Here and there I am reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I'm not full force doing her method of going through everything at once, but I have gotten rid of a TON of stuff. I do keep thinking of her suggestion about keeping only the things that "spark joy".
I look at my collection of reusable bags and there's not much joy sparked. Now, I do love the idea behind reusable bags-bringing them to the store to tote purchases home in something non disposable. However, I have such a miscellaneous medley of bags that do not spark me any joy. Although functional, they are not bags I'd go out and purchase. I have no idea where the ones I own came from, but there certainly is a medley.
My goal before the baby is born is to replace as many random reusable bags as possible with some handmade ones. I have quite a few hand embroidered pieces that I thrifted that really ought to make their way into something. Bags may just be it.
The baby is due April 7th. If I'm feeling up to it, I hope to make a bag a week. Perhaps by the time my little ones is born, I can pass on my random re-usable bags and have quite a collection of handmade re-usable bags.
Here's bag one...all material thrifted, including the hand embroidered swan.