Workday Wednesday

Oh my it feels like Friday. Anyone else? It's Presidents Day weekend and my kids are off tomorrow and Monday. I swear they have not had a full week of school since Christmas break ended. Between snow days and holidays, my house is crazy.

I would love to give you a recap of homemade valentines (previous, here, + here) sadly, only Little Man still brings Valentines to school and he wanted Peanuts ones from the store. Ah well. Maybe these for next year?

I have been sneaking down to my sewing room in spare moments. I'm working on a big batch of pouches to stock the etsy shop. I think I have 50+ in the works.
 How cute are the dogs??
I need to press them, iron on labels, tie ribbon to the zippers, and photograph them. All in good time. What are you up to? If you made Valentines, please leave me a link, I would love to see! Teresa

Loopty Loopty Loop

Bagette Pat (Green Bag Lady Massachusetts Chapter) has been adding loops to her bags for great ease at check out! Thanks for the tip Pat! Teresa
Hi Teresa! This is a picture of the ribbon loop that I sewed on to a canvas shopping bag.  I can't tell you how many people in the grocery store have commented on how much they like this loop when they have to fill our bags.��

New York Thank You

One of our biggest sponsors is New York based Swaville/Mill Creek. They are AWESOME. There are not enough thank you notes in the world to express our gratitude to them. They send boxes and boxes of awesome fabric to all of our USA chapters. Meltem is our main contact there. I'm so glad she reached out to us several years ago when frustrated with sample fabric going to landfills. Dorene, NY-Brewster Chapter coordinator, made these cute bags as a thank you to Meltem. How sweet! Teresa
Here is a set I made as a thank you for all the fabric donations to Green Bag Lady New York and for keeping the materials out of the landfill. 

Bags for Cookies!

I just LOVE this! My super awesome cousin Jennifer (who is more like a sister to me) had her Girl Scout troop make Green Bag Lady bags to use when giving out cookies. How fabulous is that??? AND, they made 188 of them! Wahoo! Great job girls, SO very proud of you, keep it up! Teresa
We made 188 bags! I'm so proud of them. We'll be giving them away at our cookie booths starting this week. I attached a pic of them from our last mtg with the bags.

More importantly, 3 out of the four now really love sewing. Madelyn (on the left) essentially had her own machine already and the other two got them for Christmas. It excites me to pass this love of sewing on to them. It's part of your mom's and my mom's legacy because they taught me to love sewing. I think of them both every time I sew.....and you too of course! 

Talk to you soon!

Photo Finish Friday

Little Man won best car design at the Pinewood Derby on Sunday. It's the award he was going for. YAY!

Cool upcycle artist.

Big Girl has goals. Love her!

Well done Mother Earth.

Cute homemade valentines.

You've probably seen this, but it's awesome!

Look super yummy!

Well, well, here we are on another Friday. I have a date tonight with Little Man and Big Girl, it involves Greek food. I'm playing in a tennis tourney beginning tomorrow night. Wish me luck! Teresa

Workday Wednesday

This was a weird week. I still am reeling from the fact that it is almost over. My kids went to school on Monday and it started to snow later on in the afternoon. By morning on Tuesday we had about 16 inches of snow. School was cancelled and the kids were over the moon! But, it threw me off. Tuesday seemed like a weekend and then wham it's Thursday, what?

I did get some fun things done while nestled from the storm in my sewing room. :) For starters, I have been wanting to do pouches of some kind with my accumulation of neon yellow zippers. This lunch tote and little pouch fit the bill nicely…

 Neon fabric on the inside too…
A bit of neon ribbon for the tab…

 What do you think? I felt the fabric had to be neutral with all the bright going on.
 And, I have a pile of new pouches in progress. Some fun new fabrics!
And, I finally cleaned out my sewing room. It was bad. Very bad. In the process I did some freebie fabric organization. Here is a peek…

How about you? What's happening in your world? Productive hugs from here! Teresa

Dear Mother Earth…

Dear Mother Earth--

Thank you for all the snow this winter!

Here in dry Colorado, we will take the moisture any way we can get it!

Your BFF--Teresa


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

The 2 WINNERS of a heart pouch and two valentine shopping bags are:

Ginger H, CANADA
Sandra D, CANADA

The 13 WINNERS of two Green Bag Lady valentine shopping bags are:

Cheryl C, MI
Kris B, MI
Evgenia S, RUSSIA
Samantha B, MA
Alexey R, RUSSIA

Natalia M, UKRAINE
Viktoriia M, UKRAINE
Nadezhda G, RUSSIA
Susan H, WI
Alexander Z, RUSSIA
Alexander S, UKRAINE
Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, ShareTheLove_2_2016

Share the LOVE Freebie!

We have something fun going on in this freebie! We are asking you to SHARE the love. We have 30 valentine theme bags to give away to 15 winners. Each winner will get 2 bags, one to keep and one to share. AND, the 2 people that send the most new people (here or on FB) to enter will each get a cute heart pouch too!

SO…2 people will win 1 pouch + 2 bags. 13 people will win 2 bags. 15 winners in all! 

To enter to win a BAG (open to everyone, world-wide):
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST) Tuesday, Feb 2. (winners will be notified no later than Feb 3 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win. 

REMEMBER: 2 pouch winners are people that send folks to enter (have those people leave your name in their comment) 
We will randomly pick 13 other people to win 2 shopping bags each.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Share the love!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

These girls are in my family room. I keep waiting for them to bloom. Paperwhites on the left and orchids (they were originally blue, will they still be blue?) on the right. Maybe by the next Photo Finish Friday??
Love this.

So many options for this DIY.

To bake, but with cashew butter. Anyone tried that??

To make.

Also to make.

Look at what is in your sunscreen.

Huge sigh. Huge.

What are you up to this weekend? We have a party to attend tonight (Vodkas, Latkes and Sharknado 3, we have some fun neighbors!) and then it's a Pinewood Derby weekend. FUN fun fun freebie starts Sunday. Signing off until then. Teresa