Tuesday, June 24, 2008

summer craft project~fusing plastic bags

today, i spent the better part of my day, in my sweltering loftice*~ putting the finishing touches on an article for an on-line magazine in the uk (i can't seem to leave well enough alone and now i'm thinking it needs a few illustrations) my eyes feel like small burning raisins, rattling in their sockets. i think i need air conditioning.
zapped of blogging energy, i leave you with this, reduce~reuse~recycle, idea from the very lovely erin loechner/design for mankind (who happens to be my home girl, she lives a mile from me) :
learn all about how to use your plastic shopping bags, an iron, a sewing machine and a few simple tools to create this:
for the full tutorial click {here}
*for those of you familiar with the garaffice**, i have upgraded to the loftice. a lovely loft area above what was the garaffice. the loftice is awaiting final touches and is wonderful save for the fact that it easily reaches 90 degrees on summer days.
**garaffice-a garage turned interim office, inhabited by 'me' last winter. and blogged most courageously by 'me' here.

9 comments:

BonjourBruxelles said...

I know I do this (probably too much) a lot...but I'm now going to use 'my eyes feel like small burning raisins' just to emphasize some overworked moment I'm having. I'm all for hyperbole.

Oh, and yeah, bag fusing-great idea. Especially since we have all these wacky bags from Brussels that seem to multiply when no one's looking.

Kathy said...

Shut up....THAT IS SO CUTE!!
what a fabulously fantastic idea! I'm going to surprise my mom and make one from all her favorite stops (ok, so I'm going to dream about making it as I don't have an ounce of time).
Truly a fabulous idea. This should be published in a magazine in the states, not just the UK. :)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Congratulations on the article - can wait of a peak of the offtice. We sadly bid the garoftice adieu.

Fifi Flowers said...

That's interesting... talk about recyling bags!

petit elefant said...

I'm totally going to try this. By the way, I blogged about you yesterday. Hope that's ok.

beachbungalow8 said...

oh gosh, please use my hyperboles with great abandon. it's only to make everyone around you REALIZE how productive you are.

mrs. b~i know you of all people appreciate the pain of the garoffice. so, thank you for your support.

please send me any finished shots of this summer project. it's such a great idea. i can only sit on the sidelines wishing i was so productive.

design for mankind. said...

HA, you are soooooo cute, Megs. Let's have a beach date soon, yes? :)

projectecoart said...

This is a great idea. Thanks!

cc said...

I have made a TON of these bags and love them all! They are fun to personalize. I didn't do the plastic handle action - wasn't strong enough so I used wide twill tape and grosgrain ribbons. Really great bags - I love them!

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