Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

TAKE ONE, MAKE ONE
AMY BUTLER FABRIC BAG FREEBIE
100 WINNERS!
YAY! Another Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! Guess what we have for you? 100 Green Bag Lady shopping bags up for grabs made out of AMY BUTLER fabric! BUT, that's not all, with your bag you will also get a kit (Amy Butler fabric as well) to make a bag to GIVE AWAY and encourage another person to stop using paper and plastic bags. Isn't that great? Take one, make one round II. . .

Winners will receive: One Green Bag Lady shopping bag already made for you to use instead of paper or plastic AND one bag (out of Amy Butler Fabric) 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 HOW YOU ARE GOING GREEN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS MIDNIGHT (CST) FRIDAY, DEC 17, 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

PS--HUGE thank you to Amy Butler and her staff for all the amazing fabric!

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.


WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED by Bagette Dad. It will look like this:


"Green Bag Lady, Amy Butler TakeOneMakeOne_12_2010"


Be Patient, this may take awhile.

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Carl@ said...

I like the bags!!!!!!
carlawilt(at)gmail(dot)com
carlawilt@gmail.com
Thank you

strong girls said...

ctstrong(at)juno(dot)com

many of the gifts i am making this year are from fleece that was in my aunts fabric stash that i inherited when she moved cross country.

mesmerize138 said...

This year I'm making *all* of my Christmas presents, mostly from repurposed old fabric (old t-shirts, sweaters, dish towels, etc). Gotta love it!

mesmerize138(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

mkjacquot (at) gmail (dot) com

I love this fabric. Would love to try and make a bag.

Just One More Thing said...

Would Love to Win Win Win!!
Almost all my handmade projects this year are repurposed fabric and wool. Beautiful hats for my grandsons, little shoes for my granddaughter, lots of penny rugs and Santas.
carolbowen3(at)live(dot)com

Corrie said...

We are making donations to charity in the place of exchanging gifts.
weisenseec04(at)hotmail(dot)com.

TOPSTITCH said...

THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION AND TUTORIAL TO MAKE MY OWN BAGS FOR GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

miantifaz(at)gmail(dot)com

Ciel said...

Wow! What gorgeous fabrics. I've already made two Green Lady Bags, two Morsbags, a few bottle bags and hope to make some more bags to wrap all my presents in this year. I'm also trying to make as many pressies as possible this year for a greener, less commercial Christmas.
Ciel_S(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Phoenix Peacock said...

I am in love with your project's idea. You just gained a huge fan.
I'm making a cross stitch that is taking its time getting finished, and a bazillion other projects with either found objects or items I already have in my house.

phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

inoakpark said...

I'm making most of my x-mas gifts this year (or giving things that people really, really need).

katies.towers (at) gmail (dot) com

SisterlyLove said...

Making another recycled wool quilt out of mens blazer jackets. :)

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

The Sew Convert said...

This is an amazing initiative and giveaway! Instead of paper wrapping, I'll be trying to make some fabric wrappers for smaller items.

Corrin said...

What a great idea. corrinschlecht(at)gmail(dot)com

sylvia said...

I love this idea of "green" bags and actually some of my christmas presents will be handmade shopping bags ;)

But i would like to have one of yours for myself!

wirlebennureinmal(at)gmx(dot)de

greetings from Spain,
Sylvia

andrea said...

This year we made ornaments to give to all of our friends that got married or had a baby in the past year or are pregnant (and there was a lot of them!) Such cute little keepsakes. Of course wrapping in fabric or reused/repurposed gift wrapping.
I have a GBL bag so I am entering this giveaway as a surprise for my Aunt Cill. She is a music teacher at an elementary school and a wonderful, helpful person!

campbell4158 AT me DOT com

Christine M said...

Lovely bags and a lovely idea. Get one and make one to pass on!

Christine M said...

oops. I forgot to add my email address!
sonofdon(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

Julie said...

juliecf27(at)gmail(dot)com

I am a college student, about to leave for home in a few days. I am committing to recycling the homework/notes sheets of paper I used this semester!

