202. The fabulous Rossetta Hanna allegedly said:

    OHHHHH! So cute. i was just thinking about making a little bag from a pattern I have. Now I plan to use the one you suggest. Oh, I love Big Hunks. Thanks.



  203. The fabulous Angie C allegedly said:

    Very cute bags!! Thanks for the chance to win!!



  204. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    I love those bags! I don’t know if I love the candy because I have never even heard of it before. My favorite candy is raspberries and blackberries - there isn’t a store around here that sells them, I have to wait till we go to Estes Park to get them - they are delicious!!!



  205. The fabulous dianne allegedly said:

    my signature candy is … uhm … maybe cherry mash? or milky way? or necco wafers? or maybe peeps? queen anne chocolate covered cherries? york peppermint patties? or … maybe my signature candy is whatever is in my hand at the time…



  206. The fabulous Anda allegedly said:

    My goodness, your bags are soooooo pretty! The fabric is cheery, you could never have a bad day working with such lovely prints! Can’t wait to try the tutorial! My signature candy is tic tacs!



  207. The fabulous cathy allegedly said:

    I love wine gums… maybe they are just in Canada and Britain? Do you have wine gums? I don’t even like wine but I love this candy!



  208. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I don’t know that they are my favorite I really like Sixlets. When we were tweens I convinced my younger (and very gullible) sister that only sexually active people could eat Sixlets! I gave her a big bag of them when she got married.



  209. The fabulous Caroline allegedly said:

    Monica, one thing i can always count on in my day is that if i open your blog, i’m guaranteed a good laugh - and i mean that in the best way. That’s assuming of course, if the fabulous photos of yummy fabric and heavenly creations don’t draw me in first! Great bags, great fabric. You are a rock star! ;) Not entering the competition, but just wanted to say that!



  210. The fabulous floribunda allegedly said:

    I remember that rice candy from Cost Plus before it became a national chain… back in the old San Francisco days! It used to have really cute prizes in it. Now, I’ll go for anything with dark chocolate!



  211. The fabulous Jane T allegedly said:

    I haven’t thought about a signature candy, but other than any kind of chocolate candy, I guess I like an old timey candy named Charleston Chew. Takes me back probably 58 years ago. I still see them at times and of course have to purchase one. They are still pure delight.



  212. The fabulous Miranda Evans allegedly said:

    Love the bags!
    My favorite candy is from Ikea- Toffee Laces. Like licorice whips but toffee flavored, yummm.
    Thanks for the chance to win.



  213. The fabulous Kristina Hepworth allegedly said:

    Cute bags!! I LOVE chocolate oranges!



  214. The fabulous Margaret Parks allegedly said:

    I’m crazy over these bags….Love them, love Aussie Licorice, and Jr.Mints are a close 2nd…
    Cheers
    maggie



  215. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    The bags are so adorable. I am definitely going to be making some for me and my girls! Oh and my signature candy is Almond Roca!



  216. The fabulous Jennie Tracy allegedly said:

    My sig candy would have to be Mike and Ikes. Adorable bags - love your Matryoshka-ness. It’s a thing with me too. Don’t know how I feel about my kids all growing up - I like the stair step look!



  217. The fabulous Ursula allegedly said:

    What cute lunchbags! I defineitely have to make some of those. Sounds like you two had a blast making them together. My absolutely favorite candy is peanut butter M&M’s. I always have some stashed in my sewing room.

    thanks for the chance to win :)



  218. The fabulous Rhonda allegedly said:

    Thanks for a chance to win. I love almost ALL kinds of candy so it would be hard to pick just one, although I’ve never heard of your rice candy; sounds interesting ;>)



  219. The fabulous Carol M allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is Dove Chocolates and I have a hard time leaving them alone. I just can’t eat one. Thanks for the giveaway.



  220. The fabulous Dianne Mitzel allegedly said:

    The fabrics in these darling bags make me happy …what a lovely job you’ve done on them. I love Almond Joys, have all my life. Thank you for a chance to win something so adorable…



  221. The fabulous Sandra Davidson allegedly said:

    Such cute bags, don’t laugh but I love Scotch Mints especially after I eat.



  222. The fabulous traci allegedly said:

    Well hello there been so long since my last catch up over here at your lovely wee blog and your on pin too can’t wait to see your boards! my fave all time chocholate is Galaxy but I do love a caramac!! xx



  223. The fabulous Sally Ratliff allegedly said:

    Love, love, love the bags. Such beautiful fabrics. Would love to be selected to receive one!



  224. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    OMGOMGOMG. OMG. You two are sew cute! Xo



  225. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    I love that fabric, it’s so Spring-y and happy! Would love to make something with it…



  226. The fabulous Lisa Marie allegedly said:

    Such cute bags! Thanks for sharing this idea and offering this giveaway. I don’t have a signature candy but one of my favorites is Coconut Clusters from Pollak’s Candies in Pittsburgh. Now that I live in the south I don’t get them very often.



  227. The fabulous craftytammie allegedly said:

    adorbs! your sewing always is so cheerful and happy! i’ll have to give my signature candy some thought - i love them all!



  228. The fabulous Dell allegedly said:

    These are all so cute. I love Jr. mints and York Peppermint Patties.



  229. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    those bags are so super cute!, i love Green & Blacks milk chocolate and go through at least a couple of bars a week?? yikes. it’s an expensive habit. And probably not that good for me but i loooove it.



  230. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Oh I love those little rice candies! I remember going to Fred Meyers with my mom as a kid and it was like a treasure hunt to be the first to find it on the shelf. Now I love anything minty or the chocolate oranges you can always find at Christmas time.



  231. The fabulous Cathy Tomm allegedly said:

    I love chocolate with almonds. Very Cute bags. Thanks for the give away chance.



  232. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    So so darn cute! I love those bags and all the yummy fabrics you used. I need to make some bags.



  233. The fabulous Courtney allegedly said:

    I love seeing all the different variations of Ayumi’s tutorials! These are so stunning and would be a welcome change to my faded Chocolate Lollipop purse!



  234. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    I love reading about your cyber friendship - friends are great! I love candy just about as much as I love fabric, I like it all but I think Swedish Fish are the candy I buy most. :)



  235. The fabulous jmniffer allegedly said:

    Great lunch bags. I like the tip for beefing up the handles. My favorite candy is chocolate in all it’s many forms and combinations. Best while crafting is peanut M&M’s, no mess and oh so good. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.



  236. The fabulous Spudlunk allegedly said:

    Those bags are adorable! My signature candy has to be tootsie roll minis. My husband used to put them in my backpack as a surprise when I went to class while I was in college. Just seeing them today makes me feel warm inside! :)



  237. The fabulous Sherry Riggs allegedly said:

    I love Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses with almonds.The lunch bags are so cute!



  238. The fabulous Mel allegedly said:

    Ahh, I LOVE doublemint gum! I always have some in by bag! My favourite has to be Atomic Fireblasts, a friend sent me a HUGE box of giant ones last October as part of a swap, and I’m still working my way through them!

    Also, your blog makes me want to learn to quilt! You’re so insanely talented!



  239. The fabulous Pat S allegedly said:

    I love this pattern and can’t wait to make it! Your fabrics are so cute and are perfect made up in this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!



  240. The fabulous judy c allegedly said:

    I just love your bags! you both are so creative. My favourite candy would be good n plenty I have loved them ever since I was a kid.



  241. The fabulous Christie allegedly said:

    These are all adorable! I’d love to make one!



  242. The fabulous Maria do Carmo Pezzuto allegedly said:

    Eu adorei esses,mas…Quero o de morangos,se é que eu posso escolher.Vocês pessoas generosas obrigada .Beijos e Bençãos. ps:Gosto de todo e qualquer tipo de chocolate,como cachorro lambendo até a embalagem…???



  243. The fabulous Nicole C. allegedly said:

    Oh. My. Happy! Those bag mke me HaPpY! I’m going to have to make a few. Of course,they’ll have to nest because now my OCD knows that yours do. Thanks for sharing!



  244. The fabulous kathyh allegedly said:

    My signature candy: CHOCOLATE.
    The lunch bags look super cute to make.



