Hello Everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers. Always lovely to have everyone pop in and comments are a big encouragement.
I can't believe that Out of a Hat Creations is a year old already. Time has just flown by and we are still enjoying crafting together and my husband is still pulling the themes from a hat which seems to work very well as we all contribute to the themes.
This week is an exception as it is the Hatters birthday we are having a game. The game was originally Janet's idea and I played around with it a bit and came up with what we have for this week.
The game is based on a spinning top and where it lands is the theme you use for this weeks project- for details of the spinner go to the Hatters. Hope lots of people will have fun with us for this special event.
This is what I made because the spinner landed on shopping bag for me
I knitted, crochet and sewed with a lot of old plastic bags from the supermarket and some black ones that we had thought were no good as they kept tearing when we used them for other things. This shopping bag is very strong though I imagine it might get longer if you put a lot of shopping in it. I have swapped it with Janet so she will be able to tell me what happens.
Love Chrissie xx
For anyone who would like to know how I made the 'plastic bag wool' here is a short tutorial
Any size or colour, plastic bag
cut off the top and the bottom
fold the remainder with the openings at the top and the bottom
cut into equal width strips
open up the strips and tread one through the other then back through itself-as you would when adding ribbon to a tag
pull together and keep adding more of the strips in the same way
roll into a tight ball so it stretches the plastic a bit-not too much or it will break
Use some fairly large, strong needles and knit as you would with wool-I used size 4
Love Chrissie xx