Earth Day Giveaway!

Bagette Barb, Bagette Sherry and I were at our local Natural Grocers on Monday for Earth Day handing out bags. Over 125 happy people walked away with some pretty, useful items on their arms. So fun! XOXO--Teresa


Starlight Labels

The awesome company that makes our labels is currently featuring Green Bag Lady on their blog. Thanks Starlight. This company is SO easy to work with. They made longer labels just for us and even included our logo! Heart them! Thanks to Lottie and your whole team. Teresa

Butterfly WINNERS!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Butterfly shopping bags are:

Jeneva M, WA
Margie R, USA
Sara P, USA
Candi W, ID
JoAnn P, OK
Kellie G, TN
Patricia S, USA

Marina G, ARGENTINA
Sara R, WI
Mickey F, MD
Carla H, UT
Emilia E, CA
Denise R, USA

Julia B, GERMANY
Amy M, USA
Beth T, OR
Patsy C, AL
Lori S, IL
don-leon, RUSSIA
flakon85, 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, EasterButterfly_4_2019

Happy Earth Day!

Some words from LITTLE GIRL:

The Earth is not a Republican. It's not a Democrat either. It's not a conservative or liberal, or libertarian or any other political stance.

The Earth just knows how to be the Earth.

Many of us see topics such as climate change as a political issue rather than a world issue.

Politics and all, opinions and all, we all share the same planet, and there is significant evidence that humans are destroying the planet.

Your personal feelings about the environment don't change scientific evidence. And, not caring, not believing, or being in denial about serious environmental matters will not stop any of it from happening.

Happy Earth Day, love to all, XX--Ellica

Butterfly FREEBIE!

My friend Angy gave me a whole roll of this pretty butterfly fabric. I was able to make exactly 20 bags from it. How fun! And, don't you think that butterflies have a little something in common with Easter? I just love how springy they are! Want one?

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.

IN YOUR COMMENT YOU MUST STATE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. IF YOU DON'T, WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR ENTRY. The US Postal Service is implementing NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 7pm (PST MONDAY April 22 (winners will be notified no later than Tues, April 23 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

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

20 people will be chosen to win bags from all qualified entries.

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

We will ship a limited number of 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

Mash up of photos from the Cologne Cathedral, Germany. Gorgeous. My favorite are the mosaic floors!
Way to go NY!

Oh my!

I sure hope so.

Mama Earth fun facts.

I need to do this, especially for my youngest…

Yes, she was found. My kids were out of school on Wednesday. Sigh.

So sad about Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I was there many years ago as a student. So many years, so much labor, so much history, all up in smoke. Ugh.

Easter weekend is here. What are you plans? We didn't really have any so I started asking around to see who could come for dinner. We now have 15 friends and family coming over. Everyone is bringing something so I don't have to make a huge meal myself. Kids and I will dye eggs too which I love doing. If you celebrate Easter, have a lovely one! See you back here Monday. XOXO--Teresa

UPDATE: THE NETHERLANDS, Tilburg Chapter

Look at this great event that the Tilburg Chapter organized at their local zoo! Such pretty bags I can barely stand it! YAY! And, what makes it even better is that I got to meet many of these lovely ladies while I was in Germany. :) Teresa




Hi Teresa,

Here are the photos from the event at the safari parc Beekse Bergen last Saturday. We gave out 250 bags!

Love Greta


P.S. Recent newspaper article on this chapter!

I was wrong, another Germany post! Gah!

I did bring some fun things to give out while I was in Germany. First off all my sweet Bagettes got a sewing theme pouch. I added the Green Bag Lady patches too. Just a little token of my appreciation for all they do! (I sell lots of pouched through TeresaMade, my etsy shop, that I need to restock!)
I also gave out bags (no surprise there!). Harmony Art Organic Design and Amy Butler were kind enough to send me fabric. Harmony's fabric is behind the green bag and orange bag. Amy Butler fabric on right.
 Amy Butler fabric on right.
Harmony's Animal Farm fabric was a HUGE hit. Everyone loved the sheep! I only had a few of them and they were the first to go! I got to meet these lovely ladies in the Brother sewing machine booth. Both of them were so lovely! I have several Brother machines and love them.
Look at the cool Green Bag Lady logo bag that Margriet made for herself! Love! And, she is holding the Amy Butler bag I made her too.
This is all of us again. I'm holding one of the Amy Butler bags with more bags inside that I gave out after the blogger presentation.
Nora from Pattarina got one of the bags. I'll be talking more about Nora in the future. She's a sweetheart and quite an innovator!
 Bagette Alicia got an Amy Butler bag too and is putting it to excellent use!
A huge thanks to Harmony and Amy Butler for the generous gifts of fabric. The bags were a HUGE hit! :) Teresa

Last Germany Photos

One last word about my trip to Germany and Initiative Handarbeit. The booth was amazing! Comprised of a sitting area, great photos and samples of the bags. The bags they made are a little different than the Green Bag Lady pattern. Their sewing pattern is here. Crochet pattern here. Knitting pattern here. I love that they included yarn patterns as well as a fabric one. It doesn't matter what kind of bag you use to substitute paper/plastic. Any kind is wonderful! Each of the bags they gave away had lovely printed materials with the website information, links to the patterns and some background information about Green Bag Lady.












Love, love love everything about this. Everything. Teresa

Texas Bag!

Hi, Teresa!

Just wanted to send my photo using my FREE GBL (Green Bag Lady) bag taken yesterday at my favorite local HEB grocery store (as requested by your Dad - Bag #60539).

I love my bag.  It's so cheerful and I will definitely use it.  I've also sent all of your information to a group of 4H girls who have been learning to make quilts, and I thought this would be a great eco project for them to do.  I sent them your links, FB page, video, pattern, instructions, to make it easy for them.  If they follow through, I'll get pics to you.

I apologize for the not so good photo.  I asked a lady on my way out the door to take my pic and she didn't do so well, and said she was in a hurry.  I was also in a little hurry, so let it go.

Thanks again,
Robin Rodriquez
Huntsville TX