Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fishie: The Crocheted Plastic Bag Keeper

Isn't it wonderful when you find a product that you never really knew that you needed until you started using it? Then that product is so cute and funny and awesome, that you wonder how you ever lived without it?

That is what Fishie is to this family.

I crocheted fishie as an attempt to clean up our plastic bag junk drawer in the kitchen. The drawer is in an awkward place and I hate pushing all those bags into it. Then when I go to use a plastic bag, they all come tumbling out of the drawer and make a mess. Most of the time, we are a re-usable bag family. But there are sometimes when we stop at the store unexpectedly and find ourselves with a plastic bag or two. We try to save them and re-use them as garbage bags or lunch bags, or whatever... but that drawer needed to go!

Isn't Fishie so funny?

You place plastic bags in the tail and they are fed kinda like Kleenex out of Fishie's mouth. hehehe. Too much! And oh so useful.

We strung Fishie up on our railing in the kitchen. He's actually not facing the way he is in the photo because that would be kinda crazy. But it worked to get a good photo... so...

You can see that awkward plastic bag drawer that we had hiding underneath that shelf with the kids' plastic drinking cups on it. Oy! I really disliked that drawer. Fishie is much better!

I used this pattern to make Fishie. It worked up pretty well - I had to stop in the middle of the project to make a quick birthday gift for one of Lane's friends. Fishie was made in all the crazy colours of my kitchen - green, brown and orange. I think he fits right in, don't you?

**** A link to my Fishie project on Ravelry ****

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