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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Three R's

Used to be we had 3 R's - readin', (w)ritin' and 'rithmatic.  Now, with inflation, there are 4:  reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose.  Check out this very cool bag Mary Farrow Sinclair made for me out of old plastic grocery bags.  It feels like straw, and I expect will wear like iron.
Mary saves different brands to use for the colour;  I understand that's a blue Sears bag at the top.  How clever!

6 comments:

  1. It will wear like iron, believe me! I can remember a friend making these ages ago - must have been in the early-mid 80s? She also made hats using the same method, but I reckon they would have been hot and uncomfortable to wear.

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  2. What a great bag!! Is it knit or crocheted or...??

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  3. Very nice bag bag! I've seen rugs and hats made with plastic bread wrappers, but no purses. Some people are just so clever. It would make a great beach tote in a bigger size. No worry about it getting wet!

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  4. Love the bag. That is neat how she planned out the color. My kind of project for sure!

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  5. Crochet is her method. I can't believe that she cuts up plastic bags to make new bags!!!! But I've seen her do it!! I'm bringing her some bags when I visit next week at the Fibre Arts Festival. Who's going to be there???

    See you soon,
    Julia,
    daughter of the crazy yet thrifty Mary FS

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  6. I think this is a great idea. I don't crochet, but would be tempted to try one.

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