Found this info last year and recently connected with it. Funny thing is that it has been on my mind to sort out our plastic bag situation for a week or so, and have been interested in making a DIY bag for my choir music as well as using a few for carrying the shopping. Anyways, on perusing my long list of ‘sites to be further investigated when time permits’ I found the Morsbag site again, and thought it might be of interest to you.
So why would it be of interest? One plastic bag not used is one plastic bag that does not go into the environment one way or another. Not sure what to do with those smaller plastic bags that the veggies have to be put into at the supermarket. Been saving those. Thought I would cut them up into strips and crochet shopping bags as well. Plastic is a bit thin though, not sure if they would be very strong. Apparently you can iron plastic bags together to make a more rigid piece of 'fabric'. Not sure what I could do with that piece of 'fabric' afterwards. Will file that possibility away in the recesses of my mind for the moment. Will stick to making a few Morsbags. They are quick, easy, and I shall post up a photo when I have got round to making them!
Interestingly, it is suggested on the Morsbag site that you create a 'pod' of like minded people who go out and about donating these homemade bags for free in an effort to get make people more aware about using recyclable bags. I think that is a grand idea. I like the idea of forming a French pod. Not sure how I would fit that activity in though. Will put that idea on hold until I can find a window of time in which to explore further that idea. When I have finished scything. When I have caught up with the housework. When I written my books. When...... But it is nice to have lots of things on the go. It is better to have lots of interesting projects even if one does not get round to getting them all worked on, because it stops one from sitting around twiddling ones fingers in boredom. Keeping on learning new things and investigating new projects really does keep one interested in life, stops the brain from fugging up as well, plus does not allow houseroom in one's mind about the ever onward galloping of the days of one's life.
Been up since 5. Ploughed my way through 6lbs of plums for
jamming. Then cooked up some wool in the dying pot. Top of my stove has a pot
of simmering plums, a pot of simmering wool, and a pot of now cold cooked grain
for the pigs. It looks a mess. Not to
worry, smallholding life demands such a diversity of things cooking away on the
Have come to a bit of a halt with haymaking. We do not have any more storage space for the DIY hay bales, plus the physical effort of working out on the field while we have high temperatures and / or high humidity and / or high pressure due to cloudy skies is tiring me out. But I am not quitting the Hay Project just yet. Will continue on when the weather permits, but no more hay bales. I think it is time to have a go at building a hay stack. It will only be a smallish hay stack, but it should be quicker than doing the DIY hay bales.
So now I need to investigate how to do this task by going on to YouTube. Someone, somewhere, will know how. God bless YT! And God bless you! Hope you have a load of projects on the go as well. Hope you have a go at making a Morsbag or two, or three, etc.