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.
Adding this to a few linky parties, like this one


  1. That's cool!

    I want one....

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

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

  4. That is really cool, love it!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  11. You've been featured today. Go see. :)

  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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