TAKE ONE MAKE ONE (Part II)--Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! 100 WINNERS!




TAKE ONE, MAKE ONE Freebie, what you will get:




One Green Bag Lady shopping bag already made for you to use instead of paper or plastic AND one bag (out of HARMONY ART ORGANIC COTTON) cut out and ready for YOU to sew and GIVE AWAY to encourage someone else to stop using paper and plastic.

Very easy shopping bag pattern is HERE. How to video is HERE.

To enter this freebie do the following:

•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, we will not hunt you down to send you a freebie, thanks.

•IN THE COMMENT TELL US HOW YOU ARE GOING GREEN.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS MIDNIGHT (CST) THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010.

•100 (yes, ONE HUNDRED) LUCKY WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN FROM THE COMMENTS TO WIN!

•Yes, we will ship internationally.

Good Luck! Teresa and the Green Bag Lady Team


COMMENTS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS FREEBIE.  BAGETTE DAD WILL BE CONTACTING WINNERS SHORTLY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!  PLEASE CHECK OUR SPAM FOLDER REGULARLY IN CASE YOUR WINNING EMAIL GOES THERE!

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tasty little confections! said...

Wonderful Wonderful! Go Green people! We are a little humble confectionary company. On Earth Day in April we went GREEN! We abandoned our carboard delivery system for our confections to an all green biodegradeable & compostable system! We can ALL do our part in going GREEN! Thank you Green Bag Lady!
tastylittleconfections@hotmaildotcom

bubbachenille said...

Other than using eco bags for shopping, I recycle as much as I can, changed all my lightbulbs to the eco friendly ones and use recycled fabric in my sewing!
Thanks for the chance to win.
bubbachenille (at) bigpond (dot) com

- - Sheryl - - said...

Wow - another give-a-way! Awesome - well i am very much a green person. I re-use bread bags for disposing garbage and "cat waste". I am a crafter so nothing goes to waste in creating my cards. I am also a sewer so - the sew one get one is perfect. I would give them to my daughter in college as she now has a place to go food shopping and these would help her carry them home on her walk back to her apt. At work we also try not to print things frivolously. Also use the other side of the paper at home. Thanks luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Going green every day! I save all scraps of anythng from scrapbook paper to fabric to magazines to use for other projects! I have punched out many different types of punchouts from left over scraps of scrapbook, fabric that I have left over I cut out squares to make a quilt block and my newest is to use the old magazines to make a bowl of which I am in the begining of starting and I can't wait to see the finished project. My daughter is dying to have a green bag so I am excited to see the pattern posted again so I can get busy to make her some for this fall when she student teaches! thanks for the bags!
Susan
que dot 65 at hotmail dot com

Meredith said...

We are really green at our house, using everything from cloth diapers, napkins and hand towels, to composting, growing our own food, lots of recycling in my sewing, green light bulbs, harvesting rain water for our garden plus lots of other stuff that is cheap or free to do. Working on the more expensive replacements!

spiralowlcreations(at)gmail(dot)com

Carl@ said...

I like their green bags!
I use a lot of cloth bags.
I would like to win a
Thank you very much

carlawilt@gmail.com

Claire P. said...

Hi Teresa, I will tell all my friends and families about this. I will also post this in my blog :-)
This is awesome!

KiraAJ said...

wow 100 bags? busy busy! We just found out we are pregnant! we were told we were infertile so this is a huge shock for us but a good one! how are we goin green? we are having a CLOTH diaper party! all natural stuff for this lil one when it arrives! we already do our best to do by the enviroment even my 7yr old is preachin to his lil class mates and teacher!

Jo said...

We take shorter showers, use eco friendly light bulbs and stopped using plastic grocery bags! Thanks for a great giveaway.

jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

I have a GBL bag but i wanted to enter for my son. he will be turning 3 this weekend but is already on his way to becoming a green little guy. he puts our items to be recycled in the bins and then on pick up day pushes both bins out to the road, he even brings them back in for me later that day! he always helps to carry our filled reusable bags out to the car after we have been shopping and I would love if he had a bag all his own. And I could maybe start teaching how to sew with the other one! thanks for the opportunity!

campbell4158 AT me DOT com

chita said...

I always try to shop smart by purchasing recycled products. I try to reuse products at home as much as possible. I actually just purchased another reusable bag today while shopping! It would be great to win one of yours!!! Thanks! chita24ataoldotcom

Misty said...

Love the cloth bags!! Half the fun for me is washing them getting them all together and folded then going on another shopping trip!! We are composting and recycling. I will soon be riding my bike to work after my hubby fixes my tire. Makes me feel good to do what I can for nature and the planet.
gmwellman76(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

Aloha!
I do my best to be "green" by reusing, recycling & repairing. I make some of my own bath and cleaning products and try to not let much go to waste. My goal someday is to live in a sustainable home (like www.earthship.org) even if it's converting an urban shoebox apt into a eco-friendly loft with the perfect place for everything.
Creative shelving and storage, multipurpose furniture/items. I want to continue to learn more in these areas and then share the knowledge with others. I am also just learning to sew so I'd be excited to attempt to make one of your bags!
Blessings,

nenia120 (at) yahoo (dot) com

dbrandon said...

awesome!!!!!

we cloth diaper, use cloth or recycled bags for shopping, avoid petroleum-based products and harsh chemicals, use metal water bottles, etc.....

this would be so awesome to win. thank you!!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

A friend and I already have a green lady bag and I use mine ALL the time so a new one would be great!!

As for mother Earth we started our own eco friendly T-shirt label MooBear Designs woohoo

stephanie(at)moobeardesigns(dot)com(dot)au

xo Steph

Virpi said...

