I am so glad that you like what I made and I love how you describe how they fit into your life..I made myself a matching pillow for my house. (I may have to go and eat some matching chocolate now too..)
Lindy, thanks for the kind words
trust me, when they charge you the equivalent of about 40c for each plastic bag, you soon start to remember to bring shopping bags..lol...Ireland hasn't banned plastic bags, just banned stores from giving them out free, there is a mandatory charge on plastic shopping bags, which quickly adds up, when they brought in the 'ban' our plastic bag usage dropped about 96% in a year!!...which means a lot less litter...even though it is a giant PITA at times, I don't know anyone who doesn't support the ban. Incidentally, stores don't give paper bags as an alternative, unless you are buying stuff like clothing, ie non-grocery items.