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Thread: Creating bags out of reusable shopping bags.

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    I remember seeing a "how to" ages ago, on how to turn those cloth reusable shopping totes into your own designer bag. It went through the steps of covering the whole thing.

    And of course, now that I actually want to read it, I can't find it anywhere. Have searched and either I'm going blind or I'm losing my marbles! ;) I can't remember if it was here, or was a link to somewhere else shown on here.

    Does anyone remember it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I remember seeing a "how to" ages ago, on how to turn those cloth reusable shopping totes into your own designer bag. It went through the steps of covering the whole thing.

    And of course, now that I actually want to read it, I can't find it anywhere. Have searched and either I'm going blind or I'm losing my marbles! ;) I can't remember if it was here, or was a link to somewhere else shown on here.

    Does anyone remember it?
    Blue Chicken...I am so glad to see you again!

    Yes, I remember the posting, but have no idea where it is. Sorry.

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    Here's a website that has lots of bags you can make. It might have something you can use: http://tipnut.com/35-reusable-grocer...free-patterns/

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    also glad to see you again

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    Thanks :)

    I wish I could remember where it was, tried searching again last night but no luck.

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    I think I found it. Whew! Took using lots of different key words. I put in 'reusable shopping' and hit on this one. It looks like what you described. Yeah!!!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-32005-1.htm

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    Thank you, I did see that one :)

    The one I remember did the whole shopping bag though. It's probably easier to just have a go and figure it out myself, I'm being lazy trying to find the instructions! lol

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    Blue, I'm a new member of this board, but you're an old friend because I've been a phantom member for a long time and always love seeing your posts. I had noticed you on another forum and meant to say "Hi" there. I've missed you and am glad to "see" you again. I still love to see pics of the real blue chicken - I wonder if they would be compatible with my barnyard chickens. What a cross they would make with my chickies. Are you still doing the "Jane" quilt? I got to see Klue's pic yesterday.
    Hello from Texas

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    Blue, It is so good to see you on the board again. Is the blue chicken the Takehae?

    We went to Tititiri Matangi Island last year when we were in NZ and met Greg the naughty Takehae that is the mascot.

    Here are the pics we took. He roamed all over even in the gift shop. He wasn't frightened of people at all. He seemed to get attached to hubby for a while...hmm...just after the second pic was taken, he ahhh...nipped my DH very close to a very tender part of his anatomy! LOL :lol:

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    I would love to see if anyone remembers where this post is to cover those reuseable cloth bags totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllaBud
    I would love to see if anyone remembers where this post is to cover those reuseable cloth bags totally.
    I have looked and looked, but can't seem to find it...how frustrating!

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    Do you think that Admin will know where it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Blue, It is so good to see you on the board again. Is the blue chicken the Takehae?

    We went to Tititiri Matangi Island last year when we were in NZ and met Greg the naughty Takehae that is the mascot.

    Here are the pics we took. He roamed all over even in the gift shop. He wasn't frightened of people at all. He seemed to get attached to hubby for a while...hmm...just after the second pic was taken, he ahhh...nipped my DH very close to a very tender part of his anatomy! LOL :lol:
    LMAO

    I do feel a little guilty laughing about poor DH's tender bits getting nipped but that's so funny! ;)

    The Blue Chicken is a Pukeko, which is kind of a cousin of the Takahe.

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    And I'm starting to wonder if it was somewhere else I saw the bag thing. It was all about completely covering a shopping bag with fabric, so the original bag became the lining. I haven't had time to sit down and figure it out, but have been randomly searching when I have a spare second.

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    Blue, don't feel guilty...I found it rather humorous myself! 'Course DH didn't at the time. Lol

    I think we saw pukekos too. DD just said she managed to miss hitting one while driving the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    No, but that's very cool! Thank you :)

    The one I saw used the cheap fabric reusable shopping bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Blue, don't feel guilty...I found it rather humorous myself! 'Course DH didn't at the time. Lol

    I think we saw pukekos too. DD just said she managed to miss hitting one while driving the other day.
    Yeah, they're often dead on the side of the road, especially on the highway.

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    My friend said that they saw it on this site too. I'm going to PM Admin. Keep your fingers crossed.

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