  245. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Saw these in the flesh last night and they were as darling as the photos! My favorite candy is Sweet Tarts - which is kinda like cheeting because they are dextrose, not table sugar :-)



  246. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    I LOOOVE your fabric. Would love to win your FQ’s to make my bag!! I’m not sure if I have a signature candy, but I do like Bit-O-Honey when I’m sewing…



  247. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Ok. In local parlance, we call this sluttin’ around on the SW’s. What are you thinking??? How easily you’re lured into the web. An adorable pattern and some swanky fabric and you’re cheatin’ yo lil’ o’ heart out. Fo’ Shame!!!

    Fine. We’ll move on. But only ’cause those little bags are so gorgeous. And Milk Duds are the signature goody here. Gotta have some chocolate and caramel. And Doublemint. I buy it bulk in Sam’s and it doesn’t last very long. I’m always smackin’ and poppin’ — more so lately as I stew and fret over this whole cheatin’ thing goin’ on here.

    But we’ve moved on. Right?



  248. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    These fabric lunch bags are great and the fabric you have chosen for them, makes them so bright and cheery. My favorite candy is anything with chocolate. Truffles are yummy.



  249. The fabulous Amy Christiansen allegedly said:

    Those are the cutest lunch boxes ever! I used to love any flavor of Mountain Bars when I was a kid, especially the peanut butter or cherry ones.



  250. The fabulous marie allegedly said:

    Hi…I’m popping over by way of Lori’s. So glad I did! What a bright, happy place you have here. Thanks for the chance at your very fun giveaway and thanls for the peek at this really cute bags!



  251. The fabulous Linda G allegedly said:

    I’m an Almond Joy nut! Thanks for the giveaway - I’ve actually tried that Botan candy and it’s pretty good!



  252. The fabulous LisaAnn allegedly said:

    Candy? It has to be Peanut M&M’s. All time favorite! What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!



  253. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    I have a tie for my two favorites: peeps and red licorice.



  254. The fabulous Kim Campbell allegedly said:

    Eeeep! Adorable! My Hello Kitty Bento boxes would look awesome in these!!



  255. The fabulous irene gardner allegedly said:

    Love your fabrics, your imagination and creativity…all your projects are sooo inspiring!



  256. The fabulous Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts allegedly said:

    Darling bags and great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance. My favorite candy when I was a child was Tootsie Rolls, now it’s Lindor truffles.



  257. The fabulous Dana Nichols allegedly said:

    I love the bags you both made! What a fun thing to do together. Thanks for the chance to win! Oh, and I am a M&M girl myself :)



  258. The fabulous Lesley allegedly said:

    Your bags are just beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabric. My signature candy is jujubes!



  259. The fabulous Yvonne allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is peanut M&Ms. Thank you for your generous and fabulous giveaway.



  260. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Very cute bags from very cute fabric!



  261. The fabulous Rhonda allegedly said:

    Oh I love the color combos! I’d say that my fave candy is the Cherry Mash or Cherry Bing-yummm!



  262. The fabulous annelies allegedly said:

    OK…anyone OLD enough to remember the 7up candy bar. No association with the soda, but it was a candy bar that had seven different flavors in each bar. I always left the best for last…a Brazillian nut covered in chocolate. Oh I am SEW very vintage (G)!!!! BTW…I really really want to win!!!



  263. The fabulous Amy Hopkins allegedly said:

    Those are super cute, I used that pattern as the starting point (cause I can’t leave any pattern alone) to make my daughter’s lunch box this year!



  264. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    How adorable all these bags are. I came over from Lori’s blog although I visit yours too, I just happened to hit hers first today.

    I don’t really have a ’signature’ candy but I LOVE Fannie May Truffles alot.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.



  265. The fabulous Lynne Laino allegedly said:

    What ADORABLE bags!!! Love your blog! And now a giveaway? It gets better all the time!



  266. The fabulous Jessie allegedly said:

    I love Turtles, you know the kind with caramel and pecans covered in chocolate. Yah that kind of turtle, although I am partial to the green ones that swim in the ocean! :-)



  267. The fabulous Terri in BC allegedly said:

    I just love those lunch bags - and how cool you guys can swap your very own fabric lines. My head is jumping ahead - what would a fabric line designed by both of you look like?

    PS: My favourite candy is gummy bears!



  268. The fabulous Betty allegedly said:

    I love all of the bags. I love the way you and Lori mixed up the fabrics. Sew cute!!



  269. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Those are just too cute!! I am sure I have 5 fat quarters laying around somehwere?!? :)



  270. The fabulous SewLindaAnn allegedly said:

    I’m glad you asked because I’m almost out and forgot to put it on my shopping list. I’ve been really into Salt Water Taffy lately. Like a whole bag in 2 weeks big. I saw it at Target while I was looking at the flavored mini tootsie rolls, which are now 2nd best.



  271. The fabulous KerryQ allegedly said:

    What a cute swap! The bags are great, the broads are too! This question is right up my alley. My signature candy changes every few years. My current fix is peanut butter M&Ms. If you haven’t tried them, you must! Thanks for the fun giveaway!



  272. The fabulous erin allegedly said:

    I love anything reeses pieces. And I love your adorable lunch bags! Not sure if I’m brave enough to attempt one yet…



  273. The fabulous Merle allegedly said:

    Love your bags and Dove chocolates!
    Thanks



  274. The fabulous byneedleandthread allegedly said:

    Those bags are so fun! I may need to make one for my knitting. My signature candy would be junior mints. My husband said it should be peeps.



  275. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    You’re the cutest. I love all those bags and I’m not even a flowery girly girl! They remind me of woven rafia purses my sister and I carried for Easter that had drawstring fabric linings in lilac gingham. That Ayumi sure is clever - I’ll have to try this pattern.



  276. The fabulous ayumills allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness!!! You and Lori! You guys know how to make my day!!! Ever since Lori told me about you guys’ projects using my tutorial, I had been wondering what they were you guys were making! These lunch boxes are so cuuuuuute! I love them all so much! You know, your fabric is everywhere in Japan. When a stuffed gnome santa welcomed me at my local fabric store, I felt like I saw you there! I so agree that technology can be all about friendships. Ok, I gotta go now! Can’t wait to hop over to Lori’s blog once I am back from hiking, hehe! Thank you for making my day Monica!



  277. The fabulous Shanna allegedly said:

    Love these bags! Lori brought them to one of our quilt groups! Much sweeter and by far cuter increase time!!!!! Hope to win one or two! If not I will make some!!!! Shanna



  278. The fabulous Lisa Arndt allegedly said:

    I have so many candy loves… Currently I am addicted to snickers. Being 6 months pregnant may be helping that… I LOVE the bags. Thanks for the heads up on the tutorial.



  279. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    Very cute! I think I’ll have to try one (or 10?). My favorite candy is M&M Peanuts-it was love at the first bite!



  280. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Well my goodness! Just today I went and got the new iPhone4s so I can play too sometime! these are so freaking cute I am off to find tutorials and fabric. My candy its the silly carmel bullseyes the have at Joanne’s, used to get them at the penny candy store when I was a kid and there were still a few little newspaper stores that sold drinks, cigarettes and candy.



  281. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    You can eat the saran wrap like wrapper? Interesting, I have seen opaque rice paper but never anything like that….anyhow, right now my fav candy is wint-o-green lifesavers, which when I make my cross-border tarjay forays I buy int he super monstrous something like 5 pound bag….I would like to say it lasts but….
    Thx for the lunchbox bag pattern idea, I have 2 little girls who need new big girl lunch bags…..



  282. The fabulous Renea allegedly said:

    Love these bags! Thanks for the great giveaway. My candy of choice is peanut M & M’s. I can’t leave a whole bag by my sewing machine as I could eat the whole bag without realizing I am eating the whole bag. :)



  283. The fabulous julie allegedly said:

    What a great post. My girlfriend, who lives on the other side of the country, and I were so inspired with these lunchbags and your virtual sewing that we are going to do a virtual sew-in-Saturday. Thank goodness for technology! Not sure if I have a signature candy, but I really love peppermint patties. Thanks for the chance!



  284. The fabulous Yana Malysheva allegedly said:

    Such cute bags! absolutely lovely prints

    and my fave candy is marshmallow!:)



  285. The fabulous candice allegedly said:

    Candy??? Chocolate, anything chocolate!!! If there’s caramel too, it’s an added bonus :) eeppp!! Must win :)



  286. The fabulous Hollie allegedly said:

    Absolutely awesome giveaway! I guess my signature candy would be Red Hots. Yummy!