Valerie C. said...

What a great idea! One to keep and to give away. Love reusable bags! Thanks! vjcollins105 at gmail.com

Heather said...

I'm going green by recycling, and by using cloth bags!
h(underscore)freund(at)hotmail(dot)com

Erin said...

adorable! craftyerin(at)gmail(dot)com

I am crafting, mostly from stash fabric and yarn, my niece and nephews' gifts this year!

Homemaker Honey said...

I've been making up handmade pouches for gifts.

I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

Merry Christmas!

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

grendelskin said...

Lovely fabrics for these bags, would love to give one and keep one just for me! Several of my gifts are being made this year from repurposed or salvaged fabrics. It's an interesting challenge to make the most of bits acquired along the way!
grendelskin(at)gmail(dot)com

Xènia said...

I believe your project is wonderful! I try to use non-plastic bags whenever I go shopping, but I must admit they are absolutely ugly.

I'd love to have one of your bags, and I just decided I'll try and sew some to give as presents to my family ans friends. I'll fabric-bag everyone!

xeniambou(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

You're the best bag lady! I'm going green by making many of my gifts and using upcycled materials when possible.
Happy Holidays!

Beth- the mama bee said...

What a great giveaway! 100! wow!

Last year I started, but this year I'm doing 100% fabric reusable gift bags. They velcro at the top.

Bmoore_mamabee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Leslie said...

To go green this christmas we are using all of our leftover wrapping paper ... Even if there isn't enough of it doesn't match I have presents wrapped in "Quilted" wrapping paper

Becky said...

Wow, that's wonderful! I'm beckmoyer(at)gmail(dot)com. We are going green by using LED christmas lights that use far less power than the old ones (which ours were half dead anyway)

Krista Lee said...

kbuyno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Super cool fabric and bags!

June said...

I love these bags, I always have bags in my car, but never seem to have enough when I go to the store. JunePiperBrandon@gmail.com

Jingle said...

I love your bags! I own one and use it whenever we grocery shop!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Freddie said...

I always use cloth bags and I give them away as presents.
frederiquew(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

Amazing! I am trying really hard to make fabric bags for my giftbags this year. Though they may not be shopping bags, they are reusable at least!

Laurie Anne said...

What a fantastic earth saving idea! I can never have too many reusable shopping bags.
This year I have made about 75% of my Christmas gifts, and in lieu of gifts I have made donations in my parents and in-laws names.
Please enter me! Thank You!

rebelblossom69(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Jill said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway, you guys rock! I'm being as green as I can this Christmas, all my gifts are handmade and all my wrapping/shipping materials are recycled. Some are wrapped in fabric bags and some are wrapped in old paper bags that I decorated.

Melanie said...

This is wonderful! Thank you. I am making scarves, capes, and bath salts this year:) Next year...bags!

Melanie said...

Oops. Forgot my email. thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

cindy said...

This season I have chosen not to use wrapping paper but gave reusable bags instead! It saves on trees and the enviornment, both of which I care deeply about. I also purchased a lot of green products as gifts. The industry is amazing and is full of wonderful earth friendly products for everyone.

barrigacindy(at)yahoo(dot)com

:D

Lindsay Conner said...

100 winners! oh my, oh my.

lindsay.conner(at)gmail(dot)com

I like the idea of reusable bags for going green. I have a few and use them all the time!

Good luck with your contest! My giveaway is at http://lindsaysews.com

Misty, Albany Oregon said...

Nothing like saying "I dont need a bag... Thanks" Love the fact that Im not collecting pounds of bags at my house anymore. We are not perfect or close to it but every little bit helps. Thanks for the inspiration you give to everyone!!
gmwellman76(at)yahoo(dot)com

Faddict said...

Ooh me and my DD have been crafting some cute Xmas decs out of recycled cardboard and glitter!
Love the bags!
Shola
XXX
annoy19@hotmail.com

Bekah B said...

I LOVE green bags (mostly because I can carry many more groceries in each bag than in those flimsy paper/plastic), and the Amy Butler fabrics make these even more special!

rebekahmassoth(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah McGrath said...

