Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I know I'm a little bit late but I've wanted to post all day. I didn't have a camera to take pictures with. Had to borrow Chris'. Somehow all of my rechargeable batteries have grown legs and walked away!

I sewed four more grocery bags today. I have one already cut and just waiting to be sewn together, but I'll have to do that tomorrow. Here are just 2 of the ones I made today. I can't wait to use them.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday! Woo hoo!

I still can't believe I set my alarm clock to wake me up early on a Sunday morning to go grocery shopping! I was afraid if I didn't get there early enough I'd be trapped by the hoardes of people shopping at the last minute (as I usually am). Chris and I set off with our grocery bags to see if they'll do as well as we thought they would. I actually had every intention of hitting the self-checkout lane but I had more stuff in my cart than I wanted to scan myself so I jumped into the nearest lane. I whipped out my bags on the unsuspecting checker-guy and he just looked at me funny for a second (I'm sure it was the bags and not ME!) and a checker-gal came by to help him bag. She asked me if I made the bags myself, to which I replied that I had, and that was that. I was surprised at how much stuff they held and how comfortable they were to carry. I did, however, feel a pang of guilt when I bought a rump roast and had to place it in a plastic bag, 'cause it was bleeding all over the place and I didn't want to nasty up my new bags! Is there another way to get around this? I am pleased to mention that they had a couple of bins of resuable bags for sale by the check-out lanes. Are they new or had I just not noticed them before?

I've got the rump roast in the crock pot for dinner and I'm going to be making hot wings and nachos to nosh on during the big game. Can't wait. In fact, pregame just started. Got to go now! Go Giants!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Re-use and repurpose!

Is your plastic grocery bag bin overflowing? Yes? Mine was and it bothered me. I do re-use them in many ways but I just found myself overrun with them nevertheless. I came across this blog called Wisdom of the Moon where she made some re-usable grocery bags from old sheets. I thought I'd give it a try. Her pattern was so easy to follow and I managed to get 9 bags from an old coverlet that I'd never, in a million years, use. (See pics below) Now all I have to do is put them to the test. Gotta get some munchies for our Super Bowl feast tomorrow. Go Giants!

Another good site to check out is

And a bag in which to put all of them.