101 uses for a bread bag

101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Post: # 11277Post shiney
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:27 am

It would have to be a pretty tight knit to keep Scottish squauls out don't you think? :shock:
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Post: # 11279Post ina
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:34 am

True... Mind you, we've had very little rain over the last two months or so. Ground's still soggy despite the drought. Anyway, my next (knitting) project is a "proper" traditional Gansey - that's a very tight knit, 2mm needles. They are almost water- and windproof, ideal for this weather! And made from real wool, of course.

Sorry, I am digressing... :oops:
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Post: # 11283Post Shirley
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:48 am

that sounds interesting - what is it? lol... and how long does it take to knit.

Shhh about the rain.. we have rain forecast for this week....

back to the bread bags -

You could put them over your shoes as a makeshift wellie shoe... if your feet aren't too big...
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Post: # 11286Post ina
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:52 am

Shirlz2005 wrote:- what is it? lol... and how long does it take to knit.
The same as a Guernsey - traditional British fisherman's sweater. And I'll find out how long it takes... Should keep me out of trouble for a while!

Anyway: Binbag for the dolly house?
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Post: # 11289Post Shirley
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:54 am

cool - sounds great.

It's Christmas, you have got a bag of mixed nuts in their shells and you can't find the nutcrackers... don't despair... put the nuts in the bread bag and use a hammer to crack the shells - don't whack too hard or you'll have nut butter with lots of shell in it....
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Post: # 11307Post ina
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:00 pm

Crunchy nutbutter - why not?

Breadbag for all those leftover balls of wool? :lol:

Hey, where's Andy - he started this off and hasn't contributed anything except the most obvious one as a sarnie bag!
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Post: # 11344Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:07 pm

Been at work Ina, anyway here is a summary of what we have so far, just another 83 to go.

1 wrap up sandwiches
2 Keep apples cores and other packed lunch compostables in.
3 Store home made biscuits in
4 Sick bag
5 To blow up and bang
6 Make Crochet dollies with them
7 Storing wild food when out
8 Ribbons on a kite
9 Ribbons for hair
10 Freezer bag
11 Hair extension
12 Poop scoop
13 Inside shoes to waterproof them
14 Store tomatoes in
15 Wrap up cakes
16 Over shoes as galoshes
17 Bin bag for dolls house
18 Store balls of wool

and 19 To pit over plant pots to aid germination. So just 82 to go, can we do it? Oh hang on one more, fashion into a hat to keep off the rain. On Northampton market all the market traders abopt plastic bag hats when it rains. So 81 left.
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Post: # 11351Post ina
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:23 pm

:cheers:
Store your leftover seedbags in at the end of the season...

80 left to go!
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Post: # 11363Post Tigerhair
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:38 pm

Andy.. you missed out "suffocating a 2-year-old". However, I understand why!

Cut up into strips and tied to a piece of string over your veggy seedlings to scare the birds?
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Post: # 11366Post glenniedragon
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:40 pm

Could use them as rough and ready gloves when handling anything unpleasant- raw liver for example, yeuch!

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Post: # 11372Post ina
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:58 pm

Turn into book covers, to make those cheapo paperbacks last longer
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Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:01 pm

sponge bag when travelling
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Post: # 11374Post Shirley
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:04 pm

makeshift plastic pants for clothbum baby
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Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:07 pm

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Post: # 11377Post Shirley
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:08 pm

a bit rude this one...

but when I lived in Brighton... I remember passing a shop in the lanes on a rainy day and spotted an African sculpture - wooden carving of a man with a huge phallus... that might have been enough to catch my attention...but the fact that both his (ummm how do i put this) head on his shoulders AND the phallus were wearing plastic bags as rainhats.... made it fairly unforgettable!!

So.. it can also be a raincover for a statue's extremeties.... :mrgreen:
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