I finished the tennis bags for my team captains, I hope they like them! Teresa

Happy Birthday Bagette Dad!!!!

Happy Birthday Bagette Dad! He's in the middle amongst his 4 kids, their spouses and ALL eleven grandchildren. We are all blessed. Love you Dad, Teresa

Workday Wednesday

This is what I've been up to recently…

Made some pretty pet beds. Now, I just need to stuff them with my overflowing scrap bins…
 Made a tennis bag for my friend Sheila…
 Have 2 more in progress as gifts for my tennis captains…
Of course, I have been sewing some Green Bag Lady bags and handles too. As for weather, I'm wondering where all the rain is coming from that we are getting. Noah is ready to start the ark! What have you been up to recently? Do tell. Teresa

Colorado Bag + Bag Lady!

Thank you for the lovely bag!  I just finished making two of my own, and they are ready for the store tomorrow.


Aurora, CO

Angie made the 2 bags on the left, the right bag is her Green Bag Lady bag. Way to go Angie! Can't wait until you can come sew with us! Teresa


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

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

JoAnn P, TX
Pat D, MA
Gloria T, TN
Jennifer K, CT
Jennie J, VA
Iraida K, RUSSIA
Toby L, WA

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, PurpleFreebie_7_2014

This is how you voted:
60 purple (surprise!)
27 green
15 pink
11 blue
 7 black
 6 red
 4 brown
 4 orange
 3 yellow
 2 white
 1 gold


My mother always told me that purple was my first word. It is a pretty great color. All those nice shades and hues. I was even thinking the other day that an orchid colored shirt would be a nice addition to my wardrobe. Kind of the color of the bag on the far left below.

So, how about it? You into purple? Wanna dangle one of these beauties from your wrist? Give it a go, enter to win one of 20 bags!

To enter to win a SHOPPING 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 (MST) Tuesday, July 29. (winners will be notified no later than July 30 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. 

In your comment, please tell us YOUR favorite color. Mine are lime green and turquoise.

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

Maybe this should be Proud Mom Friday instead. Little Girl made this amazing watercolor this week to give to a friend who was moving from Colorado. The sentiment is so sweet and the painting…oh my! Love her.
Whoa. (thanks Harmony)

Good job! (my husband's airline)

Love. Salad.



And, this!

The. Best. Thing. EVER!

What are you up to this weekend? I'll play some tennis and meet with my Colorado Bagettes on Sunday. Have a good one! Teresa

Belarus Bag!

Greetings from Belarus,Teresa!My name  is Diana,I'm from Belarus.I participated in Psychodelic freebie and recieved 2 wonderful bags!One of them you can see on the photo!These bags are very beautiful,even my friends like yellow bag!The say it is wonderful because of so cute cucumbers and potatoes on it!Your bags helps me in everyday life,because I am trying to live my life in eco-style and need to carry some products or books to home and I haven't a desire to use plastic bags,which can pollute our planet Earth.Also these bags are very useful in trips and walks!Thank you!You are awesomw,Teresa!;)

With best wishes,Diana from Belarus

Ice cream

I've been up to some yummy mischief as of late. The kind that includes cream, sugar, eggs and other good stuff. It all started with this book and my trusty Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I jumped right in with Mocha Swiss Almond and quickly moved to Cappuccino Chip. Yes. Then I had a revelation last night while on the verge of sleep. Maple cookie ice cream. I had just bought some cookies from Trader Joe's and thought they would be perfect with the maple ice cream recipe in the book. I am substituting the cookies for the walnut. Even though I adore walnuts, my kids, not so much. I promise to post a photo of the end results and give you a culinary review.
 Next stop on the ice cream train? Coconut…
I can't wait. Gotta run and add those cookies. Teresa

PS, those maple cookies never fail to remind me of my mom. sigh. she would love this ice cream.

From Bagette Alicia

Bonjour from Montreal!   J.D. and I are up in Canada for a week while the girls are at camp and visiting a friend.   We have never been here before, and I am very impressed.  It's a pretty amazing city.  We went into The Biosphere this afternoon which is dedicated to issues about the environment.  I am sending you some photos of eco-fashions that I thought were well done and a photo of the Biosphere which is modeled after Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome.  He was an interesting character ahead of his time - you would appreciate him.  

Hope you are enjoying your beautiful Colorado summer! 

Ps - the dresses are plastic bags, pill bottles, batteries, iced tea cans, computer wire and mice, and building materials.

Thanks Alicia, how wonderful. The dresses are great. Thanks for sharing! Teresa