I have been told by my children that my green credentials are inadequate. The most significant of my failings is that I do not have a reusable shopping bag and instead allow the shops and supermarkets to ply me with plastic bags. Are plastic bags the number 1 crime against humanity? My daughter thinks so.
A French 'artiste plasticienne', Maron Bouillie, makes bags imprinted with photos of wonderful French things. Like this bag, which I hope to use in place of the evil plastic. Her (slowly loading) website is here.
I found this in yet another website free shop, Ex Libris, located in Armadale. A glittering jewellbox of a store, it sells an ecletic mix of all things French, including Gien porcelain, and design books, and door knobs, an little crystal alarm clocks, and Tolix chairs, and so on.
This is the reverse side of the bag. I love the details - spice jars (!), lemonade bottles, little wooden drawers and so on.
Maron Bouillie also makes little printed purses:
And this, my favourite, an Onion Bag:
As I was in the shop, buying something, I thought I may as well buy a couple of other things (oh fatal flaw in my personality). So I bought two other Maron Bouillie creations, firstly a little car bag for my son to store his super precious, dating from the 1960s, Thunderbirds 2 and 4, which I dearly hope will extend their lives.
And for me, a little bag to store spare embroidery cotton.
Is it just me, or am I seeing photos printed on absolutely everything at the moment?