I just wanted to show you my latest little sewing project completed- my plastic and paper bag holders. I made a big one for the kitchen, hanging here from a wine bottle holder (not being used- due to the pregnancy NO wine is allowed to be consumed in the house- so I don't feel left out :-D). (The occasional beer consumed by my extremely hard-working husband is however allowed). I know these bag holders aren't rocket science- I am a very amateurish sewer and don't challenge myself too much in that regard!!
The chicken fabric strip is so cute. I also made a matching one for small bags for the cat litter, hanging here near the cat-litter tray in the laundry. (Unfortunately we don't have a compost or a garden at this home- we rent and its not allowed:-( otherwise the cat litter could go straight into the compost/garden, as its biodegradable litter).
We have a tiny laundry- so I have been forced to be quite space-clever, and you will see the hanging baskets above the cat litter where I keep my cleaning products. I'm quite pleased with this, especially for when Peanut is at the age where you have to keep cleaning things out of reach. Ha- you can also see the bubble wrap I've taped to the corner of the hot water system's box- it was a nasty corner and I would hit my head on it nearly every time I bent to do the cat litter! (Am not missing this job since I've been pregnant- delegated to Shane so Peanut doesn't catch nasties).
You can also see my white board Bill List here on the laundry door, my saving grace.
By the way, as we are pretty good now at taking our canvas bags to the supermarket and to the food market, we rarely get plastic bags these days. I often find I have none to line the bin. Does anyone have a solution for this?? I've considered just throwing the rubbish straight into the outside wheelie bin with no plastic involved - but I'm not sure our council would appreciate this?? We have on occasion bought biodegradable plastic bags in the past, but they are expensive and they are still plastic- I don't want to buy them again. Shane brings bags home from work now and then, and I wash them in hot water and soap in case they had meat in them once (eww). P.s. we reuse any kind of plastic bag we get- those little triangle ones herbs come in, bread bags, the bags the free newspapers come in, we use all these for the cat litter. I hate plastic but I feel better if at least I use the bag 2 or 3 times.
Its nearly Friday, which means its nearly the weekend- Yay! "See" you again soon.