I walk if I can. I don't fly. I dry my laundries outside. I try to avoid stuff that is produced far away from here. I try to re-use or recycle as much as I can. I buy all of my clothes second hand and also for the youngest kids who aren't that picky of their clothes.
virpi dot rantakangas as netti dot fi

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm deeply impressed!
Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia

frauknopf@gmx.de

Me and my neighborhood go green, collecting rubbish on the streets, planting a few trees and drive shopping together to save petrol for example.

bbjbsewing said...

going green..... um, we don't have a car all travel is by motorcycle or public transport or foot or bicycle, we recycle as much as possible we taks bags to do the shopping (yes on motorcycles) though I'm working on changing from the old plastic based shop sold ones to fabric and jute just because they stand up better to the treatment of shopping and can be repaired more easilty

bbjbsewing said...

oops e-mail beebeejaybee at yahoo dot com dot au

Grace (WhimsyLoft.Com) said...

this is so generous! thank u!

xx,
grace
http://whimsyloft.com

whimsyloft(at)gmail(dot)com

Little Miss S. said...

Amazing amount of giveaways you are on there.
I'm trying to live as organic as possible - which in Denmark is pretty easy. I'm not vegetarian, but only eat organic meat and only once a week. As a crafter I find it really important to try to use packaging and scraps to make new things - right now I'm doing bags, purses and jewelry from plastic bags, pull tabs, beer caps and stuff gathered in nature. Thanks for making us think.

Little Miss S. said...

I'm such an arse - I forgot my email...
kerneknop(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cass said...

I have just starting sewing, so I made my family some cloth napkins. A small step towards ridding our house of paper towels and paper napkins.
cass at daleking dot org

adinuj said...

Mabuhay!

It's great to check your blog and thankful that your giving away 100 bags this time. I' still waiting for mine. Anyway, I love to win it again and share it to my friends and the knowledge of doing it this time to help save the earth.

Let's go GREEN....Thanks again Green Bag Lady...

adinuj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

such a great giveaway for such a great cause...

Thanks for hosting this :)

I am hosting giveaway too pop by my site when you can :)

dayda said...

Wonderful! Each time I come to your blog I find out something amazing.
I try to go green by recycling; so far I've done envelopes from calendar paper (I love to send and get mail) and some brooches from an old pair of glasses. Now maybe I'm starting to sew :)

Thank you for the lovely bags you do!
dikatzen at yahoo dot fr

Cherry Possum said...

Cool giveaway - being green in Singapore in kind of difficult but I try to do my part with eco lightbulbs, cloth diapers and recycling as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Betty, I am a friend of Adryteje, I would want to receive one of your bags, I use fabric bags to go shopping instead of using plastic bags.I live in a small city in Spain (Tres Cantos, Madrid), we have a big center where we recicle all kind of things. Thank you a lot for your wonderful work!!! (Sorry for my bad English!!!!)

beatriz_troisi(at)hotmail(dot)com

emma said...

we need more people like you. My next green project is to make hip and chic eco shopping bags for all those in my life to encourage them to change their habits so I'll be using your patterns. Thanks!
ejfisher(at)ozemail(dot)com(dot)au

Shruti said...

This is beautiful... I'd like to win it.
I have a small venture here in India where I 'up'cycle old clothes, curtains, sheets etc. I have a team of women from the slums of my city to do this. We also make grocery bags from old newspapers.
:)
shrutinow(at)gmail(dot)com

Freddie said...

Last christmas, I made cloth bags for everyone. I would love someone to make one for me! Thank you x
frederiquew(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl from West Texas said...

Thank you for the free bag pattern link. Our daughters convinced us to buy reusable bags for all our shopping needs 2 years ago. That little habit has led to other areas of our lives. We now compost, recycle water by putting a pan in the sinks to reuse in our garden, and I recycle fabric in many of my quilt projects.

Cheryl
sayitaintsew10@yahoo.com

Annette said...

The green bags are very beautiful. I'm green because I composting our green grabbage and buy many clothes bei second hand.

many greatings from germany
Annette

annette_z (at) gmx (dot) de

angelina said...

you are lovely.
and your blogging take one make one idea is so lovely.
i am following you now.
love!

angelina said...

we do not own nor use a clothes dryer.

sookhyuniee said...

wow, what a great giveaway! i've been recycling since i was very little. we take reusable bags to go shopping with so your bags would be a wonderful addition to our collection! also, i really enjoy upcycle crafts. thanks for your giveaway :)

stella said...

Wow what a great giveaway!
I've been progressing greenly for a while now. I reuse probably more than I recycle. I gave up my car. So only buses and walking. Mostly walking. Of course I live in one of the most dangerous countries to drive in so that might have a thing or two to do with it as well.

fausseparisienne at gmail dot com

~felicia~ said...

what a wonderful idea! i've been stocking up on "green bags", i use cereal boxes for templates, and i reuse glass jars to keep all my misc crafty items organized. crossing my fingers!

Foster Momma said...

Fun giveaway! Right now we are trying to use less paper products...might seem small, but we typically use paper plates everyday at some point in the day.
amwawillever (at) aol (dot) com

carmel said...

so cool
you are here again!
last time i was one of the lucky winners here and becues of moving out of our house i havent gotten the right point of sewing the bag- but i know i will!
thanks for doing this again!

Desperate Witty Owl said...

tansuern@gmail.com

woohooo! awesome.
i go gree by walking more.
walkie walks =)

The Counsils said...

What an AWESOME give-away! You've done it again!

