Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snow Lady


Rush here, rush there, rush everywhere!  It seems like there isn't enough time to get everything done today.  We have three sick cats so I'm spending a good bit of today at the Vet's office.  Luckily this bento was really fast and easy to make, not requiring much brain power.  Which was good because I forgot to turn on the coffee maker this morning.  A snowman is always a must for winter bentos.  I realized after I had gotten the body into the box that there wasn't enough room for a hat.  So it became a snowlady instead.

In the bento: Three onigiri for the snowlady, veggie hotdogs, mango chunks, carrot flowers, steamed broccoli and a strawberry.

The Snowlady's buttons are pomegranate seeds.  Her eyes and mouth are nori but her nose is carrot and her cheeks were cut from veggie hotdog.  She has a bit of nori hair and a carrot bow.  The scarf was cut from spring onion which made a wonderfully frayed end when cut lengthwise with kitchen scissors.

A few tiny snowflakes were punched from a mamenori sheet.  I didn't have any natural color mamenori left so I had to use the orange.


Here is A-chan holding her kitten and a sneak peek of the Christmas tree.  The kitten is already getting big. I love this pic with her tongue sticking out!  We're still working on Holiday decorating.  I don't think we'll have any time for it today but hopefully tomorrow will see all the boxes emptied and Christmas cheer spread around the house.

8 comments:

OhayoBento said...

That picture of A-chan and the kitten is precious! That's some impressive quick thinking turning the snow man into a snow lady, she looks great. I love the pomegranate buttons, too cool!

AikoVenus said...

I just made a similar one a few days ago and I should be making a mochi-version tonight. ^^ And such a cute little kitten!

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

The snow lady is adorable!
I love the idea of pomegranate seeds buttons and spring onion scarf....:)
....and A-chan is so pretty *big hug*

sheri fujihara chen said...

Very elegant snow lady! And your two girls are adorable :)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Heather! They were both so cute and happy that I had to run and get the camera :) I love finding new ways to use pomegranate!

Natakiya said...

Ooooh, I'll have to go look Bou Shin! A mochi snowman would be too cool :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks so much, Yenny! The spring onion scarf worked out great, I wasn't sure that it would. :)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Sheri! They are so sweet together :)