Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Sometime I have an idea and it is just soooo cool I think no one else can possibly have thought of this right?!  Well in the last post I had talked about re-usable produce bags.  I did not want to buy them but I was sure I had something around the house that would work.  Well I was saving my old onion/orange bags to crochet some dish scrubbies out of and I decided to use those for my produce bags...

I crocheted a drawsting on the top of the bag to keep it closed.  I think this is soooo cool!  I googled it to see if anyone else had thought of this and I found one page where a lady crocheted some handles on a bag but I really like the drawstrings.  They keep the produce in.

Also I made some cloth napkins.  This is something I have wanted to do for awhile.  I had some of my great-grandmothers, some I found at thrift stores, and then I made a couple.  I used the rip napkins pattern I found on Wee Folk Art but it didn't work so great for this fabric.  Since I got so much of it I am going to try and figure something else that works out better.  Hopefully I can post on that later this week.

If you don't like to make things yourself the thrift store is a great place to find napkins.  I got the ones on the top left for .25 each with 75% off so I paid about 6 cents each!  Not only are these way less wasteful then paper napkins they are a money saver too!  Always a plus!