I've been going green by making recycled bags and giving them away. :) We've also been using fabric bags and freecycling everything we can.

:)
carol

maplecreekracing(at)comcast (dot) net

miss tiffany renee said...

along with using reusable shopping bags, i have started washing all of our clothes in cold water, not using harsh chemicals to clean my house that will end up down the drain, and i am investing in a rain barrel for watering our garden!

misstiffanyrenee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Duff said...

Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for turning this mutha out with such a creatively awesome prize! I'm going green by picking up all the garbage in my neighborhood when I walk the dog and recycling it!
Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!

bacontheneggs (at)gmail (dot)com

Sara said...

Hi, we're converting to all organic foods which is more difficult than we originally thought!

ananemone(at)gmail(dot)com

Victoria van der Laan said...

I love this giveaway and the spirit behind it :) Our family does lots of things to be green (composting, walking/biking to errands, cloth napkins & hankies, no plastic into the house...) but the one we're constantly working on is buying used/vintage whenever possible. We keep a list of things we need and keep an eye on Craigslist and the flea market/garage sales in our area. Not only is it green but it can be a lot of fun, too!

Anonymous said...

Great bags! We try to be green--recycle all that our local center takes, hang our clothes to dry, use a reel mower, and drive a hybrid. Thanks for the chance to win!

ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

shanghaicowgirl said...

Wow - I've never heard of this, what a fantastic idea!
We'll be going green this year by using your pattern to make your tote bag instead of gift wrap for all the birthdays and holiday gifts this year.

Michelle
shanghaicowgirl.matgmaildotcom

Adeline said...

I will be going green by implementing a recycling bin in the office!

mcyi85(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

Well, my most recent move to be more green is that my son and I dug a compost pile in our back yard. We have been recycling, but we wanted to lower our garbage even more! We also garden, so the compost will help our organic veggies too!

Stacy said...

What an amazing blog, you are making such a difference. Thanks for the giveaway.

mdicocco said...

We have been green for so long that it's hard to list all the things we do. We compost everything that we can, use cloth instead of paper in our kitchen & dining room (haven't gotten to the bathroom just yet >:D), recycle everything else. We've been using green light bulbs, used cloth diapers & wipes on our daughter, reuse clothing to make new stuff, and in general, try to fix things when they are broken instead of buying new. We cut up junk mail to use as scrap paper, and basically reuse anything we can. I even started my own little organic fabric company! Thank you for this great giveaway. marie(at)erols(dot)com

Mare said...

I think you are amazing! all the bags that have been given away, it's just wonderful! We recycle as much as we can, we reuse a lot of things, we changed our light bulbs and try to walk whenever we can!
Greetings from Chile!

mmimica(at)maimonides(dot)cl

Kristin said...

We try to limit our purchases...and shop thrift shops and garage sales as much as possible.

jillian said...

these look so much better than the green bags I use for groceries now. I am finding new ways to use those things I have (office chair re covered to a spinning stool for sewing, saving scraps (tiny scraps) to use for stuffing in toys)
jillseeu2@hotmail.com

deserae said...

Awesome! I am trying to go green by carpooling to work!

deserae(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Jo said...

I've starting growing my own vegetables this year. That's green, right? And as soon as we get a yard so dirt isn't blowing all over the back yard I will get a clothesline! Yay! I hate having to use a dryer!

Jerri said...

Wow! Awesome idea! I love this idea, to make one to give!! I love reusable bags- the way I've gone green, is by not using plastic bags anymore. Even when I give things to people (like outgrown baby clothes) I give them in real bags- no more plastic!

bethany said...

that is incrediable!! I recycle everything that I can. I try to make sure that showers are short!!

Carla said...

Wow, your idea is inspirational. Now, could you please come up with a way to get the bags to the store with me? Every second trip they get left on the back of the kitchen door!

We are trying to be a "green" family. We compost, we installed our rain barrels this weekend. We eat local whole food. I walk when I can. All those little things that don't seem like much add up hopefully!

carlamo(at)ymail(dot)com

Lis said...

Great, green giveaway. We compost and recycle (glass, plastic, paper etc). We walk when I can (not always a possibility with poor health). We grow our own veggies. We wash by hand or on cold by machine. We share a bath!! I have a wormery. I'm doing my best but I know I could always do more - like make bags from your great giveaway!
lisstickford at hotmail dot com

Peach Rainbow said...

I use energy saving bulbs, cotton hankies, compost the biodegradable waste and read the newspapers online.

fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Penelope said...

What an awesome site you have here!!!

We've just moved to a new home, and one of the most exciting things was that 1) it's got solar water heating!!! and 2) there's room for a vegie garden and chooks!!! This is important to me as we live a long way from farming areas, so all our food has had to travel a long way. Now we can do our little bit to make a difference. Inspired by the solar heating, I'm trying to keep our winter electricity bill the same as our summer bill...usually hard with my heater loving husband and children! But they'll get used to it LOL

alissa222 at gmail dot com

Donna said...

what a great giveaway! We are going green with my two girls pitching in. We use bags instead of plastic for shopping & save recycle items for a little boy who has a recycle business. He encourages others to recycle as well.

donna@blessednest.com

the Jernigans said...

We use as little water as possible and grow gardens!!!
carojernigan@gmail.com

Lisabee said...

Wow! 100 winners? I LOVE reusable shopping bags. We have tons, so I would probably give away both of these... or maybe give away one of them and one of the ones we already have so I could save my new one. :)

ikkinlala said...

I'm going green by repairing things - I can make things last a lot longer than they would otherwise so I don't have to buy very much new.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

missbossypants said...