I'm wrapping my presents this year in fabric from my stash...it won't get thrown away AND recipients will be able to make something nice out of it!

skmcgrat(at)tcd(dot)ie

Sue said...

I found you through the Seventh Generation newsletter, what a fabulous idea and beautiful fabrics! I would love to win, thank you :o)
Sue

stones1730(at)gmail(dot)com

Willa said...

My goodness, you practice what you preach for sure. Great idea. I do try to take bags with me but don't always remember.

Anonymous said...

ettlinga(at)dickinson(dot)edu

Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! I've been shooting for giving homemade gifts this year, and I've been wrapping them in recycled posters for events around my college, but bags like this would be so much fun!

Roberta said...

Oh wow...I'm such a fan of Amy Butler fabrics and of Green Bag Lady bags...you can never have enough ;) I'd love to make one for my Mom and see if I can finally convert her! Thanks again for such a wonderful contribution to our planet ;)
Fondly, Roberta
rlphilbr13(at)aol(dot)com

Lisa said...

Great idea!!! And beautiful fabric!
berendslisa(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amy said...

We are going green by re-using wrapping papers. avennett AT verizon DOT net

Anonymous said...

I was given Green Lady Bag #12596 as a gift and Love it! Love it! Love it!

I have reduced my use of plastic bags ever since my visit to Ireland where there were no scraps of plastic bags in the trees, anywhere. I hope we can get to that point in this country.
Pat
Gaithersburg MD

LT said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much.

dooooot(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vicki said...

wow, you guys rock! I'd love to win! How am I going green... using my reusable fake tree (lol) and not putting up outdoor lights, also some of my gifts are handmade. :)

oops messed up the last (deleted) comment--here's my email, vickivictoria (at) gmail dot.com.

momma b said...

I Love your fun fabric choices :)
Dkburroughs21(at)aol(dot)com

Sara said...

I like this. hauser(dot)sara(at)gmail(dot)com

Opp Family said...

I've been thrift shopping most of my gifts this year and I'm making homemade vanilla using recycled mason jars for family gifts.

kara is a grits (at) yahoo (dot) com

Christine said...

southernplumeria(at)gmail(dot)com

This is an awesome giveaway. I love the pass it along effect also especially with grocery bags. One way I'm starting to go more green this Christmas is to use boxes that have been wrapped (top and bottom) to put presents in so we can use them again next year. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

krisgray said...

krisgray(at)yahoo(dot)com

This holiday season I've been carrying my reusable shopping bags with me, trying not to collect all those plastic bags - uggh. I've not made this bag but have used a one yd pattern that I've given as b-day and mother's days gifts this year. I love making bags and I love having one tucked in my tote bag that I whip out at the check out lane at Target!

Lee said...

I think yours is the best giveaway ever! This holiday we are using handmade pillowcases for the kids gifts and shopping bags for the rest ! thanks and happy holidays!

Vanessa said...

Can always use/ make more bags!
vhpark(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I made a number of the gift this year- Knit hats and jewelry. Minimise shipping and had fun!
I will spread the green bad movement!!

jjknoblach(at)comcast(dot)net

Maple Creek said...

What a HUGE give-away!! I'm making gifts for my girls and many family members as well as making bags for gifts to save on paper!

amy butler fabric is to die for..

thanks for the give-away!
:)
carol

maplecreekracing(at)comcast(dot)net

Amy said...

Yay this is an amazing giveaway and site!!! I have already taken the handmade pledge and constantly refuse plastic and paper bags. I also am participating in the green grocery bag challenge and this will help me keep it going! Thanks! Amy

girlana(at)gmail(dot)com

Digital Misfit said...

This is such a great giveaway!
This year I am making ALL of my gifts. I try to upcycle as many materials as possible (vintage fabrics are awesome!). I only use fabric bags when I do go shopping. I will also be making Green Bag Lady bags for my family as gift bags.

hugs & happy holidays,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

gill said...

I'm sewing lots of gifts (including bags) using repurposed fabric

gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

Stephanie S said...