  287. The fabulous LizA. allegedly said:

    What a wonderful lunch bag. I am definitely going to make one of these. As for my favorite candy, oh dear. I have such a sweet tooth it’s tough to pick one favorite but I suppose it would have to be home made caramels.



  288. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    What darling bags. My favorite candy is….well, unfortunately every thing! I especially like “white chocolate” tho.



  289. The fabulous Mickey Kelly White allegedly said:

    You are hilarious ! my old time ( i’m old !) favorite was good & plenty ; but now I’m in love with any kind of chocolate&caramel candy . I bought some cheap cherry balls to put in a Mason jar for a Vday decoration and they are just marvelous !! The lunch bags are so cute !



  290. The fabulous KateInVirginia allegedly said:

    Bee-U-Ti-Ful !! Love the colors of the fabrics!



  291. The fabulous Mhairi allegedly said:

    I love M&M’s. I am not fussy about flavour but I can’t eat the Almond ones (allergy). I have just discovered the coconut ones which I am totally loving at the moment.



  292. The fabulous Samantha Seddon allegedly said:

    Love the bag and the fabrics! So sunny and happy. My favourite candy/chocolate bar as a teenager was “Snickers”. I used to have one every day at school. My friends even bought me an entire box for my 18th birthday. Sadly, I don’t eat enough of them now, which is also probably a good thing.



  293. The fabulous Janell allegedly said:

    That would be Tooties Rolls. The mini’s. Thanks for the link to the lunch bag tutorial.



  294. The fabulous Barbara Jones allegedly said:

    Oh I love the bag and I love Junior Mints! Throw some Junior Mints in popcorn and YUMMY!
    You and Lori need to Skype so you can watch each other sew!



  295. The fabulous MaryBeth allegedly said:

    I love these bags. They’re really cute. My signature candy??? I guess I have to say Reese’ peanut butter cups. thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.



  296. The fabulous Jennifer Dancy allegedly said:

    My signature candy is…. Milk Duds! LOVE them! or maybe Skittles….. or Peanut Butter Cups? Or red licorice (the real stuff, not twizzlers)

    Thanks so much for a chance to win such fun things!



  297. The fabulous Cherilyn allegedly said:

    Super cute bag!! My late night treat is Bridge Mix. Yummy chocolatey goodness!



  298. The fabulous Bethany allegedly said:

    I should be embarrassed to say that conversation hearts are a must-have for me. But I’m not. LOVE!!!!!!!!!



  299. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    My signature candy would be (do I have to pick just one?) I think it would be the malo cup! Yummy!!!!



  300. The fabulous Janine allegedly said:

    I’m so happy to meet another Oregon quilter! I’m away from home in body but always there in spirit. Your purses came out so nice!



  301. The fabulous Nancy B from Many LA allegedly said:

    This is so cute! BTW, my signature candy is anything Dark chocolate!



  302. The fabulous Mary Beth allegedly said:

    Peanut butter M&Ms. Mmmm, now I wish I had some here…



  303. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    What adorable bags! I would love to make my own :) Favorite candy..toss up between Twix and Reeses…love them both and usually have them stashed somewhere :) Thanks for the chance to win!



  304. The fabulous kathy b allegedly said:

    love the lunchbags and my favorite candy is anything milk chocolate.



  305. The fabulous Karen M allegedly said:

    M&Ms any time!



  306. The fabulous bess allegedly said:

    what a fabulous giveaway! i love peanut butter m & m’s. :)



  307. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Wow. There is so much goodness in those pictures it takes my breath away. Clearly a whole lot of other people think so too! Is today my lucky day?? :-)



  308. The fabulous Cheryl B allegedly said:

    Cute giveaway goodies! My signature candy is cinnamon altoids.



  309. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Oh dear, I need to make one of these lunchbox bags! Ok, my favorite candy…*thisissohard*…lemon drops. There’s never not a perfect time for lemon drops.



  310. The fabulous chris allegedly said:

    i am so easily influenced…i am going to have to make some of those bags!! i love all of your bright cheery colors and patterns in the bags AND in your studio. btw, what do you think of the oliso iron, and are you still using the panasonic?



  311. The fabulous Linda Vitzthum allegedly said:

    OMG!!! I just love reading about all this fun! I am a dark chocolate lover, myself . . . like those lil’ Special Dark chocolate bars . . . such a great opportunity to win - thank you!



  312. The fabulous Marcy allegedly said:

    Reese’s peanutbutter cups!! Covered with chocolate that melts on your fingers forcing you to lick them. Don’t want chocolate on fabric.



  313. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    These bags are too gorgeous! My favourite candy is Peanut Butter M&Ms, sadly they’re not available here in Australia!



  314. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Those lunch bags are indeed cuuuuuuute! I need to make one as I have vowed to save money by taking my lunch to work for the next two months because I want to save my pennies for a quilt show trip, lol! How quilt obsessed am I…

    My signature candy would be Milk Duds. Or Caramel Apple Pops. Just can never get enough caramel! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)



  315. The fabulous Pat C in Washington allegedly said:

    Jelly Bellies! The green pear ones are my faces! What a darling darling pattern.



  316. The fabulous Stephanie Pearson allegedly said:

    I love these lunchbags!!! Just wrote it on my list to make this weekend! My signature candy is chick-o-stick, love, love, love them!



  317. The fabulous cynthia allegedly said:

    I adore your cute lunch bags. I want to make a bunch, you have inspired me. My signature candies are licorice allsorts. Grew up eating them, love black licorice, and would eat them layer by layer…lol. You and Lori have made this giveaway so much fun!!!



  318. The fabulous Krystal allegedly said:

    So cute!!! I would love to win… my favorite candy is… Peanut M&ms. YUMMY



  319. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    These bags are adorable. Chocolate is my candy of choice and I love Double mint gum!



  320. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Jolly Ranchers, I think….

    I just love the cheeriness of your fabrics!



  321. The fabulous Margaret Morgan allegedly said:

    I have seen this tutorial before, but seeing the bags in such cheerful colors has inspired me to want to make the bag now.



  322. The fabulous catherine allegedly said:

    Oh your lunch bags are all so very pretty and now I want one! Really lovely fabric choices. I think my signature candy would have to be “Jelly belly” jellibeans. I just love all the unusual flavours.



  323. The fabulous Rebekah Nicholson allegedly said:

    aww..I love these!! as for candy i love me some cadbury creme eggs..mm..yummmm



  324. The fabulous Rebecca Davidson allegedly said:

    I am so inspired. I think I’ll have to make one of these bags this week-end for my secret pal at work. Don’t eat much chocolate but when i do it is one of these, Baby Ruth or Butterfnger.



  325. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    Too cute! I’m a Heath Bar girl myself, though I’ll eat just about anything with peanut butter, toffee, or caramel involved. Thanks for the giveaway!



  326. The fabulous Cherise allegedly said:

    Love your bags! My fav candy is red licorice! Yummm! :)



  327. The fabulous Eva allegedly said:

    Gorgeous lunch bags! My favourite candy is a Cadbury’s Flake. I don’t know if you can get them in the U.S. But they are soooooo good!



  328. The fabulous Colleen M allegedly said:

    Love all the colors…no two bags are alike!



  329. The fabulous Rhonda Desgranges allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is Reeses peanut butter cups~~~any size shape or form!! I would love to win the FQS, so that I could make that bag! It is just adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!



  330. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    Love the bags and the fabric - but perplexed by many of the favourite candy ( or lollies as we say in Australia ) Obviously lollies are one thing that is still quite individual to different countries :) Me, I love fruitchocs ( dried apricot and peach coated in chocolate) Unique to South Australia. Try them is you get a chance,you won’t be disapointed-YUM!



  331. The fabulous wendy the crafter's apprentice allegedly said:

    I don’t have a signature candy! I just love chocolate, and your fabric!



  332. The fabulous Laura VanVleet allegedly said:

    These bags are oh, so dang sweet! I’m going to have to make me some! As far as candy goes, orange slices all the way!!!



  333. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    i LOVE all candy, but especially candy I win.



  334. The fabulous Marsha allegedly said:

    I would love to win this and make one of those lunchbox bags. I’m going to make one even if I don’t win! My favorite candy would have to be Three Musketeers (fluffy - not stuffy) or maybe some cowtails.



