Sunday, September 2, 2007

Crafty weekend

First up, Barbie has another new coat. The 'fun fur' that I got in Joann's on sale has little beads dotted through it. I quite like it. I knit it all in one piece to the armholes to avoid the side seams. I just can't seem to line them up quite right. Then I picked up stitches around the armhole and magic looped those babies.

The result? Doesn't she look stunning.

Next big news. I am going green.

Well, a little bit.

I think I've mentioned before my sickness of not being able to throw anything away (surely there's someone, somewhere, who'll be able to use x, y or z, right?). Well, that includes plastic grocery bags.

To be fair, I do use a lot of them for trash, wrapping nappies, etc. But I also have a cupboard full. At least I did until I bought this beautiful re-usable bag while I was in England. I brought it back to the US and have used it whenever I remember to bring it into the store from the car. I have been given some funny looks by cashiers.

Until this week, when my local grocery store, Publix, introduced a re-usable bag.

It's green. Beautiful, eh?! What do you mean, 'no'?

Well, this is where my crafty weekend comes in.....

Next time I go grocery shopping I'll be toting this little beauty. Actually, it's not that little - it can hold same as the brown and green bags combined.

Here's a flash of the fabric I used to line it.

And a close-up.

I learned a lot from sewing this bag together and will definitely be able to improve my next one. But all in all, I'm very proud of it.
It wasn't my only crafty project this weekend. I'll post more pics tomorrow.........
ooh, and I posted the stitchmarkers on Etsy. Something else accomplished. I will be making more of those this week, too. I have a couple more designs of beads to put together.


IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Sorry, had to go buy some beads before I could leave a comment!! Love them!!! Seriously, $5.00?!! I got two sets for a steal!!! Thanks Disco!!!! One set totally matches fabric that I got in NYC!!

Okay, love the Barbie outfit!! We so need a runway show...hehehe...
And great job on the bag! Didn't get my sewing machine out today. Finished a knit project instead. Tomorrow. Tomorrow!

Queen of the froggers said...

Aren't those jute bags great! We have stacks of the green ones from Austarlia but the jute ones are much nicer to use! Your beady bits are lovely

MayaB said...

I just love the shopping bag!

Jessica said...

Yeah, FL isn't too earth friendly. I don't think anyone there recycles! Opposite of Oregon.

Barbie is rocking the fun fur! You should make her some boots! :P