I love these bags and coupled with Amy Butler's fabric, they're perfect! This year to go more green, I'm making some reusable lunch sacks.
copper1047(at)hotmail(dot)com

grandmarockton said...

many THANKS for the help REMEBER to be GREEN!

hilary said...

Your web site/project is a wonderful thing!
hilary1 at gmail dot com

Mandy said...

That is one of my favoritest amy buttler fabrics!!! Please pick me!

Mookie's mom said...

love the bags! I am going green this holiday by making most of my gift and trying to use up some of my stash!
lisadpope(at)yahoo(dot) com

Amy said...

Wow! How generous to be giving away so many. I have been using scrap fabric to come up with some presents this year in an effort to be green.
mrsamybarrett(at)gmail(dot)com

Kerry & Ronan said...

Yesterday I turned shirts my fiancee didn't want anymore into new shirts for my 8 year old! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. anortak(at)gmail(dot)com

Teddi said...

That is awesome! I'm going green by giving items that can be used and reused to my family: books, wooden toys, etc.

nellana said...

Wow that's a lot of winners. I am going green by reusing the gift bags from last christmas to wrap stuff in this year.

Brooke said...

Very cute bags! Thanks for the chance!
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Karen P. said...

I am doing alot sewing & online shopping this year!

Laura said...

Wow, how generous!
We're being green by using cloth diapers, wrapping presents for children in playsilks that we made by dyeing them with kool-aid, and making a lot of gifts (felt ornaments, a quilt, a diy play-kitchen out of an entertainment center, and felt fishing sets).
LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

Maggie said...

Very nice bags! I am crocheting reusable pot scrubbers and dish cloths for gifts. I also made some decorations from old clothes. magwilky(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Violet said...

So cute!
ladyhawke257 (at) gmail (dot) com

the frog princess said...

I am going green by not buying things from the shops - it's all handmade. :)

gershamabob {at} gmail {dotte} com

Morgan said...

Great giveaway! Seriously, that's a lot of work you're giving away. Many thanks. morgan_wicker(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda said...

I love the fabric. 100 giveaways wow! So far I win! Hooray! I never win! :)

I'm making all my gifts this year -- thrifted sheets are the best. TONS of fabric for cheap! :)

Amanda
amandaandandy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Poppyprint said...

I would love to win your faboo bags again this round! We're going green by wrapping in fabric (not the good stuff, don't be silly).
krista(dot)hennebury(at)shaw(dot)ca

Kitty Vane said...

What a fantastic giveaway!

I'm making my Christmas green by making presents by hand and using recycled packing materials to package them.

kitty(dot)vane(at)gmail(dot)com

Tabitha said...

I love this idea! We went LED on the tree lights, living tree and no outside house lights this year for our "new" greening. klucking(at)fairpoint(dot)net

Sunnybec said...

Hi only just found your site. What a fabulous idea. We never use plastic bags, in France they have stopped giving them out at supermarkets anyway. Thanks for the tutorial if I don't win I will have ago at making my own. Linda

szubia said...

Most of my Christmas gifts this year are homemade from fabric I already had.(dish towels, coloring case, etc) my email is sanjazubia(at)gmail(dot)com

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

EVERYONE, PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. WITH 100 WINNERS, WE CAN'T GO LOOKING FOR IT! THANKS, TERESA

Sarah said...

Wow. You are amazingly generous!

I actually save old Christmas cards, cut t hem up and use them as gift tags. I save gift bags and reuse them, as well as tissue paper.

s(dot)delauter(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel's Quilts said...

Love your bags.
I am going green by taking cloth bags with when I shop instead of using the store's plastic bags.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
rachelsquilts (at) hotmail (dot) com

Belle + Bee said...

I'm participating in Handmade Holiday this year...and we're trying to use resuable gift bags for as many gifts as possible!
beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

hollyctr said...

Love the bags! This year we are wrapping a gifts with brown grocery bags. hollyctr(at)gmail(dot)com

charlotte h. said...

what adorable bags! last holiday i started making all my gifts and i am doing that this year as well... i also didn't buy any new fabric this time but am relying on just my stash!
skinnychiquita(at)gmail(d0t)com

Matthew M said...

