Sunday, April 22, 2012

Make a Tee Shirt Bag

I wanted to share with you from another blog. "Delia" has a tutorial for making a produce type bag from and old tee shirt! There's not much sewing to it! She's very easy to understand for the cutting of the holes too! You can check it out here:

I might just make these bags for the extended family for Christmas. I think there are enough uses for the bags that they can all make use of them. Between trips to the beach or pool, farmers' market, or just to tote things around, I think they can all find a use for them. If they are really desparate, I would bet their kids would be able to help with a use.

I think I should get myself a couple made too. Last year I used my cloth grocery bags and got them dirty from just a trip to the farmers' market. So this way I can keep my grocery bags clean for the stores and have a bag that is easy to wash out by hand for the market. They will also be very handy for our annual trip up north to get apples, onions, etc for winter storage. And they will be handy to step out to the garden to pick a few items for making dinner.

If you want to make some but don't have any tees you want to use, pick up a few at the thrift stores, GoodWill, or even garage sales. They are pretty cheap to buy at these locations.

Now I'm wondering how many I need just for me! Making some for me first will be a good trial-run so to speak for making them for gifts.

And what colors do I want? I think for myself, I'll stick with the darker colors of purple, red, green, blue.... I think the pastel or light colors will show stains too easily after they've been used a while.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

(And look at all that black fleece!)
All I need to know I learned...from the Easter Bunny!
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Do any of you remember mohair yarn and wrapping a boyfriend's class ring with it so it would fit your finger and be all fluffly and soft?
We are now "manufacturing" mohair on the hoof! As of today, I'm the ESTATIC owner of 2 Angora does (yearlings).
Being I'm no longer going steady and wrapping a ring that is far too large for my finger, I'm going to have some fleece to sell and some to enjoy knitting with. I bet it will make some wonderful baby booties too!
I do love and enjoy my goats and these 2 girls are a very welcome addition to the herd!