I love no work Mondays. They are wonderful!! Today, Chloe got me up about 9:30am. I got up, finished the project I was working on, and had some breakfast. Then I got a wild hair and cleaned the kitchen and master bathroom. I met my sister at Beauty Oasis at 1pm for hair with Michael. I just got a color wash and cut today. It looks pretty nice. He does great work.
After the hair appointment, we came back to my house for a hot dog BBQ. My nephew (now 10 months old) was the main entertainment.
We played the conga together.
He plays better than I do. But the conga is taller than he is.
It was a fun afternoon/evening.
The other exciting thing today was finishing the project I started last night.
What do you get when you take this:
You get this! (yes, the groceries are still on the table. I needed the bags…)
And then, this.
And finally. You get this.
Now, this needs some explaining. I was feeling a need to crochet, but didn’t feel like doing anything regular. I was flipping through Not Your Mama’s Crochet by Amy Swenson and saw a bag made of out of recycled plastic bags. I thought, “hey, I could do that.” So, I grabbed the bags off the groceries, found my scissors, and went for it. Twenty-one bags and a K hook later, this bag is what I came up with. I didn’t follow a pattern and it got ripped back about 3 times. The handles I had in a box and I think they came out of a clearance bin at a fabric store. I like how the black lettering on the plastic bag made black variegations in the crocheted bag.
I’m not sure what to use the bag for. It’s the right size for a small purse, or possibly a bag lunch. It would also make a great back for gathering sea shells at the beach. Hmm.. maybe we need to take a trip…