Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Re-purposed Walmart Shopping Bag

The wicker basket that holds all my winter stuff like hats, scarves, and glove totally fell apart the other day, and I was trying to think of something I could use that didn't sit on the floor. Then it hit me - make something that hangs from a coat post or maybe a hook. I liked the color of this Walmart bag, and since they are so inexpensive, I thought I would make something from it. 
I cut a cresent shape out of the back starting from the far side of the handles. Then I took the handles and used them as binding for the opening of the bag. It was still too wide open, so I sewed both ends to the opposite side of the straps, and viola! A hanging bag holder thingy. It actually works pretty well, and the two opening at the top far right and left are perfect for umbrellas. 
 

Kayaking the Willametta

I started out at Oak's Park, then I went around Ross Island. It took about four hours. I was exhausted when I got back to Oak's Park...