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cindyjane
« on: September 09, 2008 10:05:19 PM »

I've been playing with plastic bags, it's so much fun.  Here's a picture of some flowers I made:


and here's a thing - I don't know what else to call it, and I don't know what to do with it, but it's lots of granny squares crocheted together.  It's like a quilt, but not very practical!  Any ideas for a finished projected would be happily accepted!! Undecided


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008 10:22:11 PM »

a granny square purse!!! this is such a great way to recycle plastic bags (into new cuter bags, maybe?)
I would love to know where you learned that type of granny squares, they are so pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008 10:30:24 PM »

Great work with the plastic flowers & granny squares!

I think it would make a fantastic market bag, or even an outdoor tablecloth/picnic quilt Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008 10:30:48 PM »

I love how your flowers and quilt-thing are so colorful. I can't believe they're made out of plastic bags! And I agree with great_heights! A granny square bag would be great for groceries and would help save the planet!   Grin By the way cindyjane, thanks for giving me the opportunity to make my first post.  Wink
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wawamommy
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008 05:06:52 AM »

Those are neat!  What about outdoor cushion covers?  You could cover your patio set's seat cushions, or whatever.  The colors are nice an bright, it would be so groovy!  Just my two cents, and I may do this for my set for next year! Wink
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ritapizza
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008 10:35:06 AM »

OMG that's awesome! they look really great! wow, I'm never able to find so many plastic bag colors!
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Summ3r
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008 04:37:38 PM »

cool way to recycle...
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Llynn
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008 11:11:46 AM »

Throw it down on the porch for a rug.  THe plastic creates static that helps get the dirt off your feet...
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Cabin Fever
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008 07:02:09 PM »

I agree, a market bag would be great for these.  Great way to recycle!
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cindyjane
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008 07:22:00 PM »

Thanks all, good suggestions.  I was thinking of outdoor cushions, I might do them later.  Now I'm going to turn it into the granny square purse - all sewn up in rows the squares looked to big, but once I hung them on the diagonal, it looked really pretty.  I'll post it when I've finished.  the motif was posted by someone a little while ago, it's really nice, a bit like stained glass I think. http://stormyzcrochet.weebly.com/dream-weaver-square.html

I've used lots of those stinky scented kitchen tidy bags,they come in heaps of colours.  My sister bought a few packets, but they weren't the right size for her rubbish bin.  But you have to hang them outside for about a week, to get rid of the smell (unless you like it of course, but I hated it, it made me sneeze and gave me such a headache!)

Anyway, I'm glad you like my work-in-progress, as my friends are all convinced I'm going crazy!
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