  335. The fabulous Messy Karen allegedly said:

    the bags are so cute!! i have been eating candy long enough to have more than a few favorites. Turkish Delight. Cadbury Flake. Baby Ruth. Toblerone.



  336. The fabulous Shez allegedly said:

    Growing up i love mint leaves and i still do.xx



  337. The fabulous Maya allegedly said:

    These are great! I made something similar several years back for my knitting. I like the drawstring tops. I hope I win!!



  338. The fabulous Wanda allegedly said:

    Love the bags. I have to go make one! As for candy, candy is my signature candy! Can’t choose just one thing. Thanks for the giveaway.



  339. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    My signature candy would be just about anything milk chocolate.
    I love that your blog is so bright and uplifting….definitely one of my favorites. Your projects are amazing!



  340. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Love it all! Glad you two got together and came up with this marvelous idea! I love M&Ms…I could snitch them all day long!



  341. The fabulous ChasRivari allegedly said:

    Ok, let’s make it simple : I just love everything you make and these lunchboxes can only but confirm this.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tuto with us and… I keep my fingers crossed for Monday…



  342. The fabulous Lynnette allegedly said:

    I’ve loved Cup of Gold for as long as I can remember. Harder to find but a trip up the coast to Cambria, CA provides me with a few to enjoy from the gas/convience store. Have fun happy “doublemint twin” in your sewing adventures!



  343. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    So glad you’re back Monica! Now we know where you’ve been - busy sewing these cute lunch bags. Almost… almost makes me wish I was still working and needed a lunch bag. Oh well.. retirees can use lunch bags too, or I can give one to my working friends.



  344. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Mounds candy bars (even though I feel like a nut). Love the bags!



  345. The fabulous Kylie (Three Honeybees) allegedly said:

    Love your lunchbox bags so much! I just made one myself, such a great pattern and such a cute bag!
    As for candy, they’re not my all time favourites, but I seem to keep popping Caramelo Koalas in my swap parcels. Trying to send a bit of Australia out across the world :)



  346. The fabulous LizzyKay allegedly said:

    Beautiful bags! Favorite candy: cadbury’s milk chocolate, or is it dove, or is it anything German , or Hershey’s?! You get the picture.



  347. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    Just love this bag and love all the fabric combos. They make me think of spring.



  348. The fabulous Kris of Dandelion Quilts allegedly said:

    Well, I had to pin this, of course, because they are so dang cute! Your fabrics are always so cheerful, love that. I’d love to win some to make my own lunch bag. I think I’d be happier trotting off to teach at the Middle School every day we a new lunch bag, don’t you? My signature candy would have to be Milkyway Midnights. Thanks for the chance to win!



  349. The fabulous Rhonda aka Quilter in The Gap allegedly said:

    My signature candy is Andies Mints…love them. I have been known to wrestle my 6ft+ son to the ground over an Andies Mint (I am just over 5 ft). Thanks for a great giveaway).



  350. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    Love this pattern in your fabrics. I think I have enough left of mine to make one today!
    Thank you for the wonderful give away.
    I just love a plain old Hershey’s candy bar that you can just break the squares and eat it.ahah..a.a..



  351. The fabulous Desiree allegedly said:

    Oh yay! An opportunity to win your fabric! I have long coveted it! :)

    Hmm..I think my favorite candy would have to be peppermint bark. I’m actually glad it’s only available at Christmas. :)

    I haven’t had rice candy in AGES! I remember the wrapper melting in my mouth…yum!



  352. The fabulous Mikamika allegedly said:

    I was surprised that I found “Botan Rice Candy” in Japanese grocery shop in California when I came here in 1998.
    Bontan Ame (= Pomelo Candy) was my dad’s favorite candy. The candy maker is not a big company, so not everyone in Japan knows it.
    Yes, it is “Bontan” not “Botan” in Japan:)

    These style of Lunch bags are very popular in Japan.
    My mother made several for me when I was in school.
    It is very versatile, washable, and cute. I made some for my sons, too.

    One of my friend has a recipe of “Jello Mochi”.
    It is not “Botan Candy”, but the texture is very similar.
    Ingredients are “Flavored Jello”, “Mochiko Powder”, “Water”, “Sugar” and “Cornstarch”. Sounds good?:)
    I could ask her if she has the recipe in English.



  353. The fabulous Carmela P allegedly said:

    Oh how sweet! I am a beginner sewer, so this would be awesome to win. Thank you for the contest!



  354. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Cute bags! Dove chocolates!



  355. The fabulous Veronica allegedly said:

    I’m jealous of your workroom! It’s so colorful and cheerful feeling. But you asked about favorite candy–there are so many, but I love sweetarts and some very rich Belgian chocolates.



  356. The fabulous Megan H. allegedly said:

    I love these bags! I start a new job on Monday and would look so trendy with a new lunch bag, so I think I’ll try to make one soon!

    My favorite candy is Milk Duds. My mom and I both love them… and they gross my husband out, so I get them all to myself when they are in our house…



  357. The fabulous Johanna allegedly said:

    I love Cadbury mini eggs. I don’t like the round Christmas version though. I almost choked on those! Also, another favorite is Mr. Goodbar!



  358. The fabulous Jamie B. allegedly said:

    I love love love these lunch bags. i just got done making your tiny treat bags and now I can’t wait to make one of these.



  359. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Awesome bags and awesome blog. I love your cheeriness!
    My favorite candy bar is a Cherry Blossom or possibly Cuban Lunch!



  360. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    I love the bags you’ve both made! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!
    I’ve never heard of Botan Rice Candy! what is it? My favourite is dark chocolate - especially Green and Blacks! (don’t know if this is available outside the UK??)



  361. The fabulous shannonB. allegedly said:

    M&M’s….I could eat them by the bag full.
    Those are the cutest lunchboxes I’ve ever seen!



  362. The fabulous Amy@FashioningHearts allegedly said:

    Black licorice, anyday! And I am completely in love with those beautiful lunch bags. Your fabric combinations are wonderful.



  363. The fabulous Dina allegedly said:

    I love, love love those bags. I’ve been going a little “I want to make bags! _Every_ kind of bag!” crazy lately.



  364. The fabulous Carein allegedly said:

    Well, one of my favorite candies is Hershy’s Kisses, but I do love those old favorites; LOOK, BIG HUNK, and BIT O HONEY.



  365. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    Love these bright bags! I love chocolate, so I have to say Dove chocolate squares (any variety) are my favorite candy.



  366. The fabulous quilterbell allegedly said:

    I love this little bags!!!! My favourite is chocolate, any kind!!!!. Thank you for the chance!.



  367. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I love the cute little lunch bags–I wish I had seen these before Valentine’s day. Maybe next year’s project(s). I love anything with sugar but I probably go for Reeses more often than not.



  368. The fabulous KimR allegedly said:

    OH my goodness–every time I “step” into your sewing room I fall in love! LOL Beautiful bags—and all made in some of my favorited fabrics!!

    Hmmm—I guess if I had a signature candy–it would be candy corn. It has always been a favorite–and I have ended up with quite a collection of candy corn treats: candles, chapstick (candy corn flavor), etc.

    I would love the chance to win! Also, do you happen to know the paint color/ name you used for your sewing room walls? My craft room is yellow too–but I am thinking of painting my living room yellow and love your shade!



  369. The fabulous Nancy W allegedly said:

    I love it! I will be making at least one of the lunch bags! I appreciate your blog so much! It’s like having my own private workshop! Thanks so much! Oh, my favorite candy would be anything with dark chocolate! Yum-m.



  370. The fabulous Purdygirlpeg allegedly said:

    I don’t usually leave comments but those ARE over-the-top cute. Favorite candy: good ‘ol Hershey’s kisses. I think I’ll have one now!



  371. The fabulous MarciaW allegedly said:

    I have two signature candies: Cowtails from the Dollar Store (they sell lots so is always fresh) and Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate. Plus, my mother is now hooked on the Cowtails too. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and photo show. I enjoyed reading about the Doublemint Twins bag-a-long.



  372. The fabulous Kathy R allegedly said:

    Those bags are so cute!!! I am so happy to know I’m not he only one saving the Moda twill tape and now I have a use for them! Am I a hoarder?????
    My favorite candy has to be M&M’s but the Doublemint gum takes me back to my childhood as my grandfather always had that and Juicy Fruit around the house.
    Thank you for the fun post!!



