07 April 2009


At the end of 2007 I decided that I was going to have a bagless new year--meaning that I was not going to accept plastic shopping bags at all . . . ever. I already had all kinds of great reusable bags, and I made up my mind that I was going to use them.

I can't say I was 100% during 2008, but I came pretty close. Shopping at Aldi helps. They don't just hand bags out there. You want a bag, you buy it. Most other places give you funny looks if you don't want their bags, but they usually comply.

There are some bags that work their way into my life despite my efforts. Like these:

They show up in my front lawn every few days, a newspaper curled up inside each one. Never mind that we don't subscribe to any papers . . .

I've been saving the bags. There's got to be something useful that I can do with them, and I think I've found something I want to try . . . someday, when I have time for it. Check out this video.

Looks neat, doesn't it?


Kris Farrar said...

I've DONE this! I made wallets for my boys with Target bags...they LOVE them! It's a fun and free project to do with the kids. I have also crocheted the bags to make other things like pan scrubbers.

Karin said...

and voila as they say MA is in buisness!

Mary Ann said...

that video was hilarious, wasn't it?

Kris, good going! I don't know what I would do with the fabric . . . something.

Katherine said...

Very cool idea. I'll have to remember this one.