a written account of our family's attempts at living closer to the earth, living more simply, and growing in the journey.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
things newly considered
Okay - there are certain items in life that I never considered one could, would, should make. I mean the idea of a cloth shopping bag made sense to me when the plastic bags came along and though I've been a bit slow on jumping on the bandwagon, this was always something I knew I could, would, should make. (Of course now I work for L.L.Bean and get Boat and Totes inexpensively and they just rock, so our shopping bags are purchased for stupid cheap) I just recently made some produce bags for myself of muslin - I need to make about 5 more, but this is also an item that makes a lot of sense to me and doesn't shock or concern my more mainstream friends. But now that I'm drinking lots of herbal teas and yummy loose leaf black tea - I'm about to make an item that wouldn't have ever occurred to me even 2-3 years ago. I'm going to make reuseable teabags out of muslin and thin cotton cord/thread. I found these instructions online: