Tutorial: Plastic Bag Holder…or…Bottle Gift Bag!

For a while now we have been making our plastic bags into little balls and putting them in the cupboard under the kitchen sink.  Well, I didn’t actually realise how out of hand the collection was getting until they started spilling out of the cupboard…I’m sure we had over 100 bags under there!  This spurred me on to make a bag to hold a few plastic bags AND to get rid of the others!

I had an idea of what I wanted to make in my mind but I couldn’t find any tutorials online to match so I decided to draft what I needed myself.  The bag I had in mind was close to the ones from Jeni’s tutorial over on In Color Order.  Only, I wanted an accent piece on the base as well as around the top.  As I wanted a long narrow bag, I also needed to change the measurements.

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Oh Little Alcove…What Shall You Be?

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This space is in our new apartment.  As soon as I saw it, I thought it would be perfect for a sewing/ craft space!  My sewing machine could be out, I could put some shelves up and organise everything nicely.  However, I then realised that the space is directly opposite the kitchen and is included in the hallway space.  I don’t mind being in the way of walking down the hallway as it’s only Adam who would be walking past but I’m worried about kitchen smells.  Do I really want to be sewing a lovely dress and then cooking chicken fajitas mid make?

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Starting on the List

We are in Mobile, AL for Adam’s work.  We are becoming more aware that we are not holiday so we are trying to eat more home cooked meals rather than going out.  When we are on holiday, we eat out every night.  As nice as it can be, it also costs more.  We have decided to eat out once (maybe twice) each week.  We still want to experience what food the USA has to offer us.  If we have friends and family over, we want to be able to take them to places we have tried and approved!

We decided to head out for some food last night.  Quite often we find ourselves driving or walking until we find somewhere that has something we fancy on the menu.  This can be great when you find a good place to eat, but not so good if the food isn’t that great and the online reviews we read afterwards are rubbish!

Last night we went to Kitchen on George.  This restaurant is #1 on the Tripadvisor restaurant list for Mobile.  We know that not everyone likes using the reviews.  I don’t always review everywhere we go so I presume that is the same for others too.  I generally write a review if the food is either outstanding or rubbish……I hardly ever review the ‘in the middle’ good food restaurants.  Anyway, with over 500 restaurants in the city, we have made the decision to work our way down the list.

Where better to start than number 1!

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