UPDATE: Washington Chapter

Look at this great photo of Bagette Barbara sent by Bagette Bella! All those wonderful bags! Keep up the great work ladies. You are incredible! Teresa

Party!

It's my birthday so I'm taking a break from posting. :) Have a good one! Teresa

California Bags!

Bags received & used! Love all especially the produce bag! Need more of them : )
Amy B--Los Angeles, CA
Bag #41350 + 41351

Julie Felix + On Wings of Waste + Green Bag Lady!


From Harmony:

Ya gotta love it when your life converges in mysterious ways. Check out this song by Julie Felix - Wings of Waste: http://www.juliefelix.co.uk/ free listen... definitely a kindred spirit with Harmony Art and Green Bag Lady! She left our home with bag # 21,604 made out of "Stumps Speak" organic fabric.

Harmony Susalla
Harmony Art Organic Design

P.S. I know my UK readers will be familiar with Julie! YAY!

P.P.S. On Wings of Waste is SO very awesome!
Their goal:
  • RECYCLE – public support for a recycling campaign
  • RE-USE – the plastic waste is transformed into fuel to be blended with Jet A1
  • REFUEL – airlines use a 10% blend of fuel derived from plastic waste
  • RESCUE – pollution of the world’s oceans is slowed down and eventually halted. 

Photo Finish Friday

Another icy day photo.
This is all kinds of awesome.

Every job Kirk ever had. (for fellow GG fans)

Pretty cool.

Bagette Dad will love this.

You had me at chocolate.

You had me at lemon.

You had me at peanut sauce. (on my to do list!)

I can't imagine our country without the EPA, can you?

Well, well, here we are at Friday again. My tennis tourney has been going well. My doubles partner and I won 4 matches and play in the finals tonight, wish us luck! Little Girl has been working as part of stage crew for the musical production of Legally Blond at her high school. We are going to see it tomorrow night. Can't wait! What do you have planned? Teresa

Beeswax Candle Making

Candle making has been on my bucket list for a while. I was always fascinated by it as a kid visiting colonial villages on school field trips. I loved the idea of dipping the strings in the wax over and over and watching the candle get fatter. And yet, my crafty self had yet to make them.

Web surfing one day I came upon this post. It all seemed so simple! I pretty much used the links in the post to order the necessary supplies. I was hoping to make them with my kids as they love candles, but keep buying smelly ones that turn my stomach.

One of my friends had a birthday last week and I just had to make her a candle. No waiting for the kids, I took a solo leap. It was so so so easy, I can't wait to make more!

I filled a large pot about 1/2 way and got the water to boiling. I used an clean pasta sauce jar out of the recycle bin for the wax melting.

I had these cute jars with metal clips on hand and have also gathered some used Mason Jars for future candle making too. Metal skewers were used to secure the wicks in place.
After the wax was entirely melted, I added some orange essential oil and poured it into the jars. Easy peasy.
 Let them cool and trim the wick.
I included the candle with a bottle of wine, a cute notepad (designed by a former student!) and of course a pretty Green Bag Lady bag to wrap it all in.
She loved it! Have you ventured into candle craft? Do tell! Teresa

P.S. The candles do not smell much like orange. They actually have a faint coconut smell from the coconut oil used in the recipe. Also, it takes about 1 cup of beeswax pastilles to make an 8 ounce candle, FYI.

In Search of Organic Bedding

I have posted in the past about my desire the wrap up in organic cotton while I sleep. It may be in my head, but I sleep better knowing that my body is not bombarded with chemicals for the 7-8 (9!) hours I slumber each night.

Recently, a friend of mine asked if I would make her a king sized duvet cover. She found fabric she fell in love with and wanted a cover made. I told her I would try. It couldn't be that hard, right? Turns out, it wasn't! Actually, it was a fairly simple process. I was a bit nervous about cutting into Jenny's expensive fabric without previous duvet constructing experience. So, I asked Harmony if she had some fabric extra fabric (her fabric is 110" wide!!!) so I could make a cover for my own bed first. In true bestie fashion, Harmony sent yardage to me with a birthday card. Fabric for my birthday? Yes please!

I didn't want to mess with buttons, snaps, velcro, or any other kind of closure on the bottom of the duvet cover. In the past, I have had buttons scratch my bed frame, ugh. So, I thought that making one side of the cover about 24" longer than the other and folding it over so the duvet was in a "pocket" at the end would be a better solution. Guess what? It worked perfectly and I could not be happier with the final result. I sewed ribbon ties in each inside corner to keep the duvet from slipping around and getting bunched up.

I love love love love it! I smile each morning when I open my eyes. It's kind of like getting a hug from Harmony each day. :) I made the cover with Harmony's Franklin's Tower fabric. If interested, you can purchase yardage here. I needed about 6.5 yards for a king size cover.
Makes me so happy!
Here is a photo of Jenny's bedroom with her new duvet cover. You can always purchase a solid color organic cotton sheet to be the back of the duvet cover. That's what we did here. Precut, hemmed, easy peasy. OR, you could simply buy TWO sheets of the size you need and sew them together. This would probably be the easiest solution altogether!
Happy sewing + sweet dreams--Teresa

Something Fishy WINNERS!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 24 Green Bag Lady Fish shopping bags are:

Angela P, AL
Jennifer W, TN
Heather H, AL
Anael P, FRANCE
Tricia C, CA
Candi W, ID
Betty J, ID
Melissa S, FL
Melissa A, GA

Sharon J, AUSTRALIA
Cindy M, NJ
Anna P, ITALY
Tatsiana P, BELARUS
Christine B, ID
Sue D, OH
Vasya J, UKRAINE

Ksenia K, RUSSIA
Galina K, RUSSIA
Lena B, UKRAINE
Eduard P, BELARUS
Natalia L, BELARUS
Lyubov D, RUSSIA
Ekatrina S, RUSSIA
Natalya A, RUSSIA

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, SomethingFishy_2_2017

Something Fishy FREEBIE!

It's February so I have to do a fish freebie, right? After all, I am a pisces. I did a similar freebie last year too. :) Even though I'm not super into astrology, I do think it's fun and, I seem to fit many of the typical characteristics for my sign.

We have 24 fishy bags to give away…


To enter to win:
•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 14 (winners will be notified no later than Wed Feb 15 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. 

Please tell us your zodiac sign in your comment! 
We will randomly pick 24 people to win fish themed bags.

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, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Photo taken last week. We had 2 days of fog and frost that were beautiful! Everything looked like
it was dipped in sugar. Little Girl said it looks like a painting.
This is wonderful.

Made me laugh.

I make something similar, no bread crumbs.

Gorgeous.

I love this, not sure what I would do with it…

There are some crazy creatures out there.

What's up? I'm playing in a tennis tourney tomorrow. If we win we play Sunday, if we win again, play Monday and so on. Wish me luck! Have a good one. XOXO--Teresa

P.S. Still thinking about this? Shoot me an email, I'd love to hear from you!