Wednesday, February 16, 2011
It's What I've Been working on Wednesday! Guess what it is!
Guess what I made?
Wow Kris, that's the ugliest purse i've ever seen! First wool underwear & now this? Maybe you need a vacation... or 2.
Nope... it's an insulated grocery bag liner for frozen/cold foods! Yes, it's ugly, but it will always be inside of a grocery bag, so who cares! I don't know about you, but I always have one more stop to make, or a kid to pick up from school, and sometimes those frozen foods don't go straight home & into the fridge/freezer. This will keep them cold/frozen much longer, because wool is naturally insulating.
I made it in the basic shape of a paper grocery bag (sides & a bottom, though it's hard to tell from the picture), so it will stand up like one, even if you place it in a floppy bag, like the one I used below. In the next ones I make, I will use basic rectangles for the front & back, but for this one I tapered it toward the top, so I could incorporate the piece of cardigan I had on hand for the closure.
How do you use it? Just put the insulated liner in your grocery bag, put your cold/frozen groceries in....
... button it up...
... and you're ready to go!
This is a great way to use up those sweaters that felted up a bit too thick for it's intended project. For these, the thicker the better!
As always, I love to see what you've been working on, so feel free to post your finished recycled wool projects on my Facebook Page!