Friday, 17 August 2007

The Carrier Bag Carry Bag

This is what happened to the carrier bags I ironed yesterday - this bag. Not a great photo, but you get the idea. It seems really strong too - it is made of around 4 layers of plastic. I might experiment with perhaps '8 ply' plastic and make a larger bag for Library Book Carrying purposes with longer handles so I can carry it over my shoulder - I think that might work quite well. I kept thinking of loads of things you could use the bags for - and they are waterproof too!!! Well, it beats chucking them into the landfill I guess.



I got a bit carried away and made a little notebook cover as well - cute don't you think?!

I do seem to have a bit of a thing about creating with a 'recycled' theme at the moment (just saying that has probably put the curse on that very theme now and I shall nevermore mention green issues or landfill ever again! as if)



Just one more thing - and this is mainly just because I can't seem to stop talking - it will be my 100th post soon. Can you believe it? I will have to put on my thinking cap and figure out some way to mark the occasion in some way - fancy dress party anyone?

Okay, one more teeny tiny thing, honest. Look at these cuties -



I discovered a link to create them on Annica's blog Fabulous Threads. You can go and make a little friend of your own here at the Chick Machine - irresistible!

12 comments:

campbellgirl said...

Ohhhhh, that's a clever use for those pesky bags! How exactly do you do that? :)

Sarah Nopp said...

Please tell us how you fused those bags! PLease oh please! I will spread the word and make wonderful things with fabric flowers between layes! I promise.

Dianne said...

The bags look great! Are the handles made out of plastic too? Oh, and the notebook covers are lovely too....

Mary said...

how do you iron a plastic bag? does it not stick to the iron or am I being very thick today? Love them and obviously very useful. The weather is terrible isnt it Like winter here today.

cd&m said...

That carrier bag is brilliant!

Carol said...

Your bag is brilliant and here was me thinking burning and melting! I think this makes better use of them.

Mary said...

thanks for the info have you read Sarah's blog yet am still recovering! Mary

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Thats' brilliant, are the instructions to follow?!!

Purple Missus said...

Oh WoW I love the bags. Very clever use and so appealing - I could make one from Harrods or Selfridges bags, wouldn't that look grand :)
All I need to do now is find someone who shops in these places!!

Annica said...

Love your bag and notebook cover!

Alis said...

Fabulous way to use those plastic bags. Much, much better than landfil.

I love those cuties. I played for ages with them ;0)

MargaretR said...

I'd like to know how you made that plastic bag too Sue, it's quite wonderful.