So Generous! Our family goes green by composting, gardening, using reusable shopping bags, repurposing clothing, and shopping at second hand stores. Thanks for the chance to win!
sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com

mon ami said...

Woot woot! Bye bye plastic! I would love to add one of your beautiful bags to my collection of reusable cloth bags.

Our big move to go green this year is to grow our own organic veggies thereby cutting down the carbon footprint used to ship those veggies to our store and for us to travel to the store to buy them. My fingers are crossed that this new project works.

thanks for sharing
xo

Tracy said...

lusive.tracy(at)gmail(dot)com

In my blog, on Tuesdays, I talk about some of the things we're doing in my house to go green, but we're collecting cans (even asking to collect our neighbors cans)and we're taking them to the recycling center. I also use bags when I go to the grocery store. (I have since given a few away) And honestly, I'm looking forward to making a bag to give away to someone! :D

Garilyn said...

Great giveaway! I use recycled fabric alot in my sewing, I try to use as many eco bags while shopping, etc.

blessed.mama4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ingrid said...

My husband and I have made a few changes in an effort to be more green. We use only reusable bags when shopping, we recycle, we use CFL lightbulbs, and we buy energy star rated appliances. There is always more we can do though!

Anonymous said...

I Go Green by using a reusable water bottle rather than using plastic water bottles all the time.

Please send me a free bag

beckaleanne(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jingle said...

Well, we already use reusable bags every time we shop and we have recently eliminated plastic baggies from our home, too! We do lots of little things that I am really hoping add up to make a difference! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Meg said...

Wonderful! I walk every where, in an attempt to go green, and recycle everything!

megan(dot)leahy(at)umit(dot)maine(dot)edu

Falene and Kady said...

I am going green buy using canvas bags for all my shopping, disposing of my compostable items in a worm composter, mowing the lawn with an old style rotary lawn mower and recycling everything that my city will take. I have also replaced all my light bulbs with energy efficient ones.
mtwildflower85(at)hotmail(dot)com

patchworkpalace said...

I have had a smart meter fitted so that we can monitor our energy usage...its amazing when the red light comes on the children tear around the house switching things off. We are also trying to stop using plastic bags so your giveaway is great. email address is patchwork_palace@hotmail.co.uk

baukje said...

Great8 We are going green by making our home compost, and so on.

baukjedotvandotveldeatfreedotcom

Sarah said...

This is unbelievably generous! I'm so impressed. To go green, I've gotten my bike out of storage and am trying to conquer my fear of city riding :)
thisisdishy(at)gmail(dot)com

lesleyandsara said...

what a fantastic and colorful crusade!
phillandlesley(at)msn(dot)com

Jodi said...

What a generous giveaway!! Thank you so much!!

I make and use cloth diapers on my children and I make almost all of my children's clothing. We also shop locally for produce and buy organic just to name a few things.

wagnerdjse(at)gmail.com

Amaranta said...

Thanks for the cute giveaway!
escuishi (at)hotmail(dot)com
http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

Helena said...

Love it, as matter fact back in Dec I made a Bunch of bags for shopping and many for gifts. My household has 7 people so we always go thru plastic bags bad, But now we been using the fabric bag and I love it. Yeah me and my family going green. texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

kpmattingly said...

We are recycling everything we can practically (it drives my husband a little crazy though!). We also try to remember to take bags with us to the store but need to build up our collection!

sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

Lael said...

I am compositing and recycling as much as possible!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I am trying to go green by REUSING Everything I can I am making boxes out of boxes, reusing them for a counter and then I am crocheting plastic bags into new bags. nmommy02atgmaildotcom

Vesuviusmama said...

I use eco bags, I compost what I can, I am a scrap quilter and use bits that others would throw away (gasp!) in my quilting, I recycle every week, and I don't buy individually wrapped items. I also just bought a more gas-efficient car, and I am hoping to one day put solar panels on my roof. Thanks for all you do!
ehutchinson(at)wlu(dot)edu

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Go green! I need more shopping bags, I have lots of kids! I never take plastic bags if I can help it.

wendythewonderfulatgmaildotcom

Jennifer S. said...

Very cool! I am trying many new things to go green this year - for my little balcony garden that my son and I planted we've upcycled tin cans and plastic containers as pots. I am attempting not to buy any new books or clothing this year. Re use, re use re use! And OF COURSE, I am totally a reusable bag diva, not only does it save me from dealing with 100s of plastic bags, but I usually save a bit of cash too!

fruitandfoliage(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay said...

Wonderful idea. I have been re purposing old fabrics as well as walking when ever I can. I also frequent my local farmers market and I can certainly see myself using a fabric tote bag to shop there with :)

Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacy said...

This is great! I do currently use all cloth bags at the store, run a no-paper kitchen, buy less at the store, shop in bulk with my own containers, recycle , and I could go on for awhile. I love to encourage others, so I love this idea to make one to give away!
stacy321(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bonnie said...

I love using cloth bags when we shop. We do lots of green things around our house including using cloth diapers, cloth paper towels, napking and tissues and, of course, plenty of recycling.

cat said...

we have changed over all our lightbulbs, we use rags instead of paper towels, we are using re-usable shopping bags (and always can use more..haha!), we recycle, compost, and grow our own vegies...there are other things we do, but those are the immediate that come to mind..:)

thank you!!

catballou24[at]gmail[dot]com

Beth Lucas said...

We recently started recycling regularly and using reusable shopping bags.
lucasbeth(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelly said...

This is totally generous of you! THank you soooo much!

shelly.potter(at)hotmail(dot)com

THANKS AGAIN!!!!!

Lottie said...

