Thursday, 13 February 2014

two new chopstick bags


Chopstick bags are by far the best selling items in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. So I made a couple more recently, here they are. They both hold regular sized chopsticks, but the blue one is smaller because the piece of fabric I used was shorter! Both are made from repurposed fabric, the blue fabric appropriately enough comes from an old kimono.

These have both been added to my Etsy shop, you can find the blue one here and the multicoloured one has already sold, within minutes of being added to the shop!

These chopstick bags offer an an ideal way to carry around a pair of re-usable chopsticks so you can avoid having to use the disposable ones that are the usual cutlery choice in many Chinese restaurants. (Many disposable chopsticks are made from the products of forest destruction, though to be fair some are made from waste wood from the construction industry). There's a slightly odd article here about how taking your own chopsticks can help save the environment, which gives you some idea of the scale of the problem caused by disposable chopsticks.

5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cute bags! Have a happy weekend!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Always such nice looking, useful repurposes ...

speedyrabbit said...

cute fabric,xx Rachel

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Juliet! Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you and Crafty Green Boyfriend are having a nice day together. Your little chopstick bags are so cute. Really like the blue one. Saw a show last night where a fellow was eating Pho is Vietnam, and they used fresh green bamboo -uh, shoots, maybe? They were as thick as a pencil without pointed ends. I can't use chopsticks. Hand nerve damage. Ah well. Doesn't keep me from LoVinG pho! Speaking of love, come see the little poem I wrote. See how you inspire me? It's been years since I have triend anything like this at all. Thanks!

bunnits said...

Nice. I haven't really thought about taking my own. Should start doing that.