  373. The fabulous Four Little Munchkins allegedly said:

    These bags are adorable! Aren’t sewing buddies the best? My signature candy is those cherry sours that come out at Christmas. Yum!



  374. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Oooh, those are cute! My signature candy is Newman’s Own dark chocolate peanut butter cups. They’re so yummy!



  375. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    I love those bags! I have to tell you that it was such a big deal when we were little to go downtown to Import Plaza and get botan rice candy! Great memories! My kids love it too thanks to the awesome Uwajimaya! It is the perfect signature candy for you!



  376. The fabulous Sharon S allegedly said:

    My all time favorite candy are the chocolate rum balls that are covered in chocolate sprinkles. Can’t remember the official name(not from America that’s for sure). I found them at the Commisary a few years ago & always get several bags. Some of my friends keep them in their desks! Great bags!



  377. The fabulous Linda F allegedly said:

    I love your bags! How fantastic and fun they look! Thank you for sharing! Happy to find your blog.



  378. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is chocolate licorice!! Kathie L in Allentown



  379. The fabulous Christin allegedly said:

    My favorite candy are Schokolinsen (from Germany)I cannot find them here in the US, but everytime I go visit my family I overeat on them. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.
    Christin



  380. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Love the Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric. My favourite candy at the moment is Skor Bites (not sure if they are available in the US or if only here in Canada). Thanks!



  381. The fabulous karen allegedly said:

    Those lunch bags are a blast, work great for gift bags..love! I adore jellybeans and overdo them at Easter but can’t help it :)



  382. The fabulous Virginia allegedly said:

    Love this bag. It would be perfect for my new knitting project. Thanks



  383. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    Cute bags!!! So I am a sucker for anything black currant flavored. My favorite candy is a black currant hard candy with a black licorice center. It’s hard to find here in the states (it’s a UK thing) and that makes it extra special when I actually can get my hand on some.



  384. The fabulous Sandy K allegedly said:

    I love your bags and of course all of the fabrics. I have been to Lori’s blog and saw hers also…how fun for the two of you. I think my signature candy is chocolate covered haystacks…love them. Thanks for the chance to win such yumminess.



  385. The fabulous jopsy allegedly said:

    I LOVE aniseed balls. I used to work in an old fashioned glass jar sweet shop as a student. Last Xmas my Hubby bought me a glass jar, scoop and bags for my very own aniseed balls!
    TY for the giveaway!



  386. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I love the happy colors of your fabrics! My signature candy is probably peanut M&Ms. I would never turn them down!



  387. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Love your bags! I’m going to put this on my pinterest and make one in the future. My mom used to love those big cherry candy bars. I’m sort of a licorice fan. Thanks for the giveaway!



  388. The fabulous Margaret allegedly said:

    I love Hot Tamales. And I would love to make a new lunch bag for my daughter.



  389. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    amazing!! my signature candy would be jelly belly jelly beans… mmmm….



  390. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    I love chocolate-covered candied ginger, especially if it’s dark chocolate! Love the lunch bags too.



  391. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Monica, You girls crack me up and remind me of my cousin and I sewing together. My favorite candy is Reese’s pieces. Yummy! Thanks for the wonderful chance to win!



  392. The fabulous Shari allegedly said:

    Ooooh I love!!!! Super duper cute! ;) I’m so wanting some more of your fabric that I ADORE!!! My signature candy anything reeses peanut butter cups especially egg shape! Plus I’m a big fan of m&ms in holiday colors! YUM!



  393. The fabulous Kim P. allegedly said:

    Darn, Monica! You always find (design, make, etc., etc.) the CUTEST stuff! And you and Lori paired up is just killer! Now I’m going to have to make a whole bunch of these babies. I’m not sure if I should thank you or be mad that you’ve distracted me from my plans–yet again. LOL!



  394. The fabulous JustHeather allegedly said:

    I love these bags! I definitely need to try one.
    My signature candy at the moment would have to be lemonheads. I’m just loving them.



  395. The fabulous Cherry Harris allegedly said:

    Nice that the fabric is named after me! I love it and it goes so well with your line. I will definitely have to make one. My favorite candy bar when we are traveling is the Big Hunk because it takes a while to eat it!



  396. The fabulous Ariane allegedly said:

    Your bags are gorgeous! I need to make some of these too. My favorite candy/sweet snack is coffee crisp. Love it! Gotta stay away from it!!! LOL!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!



  397. The fabulous Madelaine allegedly said:

    Great bags! I just found your blog through Bee in my Bonnet and I can wait to see what other lovelies you’ve made :)

    Cinnamon candies were always my favourite. It’s a toss-up between hot tamales and hot lips.



  398. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    Your bags look wonderful! My signature candies are Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses. (channeling the Simpsons prank call episode)



  399. The fabulous Joyce Carter allegedly said:

    I absolutely LOVE all the bags you and Lori made. They are really beautiful. My alltime favorite candy is the Cadbury Eggs that only come out at Easter. You would think all that goodness could stay around longer than a few months. Thanks for the giveaway.



  400. The fabulous Sew Create It - Jane allegedly said:

    I love a jawbreaker or two…that and twizzlers! Sorry couldn’t just choose one :o)

    Love the lunch bags…so cute!



  401. The fabulous montse allegedly said:

    My favourite candy is something we have in Spain that looks like a red little brick:
    So good but so bad too…
    Terrific giveaway! Thanks



  402. The fabulous jules allegedly said:

    I love this little bag, especially with the drawstring closure. Anything caramel is my favorite at the moment.



  403. The fabulous Jennie P. allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh that is freakin’ cute!!!!!



  404. The fabulous patricia allegedly said:

    such cuteness! Thank you for the chance to win. Yoou have inspired me to get creating for spring.



  405. The fabulous H allegedly said:

    Such cute lunch bags- I’d be tempted to fill them with my favourite lollies - licorice allsorts - what a great lunch that would make!!!



  406. The fabulous superstitches allegedly said:

    Those lunch bags are sew cheerful and cute! I love them. Right now my favorite yummy is dark chocolate peanut butter cups.



  407. The fabulous Gayle allegedly said:

    My signature candy would be plain M&Ms - so good!



  408. The fabulous AlessandraLace allegedly said:

    lovely. hugs



  409. The fabulous Sadie allegedly said:

    Oh my, I SO have to make one, or ten, of these. I wouldn’t say I have a signature candy, but I love green sour straws.



  410. The fabulous Glenda in Florida allegedly said:

    Those little lunchbox bags have been on my to-do list for a long while. My favorite candy would be little sugar coated Cadbury eggs available at Easter and Christmas.



  411. The fabulous Naomi RuthAnne allegedly said:

    I love that you guys did a virtual sew together. So awesome! Love the bags too & thanks for the opportunity to ein some of your awesome fabric.



  412. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    These bags are PRECIOUS. My all time favorite candy is Smarties! I make myself sick on them at times.



  413. The fabulous Brittany allegedly said:

    Mmm…I love Dove milk chocolate and Almond Joy/Mounds, and I would love to get a taste of your Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric!



  414. The fabulous Debbie Gallett allegedly said:

    Love the lunch bags. Looks like they could be used as a cute knitting bag. My fav candy at the moment is hershey kisses with carmel inside.



  415. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    You know that you and Lori are my favorites, I would love to win this more than anyone else who is entering. So please pick me, I have started a diet so I can not have any candy :( If I could I would want Lindor truffles because they are delish.



  416. The fabulous Malinda allegedly said:

    Mmm, that’s got to be any kind of Lindt chocolate. We were at an outlet store in Maine and their ac wasn’t working, so they had to sell off all the chocolate, cheap! I learned that chocolate keeps just fine in a camping cooler, as long as it’s full! Fabric is almost as good as chocolate though! Thanks.



  417. The fabulous Kathryn allegedly said:

    I don’t know if it’s a signature, but I freaking love Reese’s eggs. The Easter kind. They have pumpkins around halloween now, which is good too, but it’s the eggs that have my heart.
    Those lunchbox bags would be neat for my bf’s and my bento boxes.



  418. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    Monica, I love your sense of humor and all your sewing goodiness. Those bags are so cute and I know several people who would love to receive one as a gift.