I am going green by using energy saving lightbulbs all over my house! charlottepackham(at)gmail(dot)com

Doula Mommy said...

Wonderful!

I love green living and other people who are green living also.
We are a crunchy family that cloth diapers, breastfeeds, recycles, and uses are own bags when we shop. I also try to make as many of our toys and clothes as possible, usually knitting.

~Jessica
Trustingbirthdoula@gmail.com

AllieKatMom said...

I love people who go green! We live in Houston and to go green we leave our AC off during the day and only use fans! Now if in 90 degree weather that isnt green I dont know what is!

Kate said...

Hello Green Bag Lady - I am going green and helping the kids at my local school go green too! We have all designed a fabric bag together and every child in the school is going to be given one to celebrate the opening of our new school garden where we will be growing our own, composting and all sorts of other green things. Thanks for the chance and keep up the good work.
katedorcas1(at)aol(dot)com

trish said...

What a great idea!
We have a compost pile for food items, recycle our cans, burn the papers (if I am not using them for something else), and take very few things to the dump. :o)
Thank you for putting my name in the hat! Your bags are great!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

kelliemorgan said...

Going green! We're all about the use of metal water bottles here, and just got a rain barrel for watering the yard and flowers with some yummy rainwater. Thanks so much for a generous giveaway!
kelliemorgan17 at gmail dot com

Chantel said...

I try to do everything I can to go green! I love it! What a generous giveaway!

I use my green bin, a window cloth that cleans with just water, a cloth that replaces paper towel. I walk everywhere I can, I don't use plastic bags. I'm sure there is more!

sunshine_design(at)ymail(dot)com

Deb said...

I love reusable bags! I am disappointed with myself when I let a plastic bag enter my house - so my contribution is that I have about 8 reusable bags that get used everywhere from the grocery store to the mall. I've also, last weekend, bought new energy star washer/dryer to replace my 15 year old clunkers (one was resold, the other will be recycled)

dsdonovan23(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

One of the many ways my family lives green is by growing, harvesting and eating our produce for as much of the year as possible. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Lynne said...

To go green, I recycle (including green bin recycling) and love to use vintage fabrics. I also love to refashion clothes. Thanks for the great giveaway!
avonlynne(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie J said...

I'm so glad that you're spreading the green!! I've been making quite the collection of handmade market bags to use when we're out shopping. For the times when we do end up with plastic bags, we reuse all of them (especially useful for the litter tray!!) I've also been really enjoying knitting dishcloths so that we don't use disposable paper towels or sponges anymore. It may be little things but they make such a difference! organicstills(at)gmail(dot)com

Susanne said...

Wonderful idea! Recycling is always a big subject in our family... Susanne

hamburgerliebe(at)web(dot)de

BrittNeal said...

This is great! I'm going green by saving all my plastic food containers i.e. margarine tubs, peanut butter jars, etc. Then I find great craft blogs that tell me what to do with them! I hope I win!

BrittNeal (at) gmail (dot) com

Megan said...

How neat!! I love fabric bags and use them at the grocery store whenever I remember. Which is getting to be more and more! (I have really bad mommy brain and don't always take all my bags in the store before I start shopping!)

sales4mp at gmail dot com

Bridget said...

Obviously I recycle whatever I can and try to bring my own bags to the shops but the main thing is just thinking about all the things I want to buy and working out if there's a way to do something similar with what I've already got. It's amazing how many 'necessities' I don't actually need to buy. bridgetannkelly(at)gmail(dot)com

Sara said...

I am going to start recycling soon here! Thanks for your bags and I would definitely love to win one:)

living4himjoshayden(at)gmail(dot)com

inday_adin said...

Yehey! Another giveaway. I would love to have another bags and so I can give the other one to a friend of mine. She would love that!

What I do to be green is that I save and recycle the egg boxes and I use it to plant my seeds indoors instead of buying the starter kit at the store. In that way no egg boxes are going to waste just that. I also save the jars from our favorite spaghetti sauce and use it as containers for my buttons, bobbins and all my sewing things. :) Fantastic! We also have a compost pit that we throw in our biodegradable stuff that we later use as a fertilizer in our garden. Yehey! Go Green!

Adin B
myholypondhill(at)yahoo(dot)com
http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/

O My Word!?! said...

I am going green by buying vintage fabric!!!

Desiree said...

Hi Green Bag Lady. I use your bag all the time & would love to give two away to both of my sisters. I am going green by using my bag & others I have accumulated. Thanks for all you do :)

simply.simon.sisters@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

These are SO COOL! And I love the idea! We get by with one car (compact)- even with two kids. I either get a ride to work or walk - not as easy as having two cars, but much better for the environment!
thanks for all you do!
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Frangipani said...

I love green it's my favorite colour and I go green as much as I can. I recycle, I've got energy saving light bulbs, I've turned the heating down, I've got a 5 min. timer on the shower, I buy organic food, I use public transport or walk etc. etc.
Would love to win :-)
leilabmail(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily said...

wonderful giveaway! I am going green by sewing shopping bags for everyone i know and also making cloth napkins to replace paper in our home.
bruzzinie@net.elmhurst.edu

Nanbon44 said...

what a lovely idea, but I would have done a take on make two, just think how fast they would multiply please enter my name in your lovely drawing
ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com

tonni said...

this is a very good idea!

We need to buy a new car in time and we`re looking for one, that does not only use fuel but gas; one of those gases (I don´t know which one) can be exchanged by biogas.

my email
tonni(at)wtal(dot)de

Kelly said...

We are trying to shop locally, and grow our own food in the summer.
kellysmith89(at)hotmail.com

NinjaEema said...

