Rag Rug #2

The second rag rug is off the loom.

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Rag Rug #2

I am still having lots of tension issues so instead of continuing with the warp and the next rug, I rolled the warp all forward and re-rolled it back onto the back beam.  This time with paper between the warp strings instead of the card board strips.  We’ll see how that goes.

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Twill for this rug.

I wove twill this time and really like the pattern, but it’s not as tight as the first one that was woven in even weave.

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Hem.

This one also has a hem instead of fringe which I like much better.  The third rug will have a hem and be woven in even weave.  I’m learning as I go!

T-shirt Rag Rug Weaving

I finally got my table loom up and warped!!  Boy did that take a LONG time!

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312 ends warped!

I have been wanting to weave some rag rugs out of t-shirt yarn.

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T-shirt yarn from the kid’s old t-shirts.

I have saved the kids t-shirts and they are stored in boxes.  The plan all along was to make yarn from them and weave rag rugs.  Finally, I am getting around to doing it!

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The first little bit.

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Closeup of t-shirt weaving.

It seems to be going ok.  My warp is not as even as I would like it.  I will need to figure out what I did before I warp again so I can get a more even one next time.

Plastic Crochet Tote

I’m at it again!!  I had more plastic bags from bread, TP, and other things that I have been saving.  img_5186

Here it is!  This one is different from the others that I have done as this one has a rectangular base.  I like this much more as it is easier to pack.img_5188

It looks on the smaller side, but it actually holds quite a bit.img_5187

I liked it so much I started a new one!!

Linking up with Hookin on Hump Day over at Petals to Picots!

Recycling…

I love to make things out of stuff that would otherwise go in the trash! In that vein…img_4268

I made a little tote bag out of the bag our wild bird food came in.  It’s actually quite sturdy.

I put in a box pleat on the bottom to give it a little depth and I cut off part of the bag to make the handles.img_4269

I think this is going to be the perfect size bag to bring to the grocery store!

Ta Da!

The second crochet plastic bag is finished!IMG_1721

This rectangle shape is much better and I think it will be more useful that the first one.  It’s still a little big so the next one will be about half this size.IMG_1720

What a sport she is!  This bag went together much more quickly than the other one.

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In use!

It was quickly put to use on my next shopping trip and worked really well.  I did get a few strange looks when I pulled it out of the cart, but no one actually said anything to me.  I wouldn’t put anything super heavy in here – no cans, but I used it for boxes of crackers, small baking supplied and of course my son’s favorite chips!

Plastic Bag of Plastic Bags

Well…the first plastic bag is completed…

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Kind of big and bulky.

It turned out a little wonky.

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A little big.

I think it’s too big and I’m not sure I really like the round bit.

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Close up.

It did go together pretty quickly.

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What’s with those wiiide straps??

I don’t quite know what I was thinking when I was making the straps…

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Apples.

This is not a very good picture, but I did use it at the grocery store and put my apples in it.  It does work pretty well, but it’s way too big.  I think next time I will make a rectangle bag more like a regular grocery bag.