Nice! I'm making most of my gifts this year and using reused gift wrap and re-usable bags for everything.

mattesque(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

Wow! Great giveaway! aea(at)pobox(dot)com

Lee said...

lee(underscore)nicholas(at)hotmail(dot)com
I made my own fabric wrapping and bags..I made it in nuetral colors so others can pass them on at any occasion.
I love the bag idea!!
Thank you and Merry christmas!!

vlijtig said...

My green christmas will be in the fact that I will make most of the presents myself from my stock of fabrics. And I would love to sew a reusable bag for someone else!

Megan said...

I love fabric bags!! I've been slowly replacing all the bags I use with fabric ones....it's the best way to go green!!

sales4mp at gmail dot com

elizabeth said...

I would enjoy making some bags for friends and family. I have started making/using cloth napkins in my effort to go green. And I stopped buying bottled water.

Great giveaway!
elizabeth
elrchrds(at)swbell(dot)net

CRN said...

Love the bags
corley(dot)rae(at)hotmail(dot)com

I'm going green(er) by making gifts this year. Saving paper, packaging, gas and spending time at home with friends and family working on the projects!

Emily said...

Love these! emmillee(AT)gmail(DOT)com

endless13 said...

This year, I am sewing drawstring bags in all sorts of sizes! No more wrapping paper or bags ever :)

Max. H said...

Amazing! I Love your site and keeping coming back to it! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

ryderryder38(at)hotmail(dot)com
we make handmade presents and christmas cards with the stuff we have at home

Mystica said...

I try to op shop and use recycled stuff as much as possible.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Becky said...

mydomesticdesign(at)gmail(dot)com

These are so cute, congrats on reaching 100 posts!

tracyp said...

Love it. I'm "wrapping" my gifts in fabric bags so the person can use their bags again later. Thanks for the idea!

tracemclee at yahoo dot com

sarah in the woods said...

slj4981 at g mail dot com
We are making some presents to give.

Miss_Oakden said...

I love these bags. This year I have hand made all my presents, all of my work collegues are recieving a hand made shopping bag and all of my presents are going to be wrapped in upcycled pillowcases made into a shopping bag.
Herry Christmas.xxx

Pepie said...

great bags and a great idea, thank you.

I like to wrap gifts in fabric instead of paper.

my email is: pepie(at)gmx(dot)de

Erica said...

I love those bags, beautiful colors. Great idea to send materials to pass the bags along.

To stay green this holiday, we are wrapping our gifts in old shopping bags. My email is ericajackman2000(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Bry said...

Wow this is so awesome that you are giving away so many! This year I have been using fabric as wrapping! I have told some friends if they don't think they will reuse the bags to give them back to me to use again!

Email: bomara(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine Hoffman said...

Oh-these look so beautiful....saw the fabric in action before it became these bags:)

My way of going green...locally made food gifts!

fallscountry(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa said...

Cute bags!
lgiesting17(at)hotmail(dot)com

Denise S. said...

Love your idea,thanks for the giveaway on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Cute bags! I'm going green by making a bunch of my christmas presents and reusing others...lots of walking to thrift shops and farmers markets.
embyrfire(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marie said...

beautiful job on the bags- i love that reusable bags are totally mainstream now. this christmas i am going green by reusing all of my Bon Maman jam jars (i've been saving them ALL YEAR LONG!) and using them to package home made mixed nuts to give away to family and friends as christmas gifts this year. they make for beautiful packaging with a ribbon tied around them! marie5k@yahoo.com

C. Michele said...

Wonderful! I've already been making bags to give as gifts for the holidays. I go green by using beautiful fabric instead of paper, and recycling paper/boxes of gifts given to me.

cassandra (dot) pendergraff (at) gmail (dot) com

Molly said...

