With it being back-to-school season, I thought I'd post a reminder of a tutorial I wrote for making reusable sandwich baggies last year.
A publisher came across my tutorial recently and wants to include it (plus a few of my others) in a 2011 calendar, which is pretty exciting for me. I wanted to spruce up my photos since the originals were taken on a dark December night in my basement, so here's a better shot for you of the finished product.
Yes, the snaps are from the remains of the girls' old baby clothes. I know it looks a little wonky, but the point of the project is that you can probably make these from old stuff you have lying around the house. And of course they're reusable, so that makes them double green. Or would that be "dark green"?Hmm ... a new phrase ... Go (dark) green!
I'm such a geek.
These are quick and easy to make so I couldn't help but experiment with another design:
Yesterday I mentioned our garden but didn't include any photos, so here's a visual of where things stand (and sprawl) today:
The first of the butternut squash:
I might have gone overboard with those this year, but the squash ravioli will be enjoyed all winter long.
They're not supposed to be balls. They're just growing that way. Could this be an overcrowding issue? Anyone? Anyone?
A baby patty pan squash:
This poor little pumpkin is growing in between the slats of our fence. I was about to set it free but then I thought it might be interesting for the girls to see what happens.