Monday, February 4, 2008

"Does exactly what it says on the tin."

That's Melanie Rimmer's comment about this site. Thanks so much for the mention, Melanie!

If you're coming over here from Melanie's blog, Bean Sprouts, thanks for stopping by. Please take a look around for a few minutes and leave a comment. I'm very open to positive suggestions to make this a better resource for hand-made alternatives to single-use plastic bags.

If you are a crafter, I'd love to know what you think of the format. Is it easy to find patterns in your chosen craft? Have you seen anything you might like to try? Have you tried any of the patterns here? What did you think of it? Can we see your finished project? Do you have a pattern you'd like showcased here? I'd love to help you out with that.

And the macrame thing? I kinda put that in as a joke and because it rhymed with crochet (I am a geek). Yet, there are crafters out there googling high and low for macrame bag patterns! So if you have a nifty macrame shopping tote pattern, BRING IT ON.

If you're not a crafter, did you see anything that might spur you on to picking up a skill or at least switching to reusable bags. Maybe you'd like to be a guest writer on an environmental topic?


babs said...

Hi! Just caught this link from over at Bean Sprouts, and wanted to support your efforts to save the planet! Congrats--you're providing a great service. :) Now if you can just get the stores not to be annoyed when you don't want to use their

organicneedle said...

This is a great idea for a sight. As a maker of bags, I'm impressed with how easy you make it for any level. I'll be trying out some of those patterns for the reclaimed material bags.

PS- My blog moved to wordpress. You left a comment on the 29th on the old blog on blogger and it wouldn't import. I just didn't want you to think I didn't approve you! There is a link to the new one on the old site- or you can get there through this link.

TicklyToes said...

Hi ... just wanted to say I found you via Bean Sprouts ... love your blog, some fabulous patterns that I shall definitely be trying out. I have a motley collection of reusable bags (dh refuses to be seen in public with most of them!)

Thank you!