Workday Wednesday

I didn't get as much sewing done as I would have liked this past week. Last few days of school and tennis matches monopolized my time. Speaking of tennis…
 How cute are these? Remember I showed you the beginnings of them last week?


I still need to get more key rings to put on all of them. They turned out so cute and fun. I'll get some in my etsy shop soon. Tell me what you have going on in your world! Teresa

Last Friday!

Last Friday I had the privilege of speaking to 4 different classes at a local elementary school. The kids were awesome and delightful and surprised me with their knowledge of plastic and even GMOs…
 They made some super cute bags by coloring on Green Bag Lady bags that I brought to share…

 Darling!




They were all so fun! Thanks Welchester Elementary for letting me take part in a fun day! Teresa

This is why…

JONATHAN BIRD VIA GETTY IMAGES
Lemon shark is pictured with plastic bag caught around its gills in the Bahamas.
This is why we are Green Bag Lady. UGH. This makes me cringe and sigh. Teresa

Send Me Photos!!!

Send me photos of you and your bag(s)!!! I would love to see them and post them here on the blog. These are some of my absolute favs from over the years…





Have a great day! Teresa

BLUE SKIES WINNERS!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 16 Green Bag Lady Blue Skies shopping bags are:

Natasha L, NJ
Amanda A (fb) . . NoResp
Gypsy T, TX
Cecilia W, MI
Cheryl C, MI
Keri S, NV
Natalia A, RUSSIA

Rebecca K, WA
Yulia P, UKRAINE
Ekaterina K, RUSSIA
Margarita V, UKRAINE
Petro V, UKRAINE
Volha F, BELARUS
Alex B, RUSSIA
Natalia M, RUSSIA
Vladimir L, 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, BlueSkies_5_2016

BLUE SKIES (finally) FREEBIE!

Look at the sky here in Colorado today! It's BLUE! Finally. It's been a long road to spring this year. Just when we thought it was here, we would get another round of snow. Then, this past 10 days have been grey and rainy. I'm not complaining, we need all the moisture we can get, but it is so very nice to see the lovely blue sky!
To celebrate our good fortune, we are giving out 16 blue Green Bag Lady bags. Want one?


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) MONDAY, May 23. (winners will be notified no later than May 24 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. 

We will randomly pick 16 people to win.

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.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

To keep with the theme from last week, here are the Nashville Bagettes 3 years ago right before I moved here. Miss you guys! Glad I got to see most of you the last time I was in Nashville.
Way to go Levis.

This is pretty great.

Healthy + yummy!

Awesome!

Very cool DIY.

Yum.

And MORE yum.

What do you have on your calendar? I'm speaking to 4 classes at an elementary school today. About bags, of course. They will all get solid color bags to draw on. I love doing this with kids. They make the cutest bags! I'll take some pics to share. I'm planning on spending some quality time in my sewing room too. Have a good one! XOXO--Teresa


Workday Wednesday

Bagette Sherry brought me these flowers on Sunday from her yard. I've enjoyed looking at them all week…
 I'm making something fun with these supplies, can you guess what it is? I'll show you soon.
 Reloading the shop with some tennis pouches as they are nearly gone.
 And, finished up a special etsy order of 10 mermaid pouches. Love this fabric, so cute!
I did add some more of these snack bags to the etsy shop if you are in need of a plastic alternative. I've also been doing lots of pant hemming this week. Apparently, it's that time of year when everyone has decided their pants are simply too long! Teresa

Cuteness for Today

Plastic in the Ocean

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I was chatting with a friend this past weekend and the subject of plastic in the ocean came up. She knew nothing about it. What? I was shocked. I thought it was was public knowledge that there were huge gyres of plastic floating around in our seas. No? If you don't know much about this, it's true. There are a lot of great sources to educate yourself on this topic:

NY Times

The Washington Post

National Geographic

Please don't buy bottled water (450 years!) and reduce the plastics you do buy. Be in the know. Teresa