I love your bags. Over the last few months I've made cloth pull-ups and cloth menstrual pads. I'm also going to be making some re-usable snack bags for my daughter.

Yasuko Jung said...

I've always beeen trying to "Go Green", however, I sometimes forget to bring my reusable bags with me when I go out to shop groceris and feel so guilty. I love your work and effort so much. I think we'll have to make this world a safe and livable one for our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids when they're grown.

Mare said...

My hubby & I have been trying our best to recycle, reuse, or mend items instead of creating more garbage. Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!

alittlesparc said...

Hey, if one of the bags is already cut out, I might actually make something with the fabric for a change!

alittlesparc(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeanne said...

WOW YOU ARE WAY GENEROUS, going green, we live in the country, save our rain water, plant our own garden, can our own veggies, HOME MADE TOMATO SOUP IS AWESOME, don't use any chemicals (I work at an organic fertilizer company) try to use washclothes as much as possible instead of paper towels. I recycle vintage sheets and use them for my quilts, recycle mens shirts and use them for my quilts. I know there is more but that is all I can think of right now. AND BTW, I LOVE YOUR BAGS and I would definately "Share". I can take some to work and I am sure all the Girls there will use them. :) THANKS FOR SHARING.

justjeannej(at)gmail(dot)com

mommyjessica said...

I am expecting a little girl in August and have been making lots of effort to go green in preparation for her arrival. Have changed to green cleaning products and laundry detergent, purchased rechargeable batteries to eliminate battery waste, bought cloth rags and napkins and have reduced our use of paper towels as a result.

Holly said...

Among the many ways we're trying to go green: using cloth napkins, composting, etc. And in a few weeks, we're getting several chickens.... so fresh eggs without buying them in plastic at the grocery store!
hramerh at gmail dot com

Emily said...

I would love to enter. I am 9, and I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, too.

I'm feeling lucky today.

sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

Thanks so much,
Emily
www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Ramya said...

wow.. this is a great green giveaway! We have recently started using cloth bags for grocery and this bag will come in real handy for those shopping times!
Thanks for the wonderful opportunity.
ramyab(at)gmaildotcom

Lori said...

What an awesome giveaway. I always use cloth bags when I shop, almost all our garbage is composted or recycled, and I hang all my clothes outside to dry.

nanny_lor4(at)yahoo(dot)ca

ktquilts said...

Well, I take larger scraps from my projects, and make napkins. I haven't bought paper napkins in almost a year!!

Blessings,

KT

Olivia said...

I use my own bags when shopping as often as possible, we cloth diaper, line-dry, and use earth and person friendly products!

moomama96 @ gmail dot com

Ellechim said...

Great items! I recycle as much as possible. Hubby says I will make a quilt out of any scrap I can find. I do have a few bags that I use. Also I walk more than I use to.

elle8130 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Danielle said...

I try to recycle, compost and of course use reusable bags. I also tried going cloth diapers. I loved them but my poor son's bum didn't. I'm still hoping that we can go back to them since they are better for the planet and our wallet. Hopefully in a few months I can try again!
canamharris (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jayne said...

I'm going green today by not using plastic bags for my produce. I'm going to use cloth bags from here on our or a box or some such other container-no more plastic produce bags-yay :D cagle58atcomcastdotnet
Thanks Green Bag Lady-my machine is ready to make one pass one.

Deci said...

Thank you for this! Wonderful! I went to the Climate Rally in Washington,DC on Earth Day. And one green idea talked a lot about was washing your clothes in Cold water. If everyone did this, the energy savings would be amazing.
I love these bags!

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

i dry my clothes on a clothes line.
twougaalums@bellsouth.net

Mama Lusco said...

Awesome! I always use fabric bags at the grocery store, pack lunches in fabric bags and buy local when possible. Thank you!
luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

leah said...

I've been using some reusable bags I made and have started cutting up my husband's old clothes to make pajama's and play clothes for my son. That last bit has been more fun than I expected it to be and I can't wait for my husband to decided there's more he doesn't need :)
project.onemore(at)gmail(dot)com

kimberly said...

Recycle. Minimize waste. Conserve. Beautify the community. Thanks for all you do!

kmmartin99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breanna S. said...

Wow 100 winners that is amazing, I am going green by riding my bike to the store, making fewer car trips, and using cloth bags with possible. (I need a few more for big trips to the store)

Breanna S. said...

forgot to leave my e-mail addy Sorry teachloveread at hotmail dot com

Jo's Place said...

What a wonderful giveaway. We have been going green for a couple of years now. We compost, grow our own organic veges, only have one car that we use very little, recycle everything possible. I've also started to re-fashion old clothes into new ones for my daughter. copmil@ihug.co.nz

sarah said...

What a great idea! I compost, recycle, reuse... keep my vegetable garden going year round and just planted a fruit orchard that will be managed organically. sarah@frogcreekcottage.com

gina said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! And what a great idea for helping the planet.

Every year we plant between 10-15 trees in our yard, which helps the environment, wildlife and me for their beauty!

Hugs,
Gina
gina@gigglekidsboutique(dot)com

Anonymous said...

We are going green by downsizing. House, cars, etc. Thanks for the green giveaway. What a great idea
Colleen
Butler83@aol.com

wekeepsaying said...

We have been shopping at small organic markets with reusable shopping bags, though when we forget our bags, we make sure that we only allow our groceries to be put in paper, then we use the paper bags for trash bags. I don't even remember the last time I held a plastic bag...weird. We are also planting lots of little sunflowers and succulents (not sure if this is considered green, haha) and I would really like to eventually have my own herb garden so I don't have to go and buy it in huge quantities I don't ever use up.

