You know that book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, where the mouse is forever being reminded of something else he wants to do?
(Paraphrased) "If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. And if you give him a glass of milk... he'll want to look in the mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache. And when he looks in the mirror, he'll notice that his hair needs a trim..." and so on and so forth.
Sometimes I feel like that mouse.
I go upstairs to get something for one project, and I get sidetracked into a totally new project.
Today, for example, I went into the office/sewing room to look for tabbed dividers for a 3-ring binder. And when I came out 45 minutes later, I had made these:
Like the mouse in the book, when I entered the office I noticed my basket of fabric. And it reminded me that I wanted to make little sacks for bulk foods from the co-op. The inspiration came from an internet article written by a former student's mother.
I started with three small sacks for the bulk foods I buy in small batches, like nuts. Now that I've got the hang of it, I think I'll make some larger ones for foods like rice, lentils, and beans.
|Cat fabric. No surprises there.|
The ties are sewed into the seam, so they'll never get lost!
I just need to finish the ends of the ties with a little hand-sewing, and they're done!
I've been meaning to do this for awhile now, to avoid bringing home more plastic bags. If you have a grocery store in your area that sells food in bulk, you should consider making your own bulk bags!