Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grocery Sac Holder

I understand that anyone who has read my Facebook rants about grocery store sacs may be confused about this post. If you haven't...lemme splain. I am one of 'those people' who insists on taking my reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. I have very strong opinions about not being wasteful and needlessly destroying this beautiful planet we live on. I have not gone completely hippie-living 'off the grid' or anything but I think that if you can do small things everyday to make a difference then DO IT! Not using plastic shopping bags that eventually end up in a landfill or even worse down the gullet of a whale is a simple, easy change we can make and make a small difference.

Now that you had to sit through my preaching, I will tell you what my usual rants consist of...I have a problem with people who do not possess the most basic common sense. As far as I am concerned, logic should be one of those things that all people should have a basic understating of. In addition, like traffic laws, there should be repercussions for not following the 'logic rules'. For example, if a customer comes into the market with a stack of reusable shopping bags, logic would indicate that she does NOT want her milk (that has a build in handle) in a plastic bag. She also does not want her 5 lb sac of potatoes (that are already in a bag) placed into TWO plastic bags, and so on and so forth.  I swear I am going to make up business cards that offer classes in logical of charge even. OK, I'm off my soap box...on to the crafty item. ;)

Quilting and decorative stitches.
Even though I feel so strongly about this subject, my husband has been slow going on this. He is starting to come around now that he cuts grass all day and sucks up rouge bags in his mower. lol So I occasionally have bags in the house either from my hubby doing some shopping or from me not paying attention to the store bagger as he is putting the meat into a bag to then put it into my shopping bag. I do keep them around for cleaning out the cat box.
I found this pattern somewhere some time ago and have finally gotten around to making it. I wasn't sure how it was going to look so I used fabric I didn't really like all that much but now that it is together I don't completely hate it.

Waiting for sacs.


pnewl said...

Love it. I made several of those when I first saw em in Australlia. This is very cool.

Shay said...

You'll be pleased to know that plastic bags are illegal where I live unless they're biodegradable and break down in about 2 hours. Therefore we all take re-usable shopping bags with us everywhere.

Love your plastic bag holder.

Anonymous said...

very interesting, thanks