Though strictly instructed not to by our apartment manager, we have changed all of our lightbulbs in our apartment to eco-friendly ones and don't use the air conditioning unless it's absolutely necessary (ie. 95ยบ and above outside). We don't run the washing machine or dryer more than once per week, we hand wash all our dishes twice a week, and we recycle where we can. Unfortunately our apartment doesn't have a recycling program and we haven't been able to find a recycling center that doesn't take stuff from individuals, but we're working on it!

I've never had a Green Bag, but would love to incorporate one into making my life a little bit greener, thank you!

luck(dot)lys(at)gmail(dot)com

sharon said...

Hi, what a great give away! I try to compost and recycle as much as I can and always use home made grocery bags! Thanks Sharonj.

alli b said...

I don't use plastic bags for fruit/veg - i either use recyclable brown paper bags or my own handmade mesh bags.

alli b
allisonbright{at}gmail.com

Kristy said...

What a wonderful giveaway prize. I love the 'pass it on' premise.

What do I do to go green, I like to think lots of things but the one that is ost in my mind today is not using a clother dryer and drying things on the line in the sun. I'm lucky that in Australia I can generally do that year round (not so at the moment though, which is why it is on my mind!)

handmaderetro(at)gmail(dot)com

A. said...

wonderful giveaway! great cause and great bags!

albeaton at aol dot com

Bree said...

holy cow giveaway!
My little family try to be green as much as we can - shopping bags, using green cleaning products, we have a vege garden using only organic stuff.
breejackson(at)hotmail(dot)com

mandbrid said...

One way we are going green is to make reusable fabric bags for gift giving - especially for Christmas gifts. We're going to use as much repurposed fabric as possible.

Serena said...

I use cloth shopping bags and, ahem, cloth time-o'-the-month accouterments. That's something I never thought I'd do.
serenakate at gmail dot com

Bean said...

wow, awesome giveaway!! I use my canvas bags every day, and I even buy them at thrift stores to donate to my local food co-op! We also grow a lot of our own food and I make and sell recycled stuff :) I hope I win!!

Steph said...

ow generous! I have one of your bags already and love it! I use it to carry my produce home from the store.

our family uses cloth diapers to cut down on waste... thanks again for such a lovely givewaY!

stephanie dot e dot carroll at gmail dot com

MissMary said...

woop woop!

maryhaub(at)gmail(dot)com

i'm going green by unplugging my electric stuff when not in use (coffee mill, etc.), recycling, composting, growing veggies on the back deck... :-)

angie said...

thanks for this awesome giveaway...i love that in getting we get to give too. i have recently switched from toilet paper to family cloth. i love it!

stinksopurdy at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I would love to win this! We recycle and use reusable bags (would love another one).
(my email is under my blogger profile)

Naptime Kitty said...

This is a great idea!
I'm going green by walking as much as possible and am helping a community movement to make bags for our local grocery stores using recycled fabrics and ties (for the handles!).

naptimekitty at gmail dot com

Lydraneha said...

Hi !
Thank you for giving us the chance again ! :)

I am from Belgium, a very small town, and I try to be as green as possible by taking the bus and the trains instead of the car, walking when I can avoid taking them. I do not use plastic bags anymore, and I'm bothering my parents and little sister to do the same.

I hope I will have the chance to win one of your wonderfuls bags - and show them in Belgium !

catherinenamotte(at)hotmail(dot)com:)

Aberdonian said...

I'm going green by going to work by bike or on foot. I also take non disposable cutlery to work for lunch and try to limit the number of plastic bags I get from shops.
claireymin(at)gmail(dot)com

Meg said...

Wow! I've never participated in a giveaway that has 100 winners! This is huge! Thank you for the chance to participate :)

I'm going green by sorting the waste. I also use fabric bag instead those plastic ones. And I either go by feet or use the public transportation. These are the ones I know about but there may be more 'green' stuff I do :)

MeggMeg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kate said...

We live on an organic farm in Australia. We use our own rainwater, power from the sun, chickens for eggs, grow our own fruit and veg. We still have to shop at the super market and buy fuel from the petrol station but we question everything we do and try and make sustainable, environmentally responsible decisions.

Sue said...

how fantastic and so generous. I try to be greener by making my own dishclothes and buying local for my foods wherever possible.
sharethejourney at bigpond dot com

Stella said...

Oh, I would love to win this delicious prize! stafish6(at)hotmail(dot)com

We do all we can to go green! One thing we do is reuse all our bath and shower water to water the garden... We also use as little power as possible, our bill this month was practically nothing!

Nadescha said...

wow, what an absolutely awesome idea!!
i am going green by separating and recycling my rubbish, refusing plastic bags, and trying to buy more second hand.

please also check out my giveaway at www.cheekyapple.com :-)
mail(at)cheekyapple(dot)com

Chris said...

This is a great prize. I am troubled by all the used tires that are out there so, I used a huge bunch of them on the ground under the floor of my hay barn when I made it. They are the only support under the wood floor - never will rot an good firm foundation. I also am huge on not wasting my wood scraps so I keep making smaller and smaller wood crafts to use up my scraps instead of wasting them. I also am making a blue jean quilt but using only old extremely warn blue jeans for my squares and the back pockets of them.

veta said...

here i am again. trying hard to be one of the 100s winner someday:-)

i love mother earth. i love green (color)... i love being green by simply not throwing garbage everywhere. in fact i used my pocket as my garbage bin.

veta said...

toink! i forgot to write my e-add. so here it is: veta897@gmail.com

Jessica said...

i love this idea!
we have stopped using plastic and paper bags for all our groceries, and use cloth napkins as well.
thanks for the chance to win!
jesshea(at)gmail(.)com

Chicken Willow said...

