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Monday, January 25, 2010

A tisket a tasket, a grocery bag basket.

My sister Gina called me last week to ask a favor.
We do that,
It usually involves moving furniture or building stuff.
This time it was for a donation to her MOPS auction.
This year they are doing a "green" theme.
Not green the color,
Green the ecopsychobabble.
Yeah, I recycle, I wrote all about it here.
A Basket full of earth friendly items is what she was thinking.
And the basket should be made of recycled material.
Which is why she called me.
I have made bags, I have made a rug, I have even made a hat for fun.
But a basket? That has to stand up on its own,
It has to be visually appealing, so people will use it in public rooms.
"I don't know if I can make a basket."
"I will play around and see if it is do-able."

This is what I came up with.


Another couple of hundred bags NOT going overseas to be "recycled".
A little recognition for my bags. (I know people are going to ask my sister if they can order one.)
and some blog fodder.
Hm, not a bad couple of afternoons for me!
Thanks, Safeway, Kohls, Lowes, Target, and Fred Meyer for providing me with free materials.
If I were selling this, I would charge about $30 for it because of the time involved.
Now, I understand the store has sold out of my tote bags, so I had better keep on going.
And Easter is just around the corner, so I need to perfect the basket for sales on Easter baskets.
gotta go cut up bags.
Karyn
Adding this to a few linky parties, like this one

23 comments:

  1. That's cool!

    I want one....

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  2. Very cool! Love it! Wish we lived closer so I could learn some crafting lessons from you and your Mom...

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  3. WOW...great idea and fabulous basket!

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  4. That is really cool, love it!

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  5. Oh my Gosh! That is freakin' awesome! I'd be charging more than $30 for that puppy. Good on ya!

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  6. Another WOW! You are most creative. Love seeing what you do. What's next? Can't wait to see!

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  7. How in the world did you do that??? I'm totally digging it. :) Thanks for linking up yesterday. :)

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  8. Love it! Great recycle, but just cute no matter what! Lezlee

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  9. Wowzers, that is a cool shopping basket! I love it...

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  10. This is quite wonderful. I want to learn to crochet, now! I did make a rug once with a toothbrush handle needle, but not crocheted. HMMM. IDEAS! Thanks!
    Sherry

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  12. Love the basket. That's why I want to learn to crochet, so I can do amazing things like this.

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