  419. The fabulous Debbie R. allegedly said:

    I can see these as present for my granddaughters …. soo cute.



  420. The fabulous Britney allegedly said:

    I love these bags so much! I really love Ayumi’s tutorials. Her fabric basket is one of my favorites. I think I’ve made one for every holiday and they are the perfect size for a cute little gift. You and Lori are so talented! My signature candy is without a doubt, redvines licorice. :)



  421. The fabulous Carla G allegedly said:

    What a great giveaway! I’ve never heard of Botan Rice Candy… My favorite would be Sweet Tarts. Mmmmm! And now my kids like them too! :)



  422. The fabulous Laura K allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is one that I make. I make my own homemade marshmallows and dip them in homemade caramel. They are so addicting that I have to give most of them away or I will eat lots and lots of them, and since my recipe makes about 150 of them that wouldn’t be a pretty picture! Thank you for the chance to win some awesome prizes!



  423. The fabulous Maura allegedly said:

    So adorable!!!!



  424. The fabulous Stephanie Neumann allegedly said:

    My signature candy would be anything with caramel in it. I have been known to eat caramel ice cream topping straight from the jar! And a cute lunch bag like this would be a good hiding place for it.

    I grew up next to a family where the husband worked for a company that sole Doublemint (I was very young so don’t remember all the details) but we always got free gum and Doublemint has always been my favorite!

    I love your blog and Lori’s aw well! Always fun to see your posts!



  425. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    I would love to win your awesome giveaway! Your bags turned out great! My favorite old candy is Bit of Honey. I love them. Actually I love most any kind of candy if it has chocolate or caramel in it too.



  426. The fabulous Ginger allegedly said:

    Cute bags! I love m&m’s.



  427. The fabulous Nancy H allegedly said:

    I love all our projects- end up teaching classes on most of them! Lunch bag will be next, I can tell. Maybe I’ll fill with peanut butter eggs - since Easter is the next excuse, er, that is, holiday to buy candy!



  428. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    Great sewing!! My “signature” candy would have to be those sour gummy worms - they were my go-to snack at the movie theater, complete with pink lemonade :) Thanks for the great giveaway… I love your fabric!



  429. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Such great little bags! mmm…my favourite would be smarties. YUM!



  430. The fabulous Patty Boyd allegedly said:

    Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway! I’m so glad I found your blog from a link on Bee in my Bonnet! Your blog is so colorful and pretty. I can’t wait to look around more. Thanks for letting me enter.
    Blessings,
    Patty



  431. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    These bags are amazing and adorable. I saw the tutorial a month or two ago but this renewed my interest in making these!



  432. The fabulous Abbyk allegedly said:

    That is so cute it smarts!!! Thank you for the chance to win!



  433. The fabulous Jude allegedly said:

    I love PEEPS-esp the choc covered ones! bags are really adorable!



  434. The fabulous Skooks allegedly said:

    Reeses Pieces. I think they’ve been my signature ever since E.T. :)



  435. The fabulous Lia allegedly said:

    SUCH cute bags!! I absolutely love them. The colors are so happy! :)

    I don’t think I have a “signature candy”… which is probably a good thing :) I do have fudge truffles that I make every Christmas and again for my chocoholic friend’s birthday… but I don’t generally eat them myself.



  436. The fabulous Andee in AZ allegedly said:

    I love, love, love the DS one best! Very nice bags!



  437. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    My signature candy varies from day to day, but licorice is a pretty safe bet. Great contest!



  438. The fabulous Sue Bone allegedly said:

    Cute pattern. I’m allergic to chocolate so usually go for skittle sours or a peppermint candy



  439. The fabulous Darvy G allegedly said:

    Awesome bags, would love to make one! And as far as the candy goes I agree with whoever said the chocolate easter eggs with the candy shells only made around easter are the bomb!!!



  440. The fabulous Sardaana allegedly said:

    My all-time-fave is Kinder surprise eggs.
    Cute bags & cute fabric designs! Love happy colours! Thank you for great giveaway!



  441. The fabulous Raquel allegedly said:

    I absolutely love your bags!!!



  442. The fabulous Vicki ♥ allegedly said:

    I love this bag and I love yours….so pretty and cheerful. What a great time you and Lori must have had. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize. Hugs Vicki x….Oh….I just love all sorts of chocolate :)



  443. The fabulous Jittina allegedly said:

    Your bags look adorable.
    My favorite candy? Something Dutch: ‘Engelse Drop’ (just google it). I can eat the whole bag!



  444. The fabulous Stefania allegedly said:

    my moms a blogger and she told me about these and how cute they are so me and her are going to try to make them together,allthough i dought they we be as amazing as you gals.One of my fav candies when i was growing up was lemonheads,iloved the sour and sweet….



  445. The fabulous theicingelf allegedly said:

    I’d love to be entered in your giveaway. I found you through Lori’s blog. What cute bags you two have made. I want to try one too! –Pat



  446. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    I love all these lunch bags. I like the nice colors and the idea. Thanks for the chance to win. Barbara from Italy



  447. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Love Love Love the lunch bog idea — going on a job interview on Monday — hoping to have a place to take my lunch bag!!
    Dorothy in IL



  448. The fabulous Melissa Draper allegedly said:

    I love you fabric! I have a quilt kit I’m cutting in it right now! My signature candy is probably Coconut Long Boys- they’re hard to find, but the chewy caramely coconutty goodness is completely irresistible!

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!



  449. The fabulous Shannon F allegedly said:

    I love these bags!! So pretty! My favorite candy has to be the Molasses Chew from russell stover. It’s the only plave I’ve ever found anything like it. It’s a molasses caramel dipped in dark chocolate. I know, sounds gross right? Well, everyone else thinks so around here. So more for me! :D Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!



  450. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    The bags that you and Lori made are so cute! I love the drawstring top. It reminds of a bag I used a few years ago.



  451. The fabulous KZK allegedly said:

    I love, love, LOVE those bags! I’ve been wanting to make one, too! I’ve followed another of Ayumi’s tutes and she really is great at making it all easy to follow!
    Favorite candy? Have you tried the Cherry M&Ms? Holy smokes.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    KZK



  452. The fabulous Carmen Wyant allegedly said:

    These bags are soooo cute. My drug of choice would be Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Kisses. I can manage to get by with other dark chocolate if I run out, but they are just not the same. BTW, it is a 120 mile round trip for me to buy them so I usually stock up, but sometimes a chocolate emergency arises and I have to make do with Dove dark, which I can get locally.



  453. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    Sounds like a fun time - virtual sewing with Lori. The results are spectacular on both ends. Thanks for sharing.



  454. The fabulous Kathy Bass allegedly said:

    OMG the bags are the cutest! I just looked at the tutorial and will make one today. Rainy day in NC! It might even snow! Hmmm - favorite candy - M&M’s with peanuts! Well ~` it could be Snickers - Hmmm and I like Hershey Kisses with Almonds! Oh, let’s face it, I really like any candy that has chocolate and nuts! Yummy!



  455. The fabulous Ruth allegedly said:

    I want to make one (actually the whole set of matchiness) just like yours, so pretty! But candy (or sweets where I hail from) of choice has to be Drumstick lollies, just love them, a must have when I visit the homeland.



  456. The fabulous jessica allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is Skor bars… on ice cream, frozen, on anything! But glad its nearing easter…. cadbury eggs are back!



  457. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Monica, you’re back! I have missed you! The lunchbox bags are fab-u-lous! So cute. Hmm, I think I feel a pin coming on…………..



  458. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    The luncheon bags are so nice! I would love to make one. Then I can store all my hershey kisses in it. They are my signature, all time favourite, candy!



  459. The fabulous Jennyroo allegedly said:

    Oh my, I would love to win. My signature candy is a chocolate bar (as we call them here in Canada!), called a Coffee Crisp. Sooooooo delicious, not too strong a coffee flavour, really indescribable. How about a trade, if I win this lovely goody package, I’ll send you a care package of Coffee Crisps, okay? LOL! :)



  460. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    I can’t resist red licorice! I’d love to win this fabric.



  461. The fabulous Bailey allegedly said:

    Mentos, I know so geeky, but I like Mentos, it’s the fresh maker!