I always carry eco bags with me just in case. Thanks for having a giveaway!

Amanda said...

Wow! 100 bags...awesome way to encourage others. We do a few things in our house to keep green. Our lightbulbs are changed, we recycle everything...and recently got our green bin for composting (very excited).
BRITBABY13@hotmail.com

RyanSarahN said...

You are such an inspiration! I help my mom (who we are back living with this summer) make compost for her garden, it's pretty cool! ryansarahn(at)gmail(dot)com

Fran said...

WOW ! What a giveaway ! Those bags are
super ! The mantra in our house is:
Reduce Reuse Recycle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We do our best to be green....sometimes
it is a challenge.

Wendy D. P. said...

Thanks so much for participating and posting your pattern - I can't wait to start making these bags for family! I'm currently finishing my PhD in Marine Conservation Science - I do my best to live green every day!

wendyedow(at)gmail(dot)com

Allison said...

this is such a wonderful giveaway! i actually need a couple of more cloth bags for the grocery and have been meaning to make my friends some for a house-warming gift. this giveaway could be very motivational for me!

as for going green, i walk whenever i can instead of driving. i just moved and now i can walk lots of places--the grocery, video store, library, post office, etc. i also use vintage materials to craft.

thanks for the chance to win!

Abigail said...

This is such a wonderful contest! I want to get my mom to start using cloth bags as well and this is a great way to get her started!

I'm a student so to live green, I ride my bike to class and carpool as much as I can when I need to drive. As a part of my university's student government, I helped start a bike program so that students can check out bikes for free to ride instead of driving to class. I also recycle my old papers and printouts into handmade journals covered in flyers or posters which would normally be thrown away.

AbigailETownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

Cloth diapers, and looking into starting composting this summer. Also using a local CSA. aehaas (at) google (.) com

paulette said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely bags!
Paulette

Ellen said...

That is a phenomenal giveaway. We try to always use reusable bags, recycle & to bike anywhere close enough / not use our car.

ellen(dot)burchett(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks in advance! Wow!

Sara said...

Wonderful of you to do this again! I tried to win last round but didn't so here I go again! As far as going green I try to can as much food as possible and reuse the jars to create less waste.
Thanks for the chance to win.

atthecoveredbridge(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am trying to be greener and greener everday. We use cloth napkins, only cold water for laundry, unplug all items not being used, use cloth shopping bags (always like a new one), walk to do errands, use a push lawn mower, anything I can think of to be green. Green is a wonderful colour.
Thanks for this great giveaway.

bbrabant3 at yahoo dot ca

MossyOakLane said...

We have been doing so much to go green...shopping local, replacing lawn with veggies, using cloth bags, heavy recycling....etc.

Micmacker said...

I'm a fabric bag user - would make a great addition to my collection! Thanks for the give away

Kelsey said...

We have been GREEN in our house for several years by using only natural products to clean (vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, etc). Thanks for the great giveaway! kelsey.k.johnson(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen said...

Ahhh I love this idea! I've been to your blog many times before, always a pleasure! One step I've made to trying to go 'green'.. I upcycle everything we no longer need (or fits) into something else so we can use it again!

jenni_7js[at]hotmail[dot]com

Erin said...

I love it! I'm going green by trying to eat more locally produced food, and even am part of our local Community Supported Fishery in North Carolina (there are only three in the country, but we are trying to remedy that).

elyse(dot)erin(at)gmail(dot)com

Leslie said...

What a great idea. I love using my bags and never seem to have enough. I have switched over the majority of my cleaning products to biodegradable and we are going to start composting this summer. Thanks for doing this.
thegrahams6(at)sc(dot)rr(dot)com

Krystina said...

Best giveaway ever!

Sherry said...

We try to recycle everything. We buy very few new clothes and make doll clothes from castoffs. Thanks for the giveaway.
slrandall at shaw dot ca

Erin C. said...

I picked a plastic bag out of the branches of a tree this morning - just one of the many plastic bags that find their way into the environment. I am so glad someone is fighting the tide with a reusable bag campaign like yours.

We recycle, use reusable bags, buy recycled goods, and use the CFB lightbulbs.

Thanks for all you do!!

Steve & Tara said...

we recycle and planted a bigger garden this year.
sntbosch@msn.com

Mary said...

I use reusable grocery bags and also made some reusable produce bags. I also have been making cloth snack and sandwich bags.
marytini at hotmail dot com

Susan C. said...

What an amazing giveaway!

My e-mail is linked on my profile page. Thanks!

Charissa said...

We've been trying to use less paper products and buy more things that are reusable. Thanks for the giveaway! charissaupchurch at gmail dot com

Stormy Days said...

I like your idea of spreading the bags around. I've been "green" for years. My latest thing is when I receive something in the mail which uses bad packaging, I call or write to the company telling them I can no longer purchase from them, and I mean it.

Rachel C said...

We're going green by planting a garden! Thanks for the giveaway :)
rach62803@yahoo dot com

Sylvie said...

I much prefer the fabric tote bags to those simili-green plastic ones that the big grocery stores foist on us as more environmentally friendly. Really? Since when is plastic environmentally friendly?

We got a composting box and will work on that this summer.

Thanks for the opportunity!
eisfaerie at gmail dot com

Mal said...

what a lovely idea! As for being green - I haven't owned a car in 7 years. I bike everywhere and only use a car (rental) when I know I can't carry what I need or it's over 10 miles away from me.

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