Friday, August 13, 2010

Making Grocery Shopping Fun

Grocery shopping can be one of the most stressful times in my week. After 18 months of living in the USA, I still experience reverse culture shock which often hits in the grocery store. Yes, reverse culture is real and effects Americans who have spent time overseas but I will save all of that for another post.

So to make grocery shopping fun I sewed a bunch of cute fabric grocery bags. Someone from church gave me boxes of fabric. She had done decorative sewing and the scraps were all different sizes and shapes. I sewed them together and didn't care if the patterns matched. One bag has about 6 different fabrics.

The pattern is one I found a couple of years ago online. Sorry I don't have a link for it but it was easy except I did change the handles a bit.

I made nine bags and have one cut out ready to sew. I personally don't really need them because I have a bit stack of cloth bags. We started using cloth bags when we lived in Taipei and they charged NT$2 (about 7 cents) per plastic bag. These bags are so much fun to use. I often receive complements from the store clerks about my bags.

I made these to have on hand for gifts so if you want one you might want to tell me when your birthday is or wait until Christmas. Do you have a favorite one?

1 comment:

  1. [...] Reverse Culture Shock Jump to Comments Reverse Culture Shock is real. It affects people who have spent time living away from their home culture and then return home but experience culture shock. From my personal experience and talking with friends I think the biggest place for reverse culture shock is the grocery store. Maybe that is why I needed to make some that will help to make grocery shopping fun. [...]



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