Meanwhile, I hope to do some work with Plarn, myself, soon. They say that it is tricky getting used to the new texture. I follow the posts and projects on the website by Cindy at MyRecycledBags.com
Don't let the title of the site fool you. It is not only about handbags or totes. I assume Cindy began on those, but she does amazing things these days with all sorts of recycled materials - plastic bags, VCR and cassette tapes, and even t-shirts. She has the cutest baby bib pattern on this site, using strips cut from old t-shirts. She has the most glamorous handbag in a striped shell stitch pattern using different color bags to get a striped effect. And the cassette tape clutch looks shiny and elegant enough for evening use!
Cindy generously provides free patterns for many of these, including a cassette tape halter dress for fashion dolls. Each time I visit her site, I become re-motivated. You cannot beat her patterns, posts, and tutorials if you want to be eco-friendly and green.