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MaxineBrandywine
« on: August 22, 2008 07:17:20 PM »

I have been thinking for some time that I want to shop with my own homemade bag. I finally made one and here it is complete with my own political statement. I didn't make it to save a tree, or to keep plastic out of the trash dumps or even to do my part to save the planet because some insist is now in a crisis. I made it for my own convenience. I will make 2 more bags in two different sizes. This one is 16"hi 12" wide and 5.5" deep. I buy the same basic stuff every week so I will plan the sizes accordingly. Each will have a message. I haven't decided what messages yet.




This bag is made of 100% organic materials...
50% Petroleum (oil)
25% Salt
25% Water
Guess what all this equals?
PVC or simply Vinyl

The total ingredients are vinyl window screen
The fabric is cotton and the thread is heavy duty nylon.

There is nothing that can take the place of oil. Certainly not wind or solar. Contrary to what some might say oil is not evil and the oil companies are not the enemy.

Please try to watch the show on oil Saturday evening on the History channel. Check your local listings. It's about how much stuff we use every single day that is made of or made using petroleum products. It's an incredibly long list!


Rock On
Maxine



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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 07:44:01 PM »

Nice. I love the checked handles. How well does the screen hold up? is it incredibly strong? Maybe I will try this,I have been working on some bags lately, and I love how lightweight this must be
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008 07:46:30 PM »

I read an article somewhere a while back that said that there was definitive proof that the oil lines in Alaska are actually good for the enviroment up there.  The wildlife love them.  Oil company's have been building roads of ICE to get to the rigs, so that they won't destroy anything.  I can't remember all of the neat facts as my mind is taken up with translating toddler to English and a million other neccessary facts,sorry Undecided

But thanks for making this bag.  I dig it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008 07:57:11 PM »

Haha! That's great! Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008 06:36:07 AM »

The only thing about oil is that there isn't an endless supply. What are we going to do when the oil wells run dry?

I love this bag, though. It looks so sturdy!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008 08:52:03 AM »

Thanks you guys...

Nice. I love the checked handles. How well does the screen hold up? is it incredibly strong? Maybe I will try this,I have been working on some bags lately, and I love how lightweight this must be

I don't know yet how well it's going to hold up. It's the first one I've made. But when I cut into it I could see that there were some strong looking fibers inside the outer black part that look like nylon. Other than that before I use it I need to go back and add a row of stitching to the main seams to reinforce them. I'll be happy to keep you posted on how it holds up.
It is practically weightless, yes, and yet it holds it's shape as well. I was even thinking of the bag person when I designed it.  Kiss

I read an article somewhere a while back that said that there was definitive proof that the oil lines in Alaska are actually good for the enviroment up there.  The wildlife love them.  Oil company's have been building roads of ICE to get to the rigs, so that they won't destroy anything.  I can't remember all of the neat facts as my mind is taken up with translating toddler to English and a million other neccessary facts,sorry Undecided

But thanks for making this bag.  I dig it!

You're welcome. I've heard the same kinds of stories. My understanding is that the area is very desolate and I believe it's the caribou they were probably refering to. The warmth coming from the pipeline aided in their survival and the herds flourished. I have no firsthand knowlege of this of course but I tend to believe it because it makes sense.

The only thing about oil is that there isn't an endless supply. What are we going to do when the oil wells run dry?

I love this bag, though. It looks so sturdy!

Chimunculus, I am not a scientist so I can't answer that. But I have been hearing as of late that the US has more oil under it's surface than any other country including Saudi Arabia. I don't know if it's true but if it is then I don't think we have anything to worry about. Those who do not want us to drill for any oil use that and many other arguments to keep us from drilling here.

My whole point in making this statement is to say... get facts from different sources and don't rely on information from just one side of any issue, including and especially this one, before you make up your mind. Otherwise you are letting someone else make it up for you. If you use common sense you can't be bamboozled.

Thanks for all the compliments guys. When I get the other two made I'll post them. I have some other stuff to do in the meantime.

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Maxine
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008 02:47:32 PM »

Hey:
Neat Bag!
As for other phrases that you could put on, well there are some neat sayings on "Cafe Press". They have t-shirts, mugs, etc. Go there and type in something like reusable bags, or recycling, or something like that.  They'll come up with lots of neat sayings for you to borrow.  Good luck.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008 10:54:36 PM »

Thank You Hat-and-bag-lady...that's a cute name btw...

thanks a bunch for the new site...

Here's a couple more back atcha

http://www.zazzle.com/typical_white_person_shirt-235056660237869470?gl=VeertotheRight
http://www.tshirthell.com/funny-shirts/al-gore-didnt-invent-the-internet-but-he-did-make-up-global-warming/

And I think I like this one the most...
http://www.cafepress.com/rightwingstuff/137138


I guess you can kinda tell which way I LEAN... RIGHT?!  Grin
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