Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shopping Bag

I was kinda bored today, so I decided it was time to make something out of almost nothing. I started with a bag which was once filled with sunflower seeds, and turned it into a shopping bag. I wish I knew what that "fabric" is called. It is woven plastic of some kind, used for packaging large bags of grains and seeds and dog food. It is rather stiff and noisy to work with, but is very strong and sturdy.

I had a pattern for shopping bags in my stash, so this is a modification of one of those patterns. The handles are made from the top portion I cut off so the bag wouldn't be so tall.

I wish I could sell a few of these to support my birdfeeding addiction!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hemprich's Hornbill

Andrew sent me this photo--looks like's he's getting some good use out of his new camera!

This photo isn't nearly as good, but it does show that the female painted bunting is also hanging around, so maybe there are some baby buntings nearby too.