  462. The fabulous Lavender Dreams allegedly said:

    These are just the cutest bags I’ve ever seen! Love the pretty fabric for each one, too! I love peanut butter cups…I mean I REALLY love them! Thanks! ♥



  463. The fabulous meredith allegedly said:

    These are sooo cute, colorful & charismatic! I’m new to blogs & recently found you, I love your site & check it out frequently, your bold, fun color choices are so inspiring! I LOVE dark choc. covered cranberries from Trader Joe’s (insanely yummy), Banana Laffy Taffy & Reeses PB cups! Thanks for a great site & giveaway! :)



  464. The fabulous Joyce allegedly said:

    Cute bags and great blog! I am trying to avoid candy but since you asked I love Almond Joys! And really anything chocolate. I miss my Mom’s fudge. Thanks for the giveaway chance.



  465. The fabulous Joni Reinhart allegedly said:

    What a wonderful little bag and full of goodies too!! I love the fabrics and the candies look yummy too!! Pick me Pick me…



  466. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    My favorite candy would have to be a Snickers Candy Bar. Yummmmm-OOOOOOOO!



  467. The fabulous Donna Baker allegedly said:

    this is SO cute and OMG Botan Rice Candy is DELISH! I fell in love with it as a 4th grader when we went on a field trip to SF Chinatown. yum. my signature candy is Bit O’ Honey. old school candy, so glad I can still get it at the grocery store and dollar store! thanks for the chance to win!



  468. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    These bags are really cute!! I love most candy!! oh what a sweet tooth I have!!



  469. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Raisinettes,
    I don’t go to the movies with out Chocolate covered fruit



  470. The fabulous Gwen Windham allegedly said:

    Cute little lunch bags!! Especially the Pam Kitty one– LOVE Pam Kitty!!! :-) If think my signature candy would probably be Peanut M&M’s– used to be Zero bars, but lately I crave the M&M’s.! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win!! :-)



  471. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    My favorite is Andes chocolate mints! I personally think they should make them in a big bar size. LOL! I love the bags you and Lori made! Can’t wait to get started on making one too!



  472. The fabulous Regina Chronister allegedly said:

    Those bags are awesome, and I like all candy.



  473. The fabulous quiltmom anna allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,
    You and Lorie sure created some fantastic bags with some very pretty fabrics. My signature candy- that is difficult but I would have to say Peppermint patties( Pep) or Jujubes. I love both and can’t tell you which ones I love more. LOL
    I have not heard of the rice candy that you showed in your photograph. Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna



  474. The fabulous Rita Bright allegedly said:

    Oh, these bags are so, so cute!! I’ve registered over at Lori’s site too and I’ve got my fingers crossed for a win. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    Rita



  475. The fabulous Sandy allegedly said:

    What an inspiration on a dreary winter day! All the color and spirit in these cute bags. Great ideas.



  476. The fabulous Alison allegedly said:

    I’ve just cut out a bag, using some old vintage curtains, using Ayumis tutorial. Wish me luck and thankyou for the chance.



  477. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    M&M’s are my favorite! I can’t buy the peanut butter ones because I will eat the whole bag in one sitting! These bags are so cute. Thank you for the inspiration.



  478. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    I love your lunchboxes!! Pretty much any chocolate candy is my favorite!



  479. The fabulous Aurora Neylan allegedly said:

    Hi Monica, another FANTASTIC project! I love it and am waiting to get together with my Mum again and we are going to have another girly craft session! You know you are my inspiration (I’ve now got my sister wise to your blog as well). Aurora xo



  480. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    I love most candies so can’t name one. I really love those little bags and would enjoy making them for my daughters.
    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.



  481. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I can’t wait to get started. As for candy…I don’t think I’ve met one that I didn’t like!



  482. The fabulous Jen(PunkiePie) allegedly said:

    Maybe not a lunchbox but a very cute substitute for an Easter basket. Thank you for sharing! As for candy… Chocolate or Starburst. :)



  483. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    Love the lunch bags! Can’t wait to make one.



  484. The fabulous Lisa K allegedly said:

    I admit it. Nerds.



  485. The fabulous Lee allegedly said:

    I love jelly beans and spice drops! thanks for the tutorial!



  486. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    The lunch bags are so darn cute! I love York mint patties.



  487. The fabulous Lindsey allegedly said:

    Those bags are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!!!! I love them.

    My signature candy is probably hot tamales. I love them! But my FAVORITE is probably the gummy sour bunnies that Williams Sonoma makes once a year. And of course, we don’t live near a Williams Sonoma anymore. :/



  488. The fabulous Annie allegedly said:

    My signature candy would probably be Sunkist Fruit Jems! Because I love the favors and the colors and because I’m a Jem I eat so many! Can’t wait to try the bag pattern!



  489. The fabulous NutellaNutterson allegedly said:

    I LOVE stale Circus Peanuts. They’re too gooey if they are fresh, but opened for a few days, and they’re crunchy on the outside, and amazing!



  490. The fabulous Kym allegedly said:

    Love the lunch bags, they look so cute in your fabric. I love Wine Gums!



  491. The fabulous Sherry allegedly said:

    I love the bags and the fun fabrics you used to make them. My signature candy is butterfinger candy bar. That is my favorite at the moment and I loved them as a kid.



  492. The fabulous Cheri Hage allegedly said:

    These bags are way cute ! Love the whimsical combinations of fabric colors and patterns. I’m off to make one or two or…
    ~My fav candy is Muddy Bears :)



  493. The fabulous Tina allegedly said:

    Love the bags and your fabric! Can’t wait to make my own.



  494. The fabulous Marilee allegedly said:

    I’ve just discovered M&Ms with peanut butter. Yum. My granddaughter loves the Japanese rice candy.



  495. The fabulous Desiree allegedly said:

    Adorn-able! me likes me milk chocolate with toffee bits–mmmmmmm….



  496. The fabulous Wrennette allegedly said:

    Oh, these adorable lunch bags. You have given me a wonderful gift. When I came to California in 1955..I was 6 yrs. old and my Grandma and Grandpa rode with us across country..from Appalacia…Kentucky. My Grandma made my nightgowns out of flour sacks, made my Easter dress for me and a little ‘purse’ to match. The purse looked exactly like this ‘lunchbag’. Guess how they made it?
    At that time…cottage cheese with pineapple in it was sold in a wax covered carton that looks like a cottage cheese carton now…only a little bit smaller.
    She made me two before she returned to Kentucky. I’d give anything if I still had them. I will use your pattern to recreate one. My favorite candy is A&W Root Beer Barrels….(they don’t melt on the fabric) ha. Thankyou for sharing with us..you are so kind.



  497. The fabulous Kforsyth allegedly said:

    I loove fuzzy peaches, and swedish berries!



  498. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    Love love love all your fabric ~ the colors are so springy, bright and Happy.
    I also love the photos of your sewing room- I have grand ideas for a not so used family room of mine in the near future. I love Peanut butter cups… Yum yum..



  499. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Love the lunch boxes I will have to make one or three. I also love your sense of humor and reading your blog.



  500. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Twizzlers red licorice. Thanks for a chance to win.



  501. The fabulous Shelley Johnson allegedly said:

    Love, love the darling bags! Love all the fabrics! Love Hershey kisses!



  502. The fabulous Jan Vardaman allegedly said:

    These bags are so adorable. I would love to win the fat quarters.



  503. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    My favorite candy is a LOOK Bar. Yum.

    Almost as much as I love the fabric!!



  504. The fabulous Ellen allegedly said:

    My favorite lollies (candy) would be peanut butter m & m’s



  505. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Love Hershey’s chocolate bar with nuts and Hershey’s kisses! And love this bag!



  506. The fabulous Leone allegedly said:

    My siggy candy would be Peanut Butter cups. Yum! Cute, cute bags.



  507. The fabulous liat craftifairy allegedly said:

    Love these bags! I have two f them, but will be happy to have another beautifull one :)



  508. The fabulous Michelle Simpson allegedly said:

    I love your fabric. I need to see if my LQS carries it fast. If not, www here I come. My favorite candy is Almond Joy but in truth, I love all things sweet. Thanks for all you great ideas. Michelle



  509. The fabulous Helen allegedly said:

    Such cute bags! I love the colors!

    My favorite candy are Twix, preferably in the snack size.



