At last... a new post. It's been a while...I've been rather busy moving out of our urban pad to a lovely old little townhouse down the road. At last we have space.......and a garden. In between trying to remember what we'd packed in which boxes, my first batch of laundry was soon flapping on the washing line, and an idea for my next blog post was hatched.
I already had plenty of pegs of but something important was missing - one of those lovely litle bags to keep them in. Yes I could've bought one for a couple of quid from the value shop on the high street, but I wanted to make one a little bit more interesting and preferably waterproof. no messing around carrying it in and out. We'd been getting a fair amount of rain - I had soggy sheets out there - a cloth pegbag wouldn't stand a chance. At the same time I was dismayed at the growing pile of bin liners and plastic bags in the corner of my new kitchen as each box was emptied - I try not to use them normally but when moving house it's pretty difficult to avoid.
Anyway....you can see where I'm going .... recycled carrier bags made from what is known in craft circles as 'plarn' (plastic yarn)! Cut up and crocheted, in this case, in fur stitch - just like grass and decorated with a couple of little flowers and a butterfly. Turned out rather kitsch, in fact perfect for plastic! Very easy to make too. The only time-consuming bit was cutting up and joining the plastic but I found it quite thereapeutic. Have a go - give a plazzy bag a new lease of life with my downloadable 4 patterns in 1 and instructions. In the name of recycling and for our lovely planet, this one's on me.