This is fabulous. I am a proponent of using re-usable bags at store and often do. My main issue is the check out people who do not want to take the time to use your bags. I get the strangest looks when I hand over my bags to be filled. This year I am making a lot of my gifts using my fabric stash which includes a lot of re-purposed items. Skirts can make the cutest bags! Thanks so much for doing this and getting so many people on board.
molly_dye(at)hotmail(dot)com

redzshadow said...

I got one of your bags last year and I love it! I made one as a Christmas present and she loved it! I really like what you are doing.

This year I am not using wrapping paper. I am using bags as wrapping.

I would love to win this year!

redzshadow at gmail dot com

Lizzie Bordello said...

I love the "take one make one" idea - so cool!
One way that I've been trying to go green for all holidays is giving experiences rather than items - making memories, rather than more consuming!

Stacy said...

I'm going green by making most of my gifts this year.

fisherstacym(at)gmail(dot)com

wendi said...

I like the bags too! I like to wrap my gifts in fabric swatches as it makes it look more personal and creative. For little things I like to use hanky's i get at antique stores and wrap with a ribbon with a tag!

jennyludesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie said...

Huzzah! I am going to use recycled materials to wrap all my presents!

katiesredumbrella(at)gmail(dot)com

Misty said...

I have been making all my gifts this year. A lot of re-purposing of things.
morindewatgmaildotcom

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi from Australia, Teresa. I try to use recyclable bags every time I shop. The craft forum I belong to, recently had a bag swap, we covered the reusable bags that we bought from the supermarkets. I can always use another one, for sure. :0)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Gene Black said...

Cool. I love fabric shopping bags. And getting to make one to give away is a nice bonus.
geneblack at gmail dOt com

Emily said...

Oh, Green Christmas: We are buying less and giving less this year.

deeadams(at)yahoo(dot)com

Suze said...

Cute bag! I use cloth bags for my shopping and could always use some more. I also downloaded the pattern and hope to try it. Thanks Green Bag Lady!

Denise said...

How cool! My newest 'green' thing is that I switched to the Bobble Water bottles lately. It filters the water as you drink, so you can refill with tapwater anywhere, anytime.

Melissa said...

Money just seems to get tighter around here so I am making gifts this year. I LOVE using reusable bags for my shopping and keep several in the car at all times. I hope to be a lucky winner and will surely pay it forward:) mgarrt(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for hosting and for the great site.

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Best idea for a giveaway yet. Im totally wrapping all my crafty girlfriends' presents in fabric instead of paper. Im also choosing to make all (but one) of my christmas gifts from things I have already in my craft room. Waste not want not.

Meadow said...

We are giving more experience this year, less "stuff"

nachoandtdog at gmail dot com

Prima Donna said...

Ah, a fellow Nashvillian! Have been to your site before. Going green by using things I already have on hand to make gifts.
minter.donna(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

How adorable!
We decided to do all of our wrapping in recycled paper this year.

Thanks for the giveaway!

orinoco14 at yahoo dot com

Stormy Days said...

We use the same living tree each year, he just comes back inside for a little. His big brother who outgrew the house is decorated outside. We are wrapping gifts in green bags and mostly giving gifts to charity in our recipients name.

Betty Rockit said...

what a great idea having so many things to giveaway! i'm going green by recycling and composting, san francisco is great at that! bettyrockit at gmail dot com

Monique said...

Wonderful bags! I love to sew bags. I'm going green this holiday season by wrapping my gifts in reusable fabric gift wrap.
Monique
mnlefty at gmail dot com

Jasmine said...

I've made several grocery bags for myself, but your pattern looks much easier--I will have to try it!
ravenjamine81 at yahoo.com

Julie said...

would love one of these cute bags.

jchanson22(at)gmail(dot)com

Smit Family NZ said...

Going green for us means we're doing an email Christmas letter rather than popping zillions of cards in the mail!

Daydream Believer said...

daydreambelievershop{at}gmail{dot}com

I am only using reusable-shopping bags while out holiday shopping this year. I'm also making my daughter's holiday outfits from upcycled fabrics :)

Violeta said...

Thanks for the chance to win
violet_bg1@yahoo.co.uk

Mel said...

