I started off with some BBQ egg rings (that I used as giant cookie cutters) and just my kitchen knife with a little creativity. Then I remembered a pack of cookie cutters I'd purchased years before that was hiding at the back of the cupboard.
My first 'purchase' was some of Lunch Punch limited edition gift with purchase promotion with Bega in early 2012. (If you'd like to ask the Lunch Punch to bring this set out, you can let them know on Facebook in this thread)
I started entering competitions on Divine Finds and was lucky enough to win a voucher from Kawaii Kids which I then spent on some little lunch boxes. Then I won the Bento Bloggers & Friends Talk Like a Pirate Blog Hop treasure hunt! You can check out that first big haul of goodies here. Soon I started to discover Bento suppliers in Australia. Between them & new affiliate Bento USA I really haven't looked back, although I have looked a little sideways at times (I do love a re-purpose ^-^).
I have started a page where you can see products with links to where to purchase where I can provide them. It's across the top, or you can check it out here.
Here are some Australian Bento stores you may like to visit. If you do, let them know that Loving Lunches says Hi!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.