Back in January, I posted about the cupboard under the kitchen sink which was crammed with plastic grocery bags. I've been remembering to use my cloth grocery bags a lot more lately and am happy to report that the cupboard is still in pretty good shape. My husband has even complained that we don't have enough plastic grocery bags to line the small wastebaskets.
Though I'm happy the cupboard is still clean, I'm wishing I'd kept those bags a bit longer. Yesterday, I discovered My Recycled Bags.com. This clever blogger has made shopping bags, cell phone holders, backpacks and lots of other things out of recyled plastic grocery bags. I love it! She has directions for making "plarn" out of bags that you can use to crochet all kinds of cool things. The blog is full of free patterns and beautiful pictures. What a practical way to reuse clutter!
I'm going to have to collect some bags again so I can make one of the reusable shopping bags. If I can make mine look as good as hers do, I may have to whip some up for Christmas presents.