Photo Finish Friday

Aren't they cute? I had the pleasure of speaking to Bagette Jackie's granddaughters 3rd grade class last Friday for Earth Day. They were SO sweet and impressed me with their knowledge of recycling and even plastic in the ocean! Way to go 3rd graders. Jackie's granddaughter is on the far right, she's simply adorable!
These are pretty cool.



Yum. These too.

Just ordered another one of these. Let the grilling commence!

I'm really thinking I need to start listening to Podcasts. Maybe while I sew? Do you listen?

What's your plan this weekend? I'm headed to Nashville. YAY! I get to see my old colleagues and my Bagettes. So excited. My godchild is also having her First Communion. It's a banner weekend all around. Big Girl is going with me to look at Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. I still can't believe she'll be off to college soon. Teresa

Workday Wednesday

The secret is out. People have figured out that I'm handy with a needle and thread! I have been SO busy doing alterations these past few weeks. I hemmed and adjusted countless prom dresses, took up at least a dozen pairs of pants, dresses and skirts, fixed a mink coat, adjusted the sleeves on a sport coat as well as hemmed some curtains and made pillow covers. Whew!

I have also been working on special orders for my etsy shop. One person wanted 26 of these snack bags as goodies for her colleagues. While I was at it, I made 60 just to have on hand. I've already sold another 5 of them. I hope to put a few sets in the shop…
This is another special order. One of my friends here has a daughter on the crew team at Creighton University. She wanted little pouches for the team. I was able to find this cute oar/paddle fabric from an etsy shop. Creighton's colors are blue and white so it worked out great. Can you see that I did the quilting in waves?
This is the back. Creighton's mascot is the blue jay and I live how this fabric coordinated with the paddles.
Off to do more alterations. What have you been up to lately? I'd love to hear. Teresa

Spring Fling Event

Last Saturday my neighborhood association held a Spring Fling Eco event. I gave out bags at the same event last year when my sister was in town. This year I was solo and gave out 45+ bags. Everyone was so sweet and nice and there were tons of little kids. They get so excited about picking out a bag. YAY! Teresa

Belarus Bags!

dear Teresa ! First I want to convey to you the greetings from the small country of Belarus ! and I want to tell you thank you for your bags ! I will use them in the summer for hiking to the beach or hiking the Food ! The design and quality of the bags very much, you are a master of his craft ! I will continue to participate in your contest :) good luck :) Tatiana. 

Florida Bags!

These bags were made by my cousins wife. The fabric was given to her by the incomparable Aunt Frances (previously here and here). It's too difficult for Aunt Frances to sew any longer, but it's nice to know that she is passing on fabric to keep the bag making going! She's awesome. Teresa
Fabric given to me by my dear Mother-In-Law Frances Trapp! Green Bags made for my friends! I just love sharing your story! I take my Green Bags everywhere!

Isabelle Trapp

Mother/Kid WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

The 3 WINNERS of a necklace and a Kid shopping bag are:

Betty J, ID
Kris B, MI
Cindy W, MI

The 12 WINNERS of a Green Bag Lady Kid shopping bags are:

Bethany P, TN
Valeria L (fb) . . . . NoResp
Dawn E, CA
Cathie R, WA
Beth T, OR

Alexandr H, BELARUS
Ekatrina S, RUSSIA
Tatyana T, 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, MotherKid_4_2016

Mother/Kid FREEBIE!

We have teamed up with Corina from Linked to Love esty shop for this freebie. We have some fun things for kiddos AND for MOM! 

We have 15 kid themed bags, everything from The Little Engine that Could to Olaf from Frozen to teddy bears. Fun!

And, look at these super cute necklaces from Corina's shop. Silver and crystals don't get much better except when they are wrapped in wire with pretty beads. 3 lucky moms (USA only) will get one of these!
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, April 25. (winners will be notified no later than April 26 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 15 people to win, the first 3 people from the USA that are picked will win a necklace AND a bag the other 12 will win shopping bags.

Don't forget to check out Linked to Love on etsy and on Facebook!

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

About 1/2 of the 2 feet of snow we got last weekend.
My "girls" coming to visit and foraging for food this week. Note how much of the snow is already melted.
Big Girl would LOVE these.

Cool upcycling.

Gorgeous. The elephant!

Beautiful Mother Earth.

To try. And, this too!

Are you lucky? I am.

Hopelessly devoted to pencils. Who knew?

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!! Today and every day. :)
A very busy weekend at my house. Tonight I get to see Big Girl as the lead in her High School play, yipee! Tomorrow morning I'm giving bags at an Earth Day event, afternoon tennis match, then prom photos. Sunday is a 5K race for Little Man's school and meeting with the Bagettes. Whew, wish me luck! Teresa

Workday Wednesday: Prom Edition

Remember last Friday I mentioned I had a plethora of prom dresses to alter? Well, I finished 5 of them on Friday while I was buried under 2 feet of snow. Photos on that tomorrow. Right after I had those finished, a panicky mom texted me to say that her daughter had a dress that needed a lot of help. Understatement of the year… This dress (pictured below) was a size 10 and the girl was a size 2. Yikes! It needed reconstruction of the bodice as well as hemming.

I got the bodice all fixed and went to work on the hem only to find this…
Oh no! And, it was on the outer layer of the dress. My first thought was to hem it a few more inches so I could cut it off. Only problem was thread. I had bought the only 2 spools at Joann that were the perfect color which is very important when doing a serged hem.

I decided to try cutting it out very carefully with tiny pointy scissors. These are my favorite for this kind of thing.
 Voila! Check it out. After pressing with a warm iron, you can't even tell!
Feeling pretty good about this one. :) Teresa

California Bags!

Thank you so much for our bags from the purple give away. Fight like a princess had a great day using them at the Epilepsy walk in San Diego.

JoAnn P.