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Topic: Utensil Roll - Saving the World One Fork at a Time  (Read 18185 times)
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« on: February 02, 2008 03:43:14 PM »

My ongoing resolution is to create less impact on the environment.  As a 9-to-5er, I bring my lunch to work almost every day (in tupperware and a canvas bag).  Our office provides disposable goods in the lunch room, but it hurts throwing them away.  Well, I couldn't just bring my own set of utensils from home and leave them lying naked around my desk.  Inspired by some knitting needle and crochet hook rolls I've seen on Craftster, I made this...

In keeping with the low-impact theme of my resolution, I used leftover fabric from various projects (including a dress mom made me in high school) and purchased flatware from the thrift store.  I did have to buy a bias tape maker (this is my first homemade bias attempt), but I've already put that to plenty good use.   Smiley   I've gotten quite a few compliments from my co-workers and I hope to inspire them to reduce their impact as well.  EDIT: I also made a matching napkin to use instead of the paper napkins. Thanks sibyll for the reminder.  Smiley

Some "making of" pictures...

Getting the spacing of the utensils

Lining, the flap doubles as a towel to dry the utensils

Attaching the bias on the folds

Action shots at my desk

and at lunch

Thanks for looking! 
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008 03:51:27 PM »

Very cute and useful!   I love this idea. 
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008 03:54:45 PM »

great idea!!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008 03:56:59 PM »

Wonderful! How cute!!!

« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008 03:59:20 PM »

i love that idea! i always try to be eco-friendly, but its hard to sometimes. its very cute and such a great way to help out the environment.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008 04:32:51 PM »

It is very cute, and I love that it is saving the environment (in many ways Smiley)!
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2008 04:44:18 PM »

ah!  i am so inspired!! !:D  i love this it's so pretty!

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008 04:53:02 PM »

I love this idea! I made something similiar for my crochet needles but didn't even think about this! Thanks for the inspiration!
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008 05:42:35 PM »

It's so pretty! And is that a little matching napkin I see in the action shot??
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2008 05:43:24 PM »

I'm inspired!  I just made myself a crochet hook roll, now I need one for my forks!
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