Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Making and Recycling

I still can't believe how many plastic shopping bags we end up with at the house, despite our efforts to use reusable totes.  I sometimes stitch on them and lately, I started experimenting with fusing them together.

So from this:

I made this:

Because I fuse 6 to 8 layers together, the plastic becomes sturdier and has a whole different texture to it which I like. Then, as I can never find the perfect sketchbook (which would ideally hold calendar pages and to do lists  that could be discarded as well as sketch pages and miscellaneous notes to keep), I made my own and it looks like this:

The screw posts make it easy to get rid of the old and only keep what I need.  Of course, my favorite part is the lemon bag net that's frayed on the cover:



  1. Love Love Love! What an amazing idea.

  2. Hello there!
    you have a beautiful and inspirational blog here. Keep up the awesome work!



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