Sunday, April 5, 2009

I hate plastic bags...

And I know I am not the only one. There seems to be today a movement going on, everyone seems to be using reusable cotton bags for shopping. Just some years ago it used to be only the elderly stingy bitter citizens who looked angry at you in the grocery line and took all the time in the world to find their little bag ( Often a old dingy thing, gotten as a promo-freebie from a bank ). That's not the way anymore. Now the hip kids use them as fancy accessories (just as people in Soviet Block used plastic bags in 70's - as fancy accessories...) Weird... I am not particularly young or fancy but I still hate plastic bags ( And has always done ).

All this going on and the fact that I finished the portfolio and had a lot of fabric leftovers kind of forced me to do something about it: I made 4 of these bags ( pose is he danish word for bag ). They are great. They can hold a lot more than the plastic bags and they are softer to hold, and you don't have to be worried that the handles will break on the way up the stairs leaving you with potatoes rolling down tree stairs, eggs all broken and a two year old who thinks this is all a lot of fun and quite interesting ( Oh yes we've been there... ). The bags are hanging in the hallway easy to grab on the way out.

Now I have to go on and pack for our little Easter holiday. We are taking three days in a nice country hotel surrounded by great nature... We are just going to relax and make others do the hard work... Happy Easter to everyone out there.


Dans på roser... said...

Så fine! =)
Jeg er enig med deg. Tøyposer er mye bedre, både for øyet og miljøet.
Det er så gøy at det har blitt hippt og trendy med tøyposer.

God påske.

Mette said...

De poser er for skønne, Mette. Ind til videre har vi kun en enkelt stof-pose, som til gengæld bliver flittigt brugt. Skønt fornemmelse når jeg siger nej tak til en plastic pose. Rigtig god tur - nyd det, pas på hinanden. knus Mette

Ulrika said...

Så fina! Och rena! Kul att gå och handla med såna påsar!

Haust said...

Heilt enig, stoffposar er så utruleg mykje betre enn plast - på alle måtar! Dine posar er lekre! :)

God påske!

tiel said...


I'm really good about not using plastic bags...but when my husband goes to the shops! !!!!!!!!!!

not so good. I really like yours.

savvy stitch said...

Your bags turned out great! Did you use a pattern, or make one up? I think I might make some of my own too.

erika said...

I have always two cotton bags in my bag and feel very guilty when I'm in the supermarket and find out that I forgot them and try to do everything not to use aplastic bag....;-)))
Your bags look really lovely and stylish!!

pamela said...

hi mette!
i'm so excited to have found your blog and read it for about 3 hours last night, scouring through all of your links! i'm so inspired i've been making lists of things to do all day and i can not wait to get started. i have a bunch of army green canvas that i have been saving and you just gave me the perfect project to do with it!

thanks for the inspiration. you have a beautiful world!


Anonymous said...

Hello Mette!
It's a long time since I follow your blog.I have found a lot of inspiration in what you show, your images, your thoughts,your world...the way you see life. It is a really pleasure to visit it. Thank so much.

By the way, is it possible to buy one of your beautiful and simply cotton bags? I love them...
I'm writing from Spain.

Kisses & hugs

Maria Rosa