Sociable guerrilla bagging…..

It is generally acknowledged that plastic bags are harmful to the environment but so many of us still rely on them when we are out shopping.  Well I’ve just discovered a fantastic initiative to flood the world with free, recycled, reusable and highly sustainable tote bags as an alternative to the plastic bag and I am definitely “in”.  To discover more about the effects of plastic bags on the environment and all about the “sociable gorilla bagging” that is  Morsbags take a look at their website a at

The site is packed with information on how to make your own (very quick and easy) Morsbag and encourages folk to get together and socialise while sewing.  You are asked to purchase the official Morsbag labels for any bags you make using their pattern but these are supplied at cost for only 5p per roll and 60p postage in the UK so it’s a no brainer!   There are “pods” of Morsbaggers all over the world from the UK to the US, from Canada to Chili and by the end of this evening there will be one in Horncastle!

My New Workroom Blinds…..

The second of today’s “catch-ups” is my new Roman Blinds.  I loved the Jakarta fabric from Dunelm with its botanical theme which I used for Bobs hallway earlier this year and knew I wanted to use it again…….my two workroom windows seemed the obvious place.

The fabric has given the room a very cheerful feel and the off cuts came in useful to make a bright tote bag for carrying my stash and equipment to workshops.