To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One Small Change

Woo hoo! I found my change for February. I was uncomfortably aware of all the plastic produce bags going into my cart last night as I shopped. Today, I followed this link from Sara's site. I've seen directions for other bags online, but I thought they were too heavy for produce. Cheesecloth weighs next to nothing. Yippee!

Updated 1/28 - I made one of these bags last night and I don't think I'll be making more with cheesecloth. It seemed like a lot of work for something that turned out to be so fragile. Perhaps there are different qualities of cheesecloth, but mine snags very easily and I just don't think this will hold up very well. Still, it's a great idea and now I'm looking for a stronger, yet still lightweight fabric. I'm thinking of re-using the mesh bags that some vegetables come in. If I fold down the top and add a drawstring through the double thickness, it should be strong enough, right? That way I don't have to purchase any additional material either. What do you think?

By the way, composting has been going great and everything that doesn't get fed to the ducks or squirrels goes into the compost pile. Shucks, it's not so hard to walk across the yard in my boots. *grins*

One Small Change isn't so hard after all is it? How's it going for you?

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry you had disappointing results with your produce bag. I have edited the tutorial to make sure that people realize it needs to be a tighter weave of cheesecloth to make sure that it is sturdy.