So, I've dabbled a bit here and there, and my husband has been getting unofficial bento for lunch, but this is the first one I've put a real effort into. My son and I are going to go on a long bus ride (24 hours, arrgh!) so I have to have plenty of snacks for the both of us. Contents are cheese cubes (cheddar and string cheese), caramel-apple mini ricecakes, a strawberry, cherry tomatoes, and (on Friday when I leave) an onigiri.
I haven't gotten an official bento box yet, and don't know when I will, but the sandwich-sized ziplock containers work quite well =) I bet I could sew a cloth to tie them in, but that would have to wait until I get back!