Tag Archives: environment

Produce Baggery

29 Mar

So, if you go to a Regular People grocery store, put your tomatoes down on the conveyor belt, and put this on top of them,


cute crochetedy bag, no?

the person checking you out asks what aisle you found it in and makes like she’s going to call for a price check until you explain to her that it’s for the fruit, which she then touches like it’s made of arsenic, since you failed to put it in one of those uber-wasteful plastic produce bags.


If you go to the Organic People grocery store to buy one little box of pasta, you better be glad you had this little baby stuffed in your purse, because the check out lady THERE is going to ask you if you brought your own little bag, all the while sneering at you for purchasing pre-made, processed pasta.



*sigh*  I can’t win. It *was* a fun way to use up scrap yarn, though.  =)

Conservation Cat

7 Mar

Having trouble sleeping at night?

Nina isn’t.  She rests secure, knowing that her reusable grocery bags help save our planet’s resources (and they save her mommy 5 cents each time she uses them)!


I can haz save the planet?

Well, Ill have a nap. Then we can save the planet.

Happy Monday, everybody!


Misguided…err…Repurposed Projects

18 Jan

Remember that fateful night involving one too many glasses of vino and a bit of freecycled Christmas yarn?

Since the only cat who could successfully pull off a hat was Seussian, my cat hat became a festive jar cover for my sunflower seeds:

And… remember the awesome crazy-stitch cover I made for Kevin?


kevin's pouch

Well, since he upgraded accessories, his old pouch became my new blender cover!


maybe it should be the coffee grinder cover... hmm...

Anybody else have any awesome repurposey crochet projects?




15 Aug

What started as an awful morning turned into the most amazing day yesterday because… my husband and I went to a butterfly garden in Wheaton, MD with some dear friends.  As you may know, I am sort of addicted to butterflies, and I may or may not have taken way too many pictures.  Luckily, our friends (and my husband) were very tolerant of my picture taking.  Here are a few highlights:

(I would have been happy if that big metal butterfly was the only one we saw, by the way).

Some Very Hungry Caterpillars:

A surreal shot of the ceiling (don’t they all look like those little butterflies on a stick from Sesame Street?):

…Don’t step off the path!

My husband’s favorite colors:

And an extreme close-up:

And, just for good measure (and because the only thing I like more than butterflies is trees):

…one of the most excellent trees I’ve seen in a long time.  Awesome. (The butterfly garden was part of a park, which we walked around in after we were completely saturated with butterfly goodness).

The butterfly garden was amazing; so much so that I seriously considered moving to MD just so I could be closer to it!  It was pretty inexpensive to get in – only $6/adult, but the friends we went with had season passes since they live close, and they said the passes pay for themselves after about 5 visits.  It was a fun activity for adults, but there were tons of kids there, as well as some friendly guides who passed out magnifying glasses & let the kiddos touch the butterflies that were “not alive anymore.”  The staff also made me promise not to be offended when they checked me for “hitchhiking butterflies” before they let me leave the garden, and they paired the promise with a short lesson about how letting the butterflies out would upset the native ecosystem.

Anyway, the butterflies will be there until sometime in September, so I may just have to go back once or twice (or seventy more times) before the butterflies get shipped back to their winter homes.  Hooray, butterflies!  })i({