Spring is in the air here at Chateu Rambling Designs!
Little Primroses bloom and the Violets with their wonderful scent! Can’t wait until I get more blooms and try some of the wonderful recipes I find here and there for the Violets. (Primrose blooms are edible too, btw)
I have been busy. I have been knitting for Charity (update coming Tuesday after next, so no pictures of it now) . I have also been busy making a new bag. Since in June of this year Washington State bans all plastic grocery bags (YAYYYYY) we will need pretty re-usable bags. I have used them for years and have literally a ton of them (after the last sort through and toss out of the worn out ones I am left with 25 (I did a head count just for this post) of the store-bought ones and at least 6 hand made ones. BUT I want to replace the store-bought ones with hand made ones as well. They are just prettier. Why do I need so many, you ask? Because I have them tied together in groups of five.
Five bags are what we usually use when we go shopping. I have two groups of five on the back console of the car. When I go in the store I grab one of them. I fill them up with groceries and put the full bags in the trunk of my car, where the other bundles of five await. I take out a new bundle and place it on the console. When I get home, I unload the trunk and the bags and wash them right away. I am a bit OC about washing the bags, I know, but with all the “stuff” floating in the stores, and all the people touching our produce and what not.. I am rather careful… So when the bags are washed, they get tied back together and put in the trunk, awaiting their next turn in the shops! And I always have fresh and clean grocery bags!
The lining for this bag was made from an old pillow case I got from a friend 🙂
What else is new around here? not much really…. OOOOHHHH! YES one thing! I am currently working on a tutorial for you!
To make one of these:
A box out of book pages! YAYYY! 🙂
Tutorial coming next week some time, so stay tuned! 🙂