  510. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    When I was young, we had a store called Steve’s NewsStand that we would always walk downtown to. It’s where all the kids would go to pick up their papers to deliver. They had this huge counter that had all kinds of candy and they were only .01 each (can you imagine!:) Do you remember the little red hot dog gum? The little plastic coke bottles filled with liquid? The little colored dots on the strip of paper? (I don’t think you’re old enough :)- but those were the days! :) Oh, and candy necklaces- can’t forget those! Good memories!!:) Love your bags and the fabrics you chose!! Thanks for the great giveaway!



  511. The fabulous Maxine allegedly said:

    Love both your blog and Lori’s such talent in the both of you. Can’t wait to try my hand with a lunch bag. Love Cadbury mini at Easter…Or anything with nuts…Thanks for the chance to win…Have a happy week…



  512. The fabulous megan allegedly said:

    Darling lunch bags! Don’t have a signature candy, other than anything chocolate.



  513. The fabulous Janan allegedly said:

    This is my first visit to your blog, you are now added to my favorites! I love your blog colors, my favs! pinks, orange & apple green! WOuld love to win fabrics!
    Thanks for the bags, they are so cute, would make nice Easter gifts!



  514. The fabulous Tamiknits allegedly said:

    I’ve made a few of these bags too. they’re a great size. I played with a couple making them taller and gave them as baby shower gifts. The taller ones were a great size for the new mom to carry just a couple baby bottles in and not have to worry about them not being insulated.



  515. The fabulous Moriah allegedly said:

    Is it too late to play? Currently, love Butterrum Lifesavers, but I’d never turn down a Baby Ruth…or an Almond Joy..lmmm chocolate and cocnut…



  516. The fabulous Carolyn allegedly said:

    Cherry Mash is my favorite candy.
    Love the bags!



  517. The fabulous Sydney allegedly said:

    ooh! how fun are those bags! My “signature” candy depends on the season… at Christmas time I get tins of Cadbury’s Roses.. so good :) I think Lindt filled truffles would be the one I would have around through the year.. if I have candy at all!



  518. The fabulous Paige allegedly said:

    Adorable lunch bags! My favorite candy is Good and Plenty -I love black licorice.



  519. The fabulous Candace V. allegedly said:

    I love anything with dark chocolate. I cannot resist it! Thank you for the chance to win!



  520. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    Those are really sweet bags. My MIL asked me to make her a purse/bag last Aug and I finally finished it yesterday. Maybe it wouldn’t take me so long to make one of these.



  521. The fabulous Susann allegedly said:

    I just found your blog from my friend Lori. I love it and also your cute fabric!!!I just have to have some!!!!Also I love the cute bags.



  522. The fabulous Deb S. allegedly said:

    Love the bag-in-a-bag design! So cute!

    Deb S.



  523. The fabulous Tammy Mabry allegedly said:

    I adore Mallo Cups. Creamy marshmello with a hint of coconut and covered in chocolate. YUM!
    Tammy



  524. The fabulous Deb C allegedly said:

    Love the bag!!! My “signature” candy is black jellybeans. None of my siblings like black licorice, so I always got the black jellybeans. The same with coconut. Mounds bars are the bomb!!



  525. The fabulous nurse payne allegedly said:

    OOOHHhhh these are so very CUTE!!!!! Love them :) Candy wise it would have to be……….malted millk balls with a layer of peanut butter…OMG!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win…… love what you do and thank you soooo much for sharing!!! Happy Monday!!! Nurse Payne



  526. The fabulous QBee - Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Bit o’Honey - - for decoration only ‘cuz I can’t chew it. Thanks for contributing to my more-than-an-obsession for bag making.



  527. The fabulous Denise Briggs allegedly said:

    You had so much fun and I love the iphone companion sewingthon!
    Red Hots….I buy Red Hots for my Honey. I personally don’t like candy..and I am allergic to chocolate….sunflower seeds are my gig.



  528. The fabulous Lisa L allegedly said:

    I was just telling my friend about the Botan Candy!!! Can you believe she has nver had them!! I loved them as a kid and now as a old lady!!



  529. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    What a fun stack of HMYY…I would LOVE to turn those into a cute lunch sack. If it’s got chocolate it’s my signature. I ain’t picky about the kind or content or fanciness (or lack thereof, as is the case with me…Hershey’s works for me!). Thanks for the chance!



  530. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I have never quilted but this looks like fun and I would like to learn :-} We have had 3 girls from Japan but i have never had Botan Candy !!! that would be new!! Thanks see you on Pintrest



  531. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Lovely lovely bags! I love all candy! But one of my all time favorite candy are Skittles. Yum… Thanks for the giveaway!



  532. The fabulous jenni allegedly said:

    You two are amazing! Keep up the great work we LOVE your STUFF!!



  533. The fabulous Nora allegedly said:

    The colors put a smile on my face as soon as I saw them.I so wish I could sew like that…I need to get me some of this fabric so bad. I love all candy!!!



  534. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Fan ~ tas ~ tic!! Already pinned it! Can’t wait to make it! Thanks :)



  535. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    My favorite non-chocolate candy is AldisSwedish Fish, but only the red and green ones. The bags are too cute!



  536. The fabulous gloria g. allegedly said:

    love, love, love that strawberry bag……so wish I had one. You do beautiful work! And I love just plain old Hershey milk chocolate candy bars. Wish I had one right now……

    gloria g. South Carolina



  537. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    So seriously cute! And I’m a Milk Dud addict…..



  538. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    Oh gosh, those bags are so cute. I especially love the Happy Moochi one (the last one you showed).

    My signature candy is anything chocolate. I guess a Mars bar (a Canadian Mars bar - I hear yours are different).



  539. The fabulous Del allegedly said:

    One of my favorite candies are peanut butter M & M’s! Thank you for the opportunity to win!



  540. The fabulous Bliss allegedly said:

    too cute!!!!!



  541. The fabulous Elaine T allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win these awesome goodies! I love japanese chocolates, like those from the brand Royce. Not sure whether they are available in the States. Thanks! :)



  542. The fabulous Judi allegedly said:

    No signature candy here - I’m trying to cut back. But those bags are adorable!



  543. The fabulous Karen S. allegedly said:

    oh no I almost missed it ! I love Violet’s candy. They are square little candy that according to my kids tastes like soap, hence the nickname of soap candy - best of all they won’t eat them. Mine, mine, mine :) What a fun giveaway, thanks. I cut my bag out tonight, hope to get to sewing it this week.
    -Karen



  544. The fabulous Carrie Siegfried allegedly said:

    Those lunch bags are awesome. I think I’m going to make matching ones for my daughter and I. Thank you! My favorite candy is a toss up up, either Junior Mints or Sweet Tarts. Thanks for the chance. :)



  545. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I loved Botan Rice candy as a kid - because you could eat the wrapper too. I am not sure I have a “signature” candy but I had a years long addiction to Extra peppermint gum in high school. If I win I will definitely come up with a signature candy. Promise!



  546. The fabulous Sue Goodin allegedly said:

    I am and have always been a Twizzler fan. Thanks for the giveaway.



  547. The fabulous tasha allegedly said:

    hi monica! i adore all of the bags and i’d love to make one too! ;)



  548. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    The bags are adorable. Your happy blog has made my day. My candy? M & Ms! Thank you for the great giveaway. ~Kelly



  549. The fabulous Meghan allegedly said:

    Rocky Road. Lovely bags!



  550. The fabulous Deidra allegedly said:

    Lovely bags. I love the colors.



  551. The fabulous Lauri allegedly said:

    These bags are so adorable! And I’m going to have to find some of that rice candy.



  552. The fabulous Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts allegedly said:

    I love all of the lunch bags you made! Congrats to Robyn. I’m making a granny square to honor both you and Lori, not because your grannys but because you are awesome! :)



  553. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these bags. I made about 40 of them for a Dance Team fundraiser! I added a small pocket on the side for a phone. I took one to LA with us when the kids were on TV and I got tons of compliments on it. It was the perfect little bag for my sudoku book, The Help (I was reading that at the time), and fruit snacks for my 20 children. :) That one didn’t have a pocket, which is when I discovered how great a pocket would be. :)



  554. The fabulous tinyinc allegedly said:

    I love these bags!!! inspiring.

    tinyinc



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Happy Zombie

Pacific Wonderland
Astoria, Oregon

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