Tuesday, August 21, 2007

See what my big bags hold!

Today was my big shopping day and I promised to show everyone just what my bags will hold. Just to let you know this is just a portion of what I bought. I had almost a $200 order including what I bought for my father. I still need to make more bags. Everything won't fit into four bags.

Here are the four bags full. Not very good photography and now you can see my messy kitchen, but I think you'll get the idea.
Then I unpacked the bags to show you what was inside. I hope you can get an idea now :)
What do you think? I didn't bother to itemize everything. That's a lot of groceries. I'm very happy with what they hold and they are very sturdy! Ok, now I have to go and put all of this away:)

23 comments:

  1. Darling, this is so FAB! I'm contacting the Al Gore people right away.......!

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  2. No way! Those 4 bags hold ALL THAT?!?! That's so amazing. They must be very strong bags too.

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  3. That's wonderful! I can see these being used for other things than shopping bags, too. Thank you for sharing the pictures..and what's a kitchen for if not to use?? Looks great to me.

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  4. Wow! I think that is pretty amazing - they must be really strong!

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  5. WOW!! They really do hold alot! I can't wait til they are top of my knitting queue!! :-)

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  6. goodness, that's a lot of groceries there, hon!! Now do your bags do a good job of distributing the weight that they hold?

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  7. wow! those bags hold a lot of groceries! hopefully they don't end up being too heavy to carry... ?

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  8. I love that idea, and you can put so much stuff in there. I'm thinking this may be a great way to store yarn and other crafting supplies! Great job!!!

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  9. I have been following your bag progress and diligently cutting my bags into strips. Some day, I might have one bag.

    When you said messy kitchen, I thought you were referring to all the stuff on the table. I had to go back to the first picture and still don't see anything for you to be embarrassed about.

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  10. Wow, those really hold a lot. I need to get cracking on some. WE go to a store where we have to bag our own grocery and if we don't have our own bags it costs .03 each for a bag.

    Cora

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  11. wow - absolutely amazed and jealous cuz i know i'll never find the time to make one!

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  12. That is amazing. I will have to cut some strips I have been saving all the bags.

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  13. Those are awesome, look at that haul! Do your hands hurt trying to carry those? Or are the straps wide enough that you don't feel like you are going to lose your fingers?

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  14. wow you definitely win the conservationist prize!

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  15. I am so impressed! Not only by what the bags hold but your diligence in finding exactly the right design, size and following through with all of that.

    It is already paying off. I am getting awfully close to throwing in the towel and just knitting one of these up. Usually our grocery store will credit us if we bring in our own bags as well.

    Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and for your inspiration, hakucho! You did good! :)

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  16. Holy crap! OK, I'm off to cut up plastic grocery bags and knit up my own bag RIGHT NOW! :)

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  17. You have started something big here!! Let me know when you're on the tv circuit.

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  18. Wow, these are wonderful. And you are saving the earth, good for you. I have a question for you about the flower power washcloth I saw that you made. Do you have any pictures of how you do the center, once the petals are made. I am stuck on that part, and saw that you made one and thought I would ask you. Thanks, Debi

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  19. That's awesome! I figured since I had a long weekedn, I was going to start cutting up the bags that are around, maybe start knitting Labor Day afternoon.

    You've inspired me!

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  20. holy moly! amazing stuff... I'm so proud of you. We've been using cloth bags for about 9 months now. I love them, and the fact that the plastic in my house is almost nil :-)

    I'm so proud that you are turning green!

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  21. Wow!!! That is spectacular! Those bags hold so much!!!

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