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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Bags, Bags and more bags

If you live in South Australia you will know that the government has banned plastic shopping bags.
I have been busy making some of my own.
One I used a charm pack and stiffening so it is a little more rigid the other has no stuffing but rolls up small enough to fit into my normal handbag.

5th of May Bag

This one was also made out of a charm pack. It was for a friend as a work bag.

5th of May Bag




21 comments:

Lorraine said...

Good work Leanne! I have almost finished a bag for Rhiannon to take to school using this fab pattern.....!! I have been thinking I should make up some more to take to the shops.....then I need to remember to put them in the car! LOL
Happy Mothers Day!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

They're great bags Leanne. We still have plastic bags and I have to admit that I am really guilty of using them because I always forget to take an alternative. I really must try harder!

Lucy x

nicolette said...

Great bags Leanne! Love the pattern!

We are still using plastic bags and though they are made of recycable plastic we should better start using fabric ones.

Kris said...

I love the title of this post! (I think too many bags are never enough!) Lovely bags too. So fresh and happy! (Okay, I know bags can't really be happy, but you know what I mean.) I have failed the new unplastic bag test almost everytime this week. Nothing like getting to the checkout and answering, "Bags? Did I bring bags? Ummm... no." It can only get better!

jacquie said...

i need to do this...because those plastic bags are so easy and available i haven't made my own. shame on me! yours are so cute!

Andi said...

Very gorgeous!!

Cicero Sings said...

Love the cheerful shopping bags. We buy the reusable bags at the store but how much nicer to look at are these!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely bags.......

gertie said...

Love the charm squares! Go SA! How long will it take the other states to get their acts into gear?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope they do the same in WA! Love your new shopping bags - practical and pretty!

Riches Stitches said...

Grocery shopping could almost be fun if you have these beauties to put the loot into.
Jane 80)

periwinkle said...

I just adore the monkey bag -- I think the UK government should do something about plastic bags -- I take non plastic bags with me but more often than not still end up using at least one plastic bag. These I either take to my local fruiters for them to use or back to the supermarket for recycling.... I think you should sell your bags - they are just lovely :-)

Jenny said...

Lovely lovely-Yay no more plastic bags!

Sheryl said...

Thanks for the inspiration, those bags look great, I have fabric in my cupboard for shopping bags I think it is about time I made them up, good with the charm squares as well...

Jean said...

Good for you... we have more and more... what they call "green bags" here in the U.S. and well, that's all fine and good but half the time I forget them either at home or in the car until it's time to check out! Aurgh!!!! One day I will remember and the clerk will be sooo surprised! LoL...

Shiree said...

ooh Leanne, what inspiration, we have the same plastic bag policy being introduced here very soon, so I shall be busy making some of these also....and some for family and friends

Margaret said...

These bags are great i would love to make one, you have probably said it somewhere but what pattern did you use??

Stina said...

You bags is wonderful.. love the "Swell" or "Sweet" one.. :o)

Renee said...

your bags look fantastic - well done!

SandyCarlson said...

These are really great. I am glad the bags are banned. They are horrible. Your alternatives are beautiful, though.

May Kristin said...

Love your bags! Need to make some for myself!