"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Crochet Plastic Bag Holder

This was my pantry space. It was being taken over by plastic grocery bags.  I lived with it like this for way too long.  So this weekend I finally decided to take a stand against bag clutter.  I made a plastic bag holder. 

For the pattern I went with "Crochet Bag Dispenser" from Ravelry.  I really didn't make any adjustments to the pattern at all.  It was a really quick project and I'm kicking myself for not having made it earlier.  I used plain old RedHeart Super Saver yarn in green and I'm strongly considering adding a few crocheted flowers to it just to pretty it up a bit. 

That one little weekend project took me from that first picture to this one:
 Much, much better.  I can now actually see what is hiding in my pantry.  I even discovered a few items I didn't realize I had like the bags of Doritos and Tortilla chips and the Velveeta shells and cheese.  I think my mother in law may have done a little shopping when she was staying with the kids a couple of weekends ago ;) 

Now there is order in our cupboard once again and the cereal has lived happily ever after.