I have a collection of canvas bags that I like to take to the grocery store. I was really good about taking them actually INSIDE the store with me when the enthusiasm was new. Now they get taken out of the car for one reason or another and not returned or I forget to take them inside with me and am too lazy to walk all the way back out to the parking lot to retrieve them.
So I end up taking home yet another group of white plastic bags and toss them in the recycle bin. Better than nothing, right?
I don’t know how many of you are crafty out there – as in arts and crafts, not sneaky little boogers. But…today I ran across a website, http://www.myrecycledbags.com. I think the original link was from Tiny Choices – another site in my weblog that you should really read on a regular basis. Anyway….this woman crochets reusable shopping bags from strips of cut up plastic bags of all shapes and sizes. She has instructions on how to make the strips and patterns for the bags. Now it takes about 40 bags to make 1 bag, but what a great way to use them up! I haven’t crocheted in years but I just might have to give this a try! So now when I forget to take in my canvas bags I can go home guilt-free knowing that soon something good will result from my forgetfulness.
I added the link to my weblog. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Keep it simple.