Sunday, February 03, 2008

Reuse and Recycle

In an effort to reuse the stuff that we have, I spent the afternoon making canvas grocery bags out of old curtains. The curtains were made of heavy canvas material and were originally used as a bedroom door in the yurt. Each curtain made one bag with very little waste. Since the curtains were already hemmed I had to do very little sewing.

Instead of buying something new I wanted to recycle something old, I found this bean pot in a junk store down the road. I really wanted a soaker pot for the bathroom that looked nicer that the ice cream container I was currently using. It fits well on the shelf above the toilet and it looks quite nice.


Susan said...

What is a soaker pot? For soaking stained clothes??

Marie N. said...

Thank you for asking, Susan. You beat me to the question!

Kim said...

Oops, I should have explained :) A soaker pot is for cloth female products soaking and waiting to be washed.