Tuesday, November 11, 2008

reusablebags.com - BYOB - "BRING YOUR OWN BAG"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items
RSS Designs Wearable - Internet Shop of Wearable Items
RSS Crochet Thread Plus - Internet Shop of Crochet Thread

As I have mentioned this before, anyone who knows me or has read some of my blog knows how I feel -- I HATE those disposable bags (both plastic and paper) and I use and promote reusable bags.

I recently discovered the wesite http://www.reusablebags.com/ and am putting their plastic bag counter here on my blog! I found out about it from http://www.greenbaglady.blogspot.com/, who I had found out about from http://www.mygoodhouse.wordpress.com/, who I found out about on Twitter because mygoodhouse is following me there!!

reusablebags.com is great for those who are looking to buy reusable bags online, but I either get mine locally at Trader Joe's or make them myself!!!

Here are a few examples of reusable bags I have made.

First of all, for going to the Post Office or just around where I live, I have my own green bag which I crocheted years ago that I use all the time - people in my neighborhood know it well - it is a shoulder bag. I crocheted it with Peaches and Creme Emerald Green and Shades of Green worsted cotton yarn. I refuse the disposable bags all the time around my neighborhood - what I buy either goes in my trusty green shoulder bag - or one of my little canvas bags that I use if I buy heavier things. Here is a picture of my trusty hand-crocheted (by me!) green reusable bag!!

I also make reusable bags for gifts and to sell. Here are a few examples of some I have for sale on Etsy:

First, I have a Gift Bag that I crocheted in yellow, green and red - a Poinsettia Bag!! It is in my shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13688791.

Next, I have some bags that I made and sell in my etsy shop for wearables that can be used as reusable bags -

1. Hand-Crocheted Tote Bag with a squared-off flat bottom and shoulder-length straps in bright red and white: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12929064

2. Hand-crocheted small shoulder bag with a coin purse - it could be used as a small reusable bag/tote or like a shoulder-strap purse: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15451961

All of these bags are actually my own designs put together by me. I use Peaches and Creme worsted cotton yarn because I know how strong it is and that it will last as I have used it myself for years in my own life!!

If someone would want a unique reusable bag just for them, they can contact me either by email - or if you are on Etsy, you can contact me at http://www.rssdesignswearables.etsy.com/ either through a private Alchemy request or by Etsy Conversation about what you would want. I have about 5 colors in cones of Peaches and Creme in stock right now that I could make a bag out of - and there are a few colors I can get locally and their whole line of colors I can get online.

I really do custom orders - I knit and crochet them and the way I make them, they are beautiful and they last!!!

Or find your own patterns and make your own in your own choice of fabrics or colors of yarn!!


1 comment :

km said...

Oh, I love your bags. All mine are the Trader Joe's reusable. I keep meaning to make some, but I always get distracted by other things!