Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Missed buying "I'm Not A Plastic Bag"?

Are you depressed because you failed to get hold of Anya Hindmarch’s "I’m Not A Plastic Bag" creation at just RM55? Here is a doctor's prescription. Take 2 actions today and get yourself out of depression:

1) Create your very own bag.
2) Spread this message around.

For action 1), I have Puteri to inspire you with her creations. Look around her blog and you will find lots of pictures and links to free tutorials on hobbies she enjoys working on. And that is how I discovered that Crafter has issued a "Reusable Shopping Bag Challenge". The idea is to create a reusable grocery bag and stencil it with an eco-friendly statement or decorate it some how with an environmentally-friendly theme.

I love it that Crafter has provided some links to free tutorials on how to create bags:

Morsbags gives step by step instructions.

You will be spoiled for choice checking out the list provided by jMi, the handbags moderator for Crafter.

Need a template to work with? Let queenofdiy, who is a Friend of Craftster, show you how with your plastic bag.

Post pictures of your creation by Aug 1 to Aug 5 2007 and you will have a chance to win "Simply Spray" aerosol cans of paint (only if you live in USA) and have your work featured on Crafter's blog.

If you are not into sewing, you are allowed to decorate ready made bags with environmentally-friendly theme. So, there, you do not have to worry about running out of time to sew.

Crafter heard about this project called Morsbags where people get together and make cloth reusable shopping bags for themselves and to hand out to others. The objective is to tally up the number of bags made by Crafter's members and add it to Morsbag's tally, which has a calculation telling you how many disposable plastic bags your cloth bag will have displaced and in which part of the region.

So, just do it for a greener environment if not to get yourself out of depression. What depression? Remember Anya Hindmarch’s "I’m Not A Plastic Bag" at just RM55 you missed buying? Hmmm, this could be a start of a healing therapy cum bag business. Take action 2) and it may help you find a business partner.

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