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Precious Pink Plarn

February 13, 2014 2 comments

Finding pink plastic bags is very difficult. So when an on-line friend asked if I’d like some pink bags, I jumped at the chance. Cindy said her local store had been using the pretty pink plastic bags during the breast cancer awareness month last October. She saved the bags for recycling and offered them to me for crafting.

Cindy and I did a little horse trading as she needed a few old audio tape reels so I mailed her the reels and she sent me these precious pink bags.

After cutting up the bags, I created this ball of pink plarn.

If you are new to crafting with recycled plastic bags, you can use my plarn making tutorial to learn how to cut and assemble plastic strips into plarn.

If you are looking for a recycled plastic yarn (plarn) project, you can find all my free plarn patterns here.

Going Pink with Plarn

October 10, 2013 No comments yet

October is breast cancer awareness month. Everyone is going pink, donning pink apparel and displaying pink everywhere. So what better time for going pink with plarn and showing off the pink here at My Recycled Bags!


Recycled Newspaper Plastic Bag Bucket

Maybe you are looking for a pink recycled plastic purse crochet pattern. Check out these plarn purse projects below.

4 Years Later

October 12, 2012 6 comments

With October being breast cancer awareness month, it seems like an appropriate time to do a pink post of my own. Four years ago, my whole world was rocked when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When you get news like that it literally takes you to your knees. I’m reminded of the song lyrics that say we’re all just a phone call away from our knees. Wow how true that is!

Four years ago after I got that phone call, I began what I later called my pink journey. You can read all my blog posts about my breast cancer journey here. Blogging and sharing my experiences through the whole cancer journey was very helpful to me. With the love and support of my family and friends, and my faith, I am happy to say I am a survivor today.

Three Years Later

October 11, 2011 Comments Off on Three Years Later

October is breast cancer awareness month. It just so happens that it has been three years since my diagnoses of breast cancer. And it’s been exactly three years ago that in October of 2008 I finished up my cancer treatments. I haven’t written about what I called My Pink Journey in quite a while so this milestone seems like a good time for an update.

I am thrilled to report that I am cancer free. I just completed recent scans and everything is clear. Many people refer to this as NED (no evidence of disease) and we cancer survivors all love to say that we are dancing with NED. We all hope to continue to be dancing with him forever if possible.

I’ve heard it said that time heals us and while most of my physical issues from cancer have healed, it’s what remains that sometimes fills my thoughts and lingers in the back of my mind as I move forward with my life again after cancer. I’m sure its the same for other people that face this beast, you just hope and pray it never returns.

So as a reminder don’t forget to be diligent against this formidable foe. Self-exams are so important as no one knows a woman’s body better than herself. After all I found my own tumor and even my doctor didn’t think it seemed like anything until after a biopsy confirmed my cancer.

As I reflect back over the last three years, I think the most important thing I want to say is that cancer didn’t beat me. You do learn not to think about it every waking moment. You can get your life back. You are able to return to a new normal in your daily routines. And with the help of my faith, family and friends I am a stronger, better person today for having faced cancer.


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