I was thrilled that I was selected, because being fairly new to bento making (although I've been looking into it and checking out everyone bentos for awhile now). I really didn't have much bento gadgets. I had some lunch boxes that would work. I even got a large bento for Christmas from a co-worker, but it's so large for lunch. Anyway when Wendy contacted me and asked what I would like...I told her anything would be great! So this is what I got...
Two egg molds, a bunny and a bear. Now I have to learn how to use it. Rice molds, heart, star, and bear. A nice neutral bento box, that I could even use for my husband. Some dividers and "I tried something new" tags.
Then at I found these cutters clearance at Home Goods! I like when that happens.
They have small shapes that would work well for many things. Bonus, it has little chocolate molds too. Who knows what I could come up with with the letters!
I made some saffron sticky rice and I thought I would give the mold a shot. When Maranda saw it she said "Oh cool can I have one?" and popped it in her mouth. I guess that will work for her lunch. I did this one real quick this morning, just so I could use the bear. Didn't get the nori out to cut yet, but did use the star cutter on a spinach leaf to the star onigri under the bear onigri. She still likes to have sandwiches in her lunch.
Too quick on the photo, didn't get a clear picture, but you get the idea. She even said she like her lunch all on her own without me asking.
Thanks Wendy! You helped my bento box making a little easier and a little more fun! Next...I'm tackling the egg molds!
Venice Beach when we were in Venice for Tucker's birthday.
Lyndsey congrats on winning all this stuff...I bought some bento stuff this weekend...I thought I might give it a try.ReplyDelete
Hooray! Congrats Lindsey~ so happy for you that you've won those cute bento stuff and those cutters are cute too.ReplyDelete
Thanks! That's great Bo, can't wait to see what you come up with.ReplyDelete
Both my husband and daughter have been enjoying their bento lunches. Now, my husband runs a motorcycle repair shop and even the guys he works with would like his lunch! There are so many different styles and a great way to use leftovers from last nights supper!
Congrats Lyndsey, and your bento looks great. What a find on those cutters that's what I use a lot. Haven't purchased any of the molds yet but will soon. My daughter is older so I don't do the Charaben style bentos but she likes the shapes made from the cutters. I'm def going to check out Wendy's blog thanks for the referal.ReplyDelete
Ann, thanks! I think all I need now are some cute picks....hehe;)ReplyDelete
Marisa Lyn, my daughter is too old for the Charaben style too, this is as cute-sie as I can get away with. I can use the star and heart onigri. I could use flowers a lot too. She rolls her eyes when I threaten to make her sandwich in a cute shape....Joking with her of course.
Congrats! It all looks so cute, great job!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the win and those are great cutters that you found!!! Perfect for bento! :DReplyDelete
Congrats for winning such lovely gifts....I can see why your daughter loves her lunch:DReplyDelete
Very cool! Can't wait to see what you do with them!ReplyDelete
congrats on winning. Love the cookie cutters. I am making a beeline to my nearby Home Goods store to see if they have those on clearance. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats! Cool stuffs ... and cute bento! I think we will see more awesome bento soon :)ReplyDelete
Wow! What a great bentoset! :D Congratulations! And I love the cookie cutters, too <3ReplyDelete
Congrats on the win! Cool stuff :)ReplyDelete
Hey, CONGRATULATIONS to you, Lydnsey! I think this is your second giveaway wining, right? I'm so happy for you. Cool stuffs you have there! Sorry for the late visit. Something came up. Will write later! Hope you have a fabulous day.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bento! You're off to to a great start. Enjoy all your goodies!ReplyDelete
Oh also -- Just bento has a fantastic egg mold tutorial: http://justbento.com/handbook/bento-decoration-techniques/fun-japanese-egg-moldsReplyDelete
Congrats on the win Lyndsey and love the goodies you got on clearence too :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your win - you have some nice items there - I look forward to seeing what you come with as you use them :)ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone! I am encouraged by all you talented bento bloggers! Wendy, thanks for the link on the egg molds, I'll check it out. Now the pressure is on to use all these good gagets! :DReplyDelete
Kristy, yes I won your blog contest too! Thank you!
Congrats for the win! What lovely bento stuff! The cutters are lovely too. Very happy for you :DReplyDelete
Thanks Mary, I think I'll find a lot of uses for the cutters!ReplyDelete
Wow, congrats Lyndsey for winning those cute stuffs :D. Can't wait to see more bentos from you :DReplyDelete
You scored!!! Love the lunch. :)ReplyDelete