LOVE IT! This year I am making a lot of my gifts. Mom and Kiddo want those slankets so I'm making them because the fabrics I picked are better. If I win, the one bag will be going to my BFF in CA.. cross country, to make sure she stays green

melblackrose(at)gmail(dot)com

JRoberts said...

kgm3boys(AT)gmail(DOT)com

I would love to win. This year we wrapped all our gifts in recycled paper. We also downsized our Chrismas presents and got only things that were USED. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristin said...

Wow, LOVE it! I'm going green by reusing boxes/tissue paper/bags/bows/etc and using more cloth wrapping. =)


craftymom85(at)gmail(dot)com

The Pink Fawn said...

I am wrapping with reused paper & tissue this year. I am also using scrappy bits of fabric to make Christmas presents :)

nancy(at)pinkfawn(dot)com

SoozeM said...

Wow what a great giveaway!!
soozemoroney@gmail.com
I won a bag plus a kit from you quite a while ago, I made the bag up and gave it to a friend, then she liked it so much she wanted one for her mum so I gave her mine as well and I haven't had a chance to make a new one for myself so it would be great to win this!!

Rainbow Child said...

super dooper giveaway!
h_carni(at)hotmail(dot)com

i am handmaking alot of gifts this year, like allways :)

missknitta said...

I'm missknitta(at)gmail(dot)com and I'm making furoshiki with little pockets inside to give to my friends!

LindaSchiffer said...

We're using recycled paper for wrapping our gifts this year. :)

Linda (quilter at jagunet dot com)

Jessica said...

very pretty bags!
i'm trying to make more gifts this year, rather than buying them all.
thanks for the chance to win!
jesshea(at)gmail(dot)com

Helen said...

I am definitely reusing gift bags, bows, and using fabric bags instead of shopping bags at the stores!!! Thank you so much for offering another chance to win one of your amazing bags AND a chance for us to give back by making a bag to give away! You rock!!

helen_ono at hotmail dot com

macca said...

we will be trying to limit packaging that seems to come on everythign this year by hand making alot of gifts.

Love the bags

Maggie said...

I moved into my first apartment this past summer and just adopted a second cat. I didn't want to deal with the hassle of a real or fake tree and didn't want to worry about my cats eating or climbing it, etc. Haha! So I had some green craft paper that I rescued a year or two ago from a recycle bin at a school and I cut a tree shape out of it and recycled various cardboard to make a skeleton on the back to make it lay flat when I hung it on the wall. I also cut out ornament shapes from patterned tissue boxes and a star from a pretty golden envelope I had gotten in the mail. Stapled a little ribbon loop on the top and hung it up--recycled flat Christmas tree for me this year!

midsummermuse(at)gmail(dot)com

Tanya said...

We reuse gift bags from year to year, I have quite a stash, our giftwrap that we do use goes in the recycling bin-as long as it's not shiny.

crystalball 137 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Mary Beth (The Blue Ladybug) said...

marybethingrace(at)yahoo(dot)come
marybethingrace@yahoo.com

I'm making all my own gifts this year and LOVING it!

You inspire me!!! :) This is a GREAT giveaway!!!

Jessica said...

This Christmas, I'm going to use fabric from my stash to wrap presents instead of wrapping paper :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

quiltyhabit(at)gmail(dot)com

Serena said...

Wow, thank you for the great giveaway! I'm using reusable fabric bags to wrap gifts instead of paper (for the most part). Also, I'm buying local! serenakate(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I am making your bags and giving them as gifts! Thanks for the chance! ksprencel(at)hotmail(dot)com

A family of boys said...

Wonderful bags! This year we decided to get a live tree that we can plant in a few weeks. As a family we talked with our boys about limiting our presents and focusing more on family time. I wish I could say we are doing more, but somehow it just isn't happening this year. Here's to planning for future years though!

wvecestudios(at)frontier(dot)com

MG said...

Thanks you Teresa! Thank you Amy! I have made some bags out of Christmas-y fabrics to use instead of paper. mcglen8 {at} gmail {dot} com

Alice Wills Gold said...

alice.w.gold at gmail dot com

We started a compost pile this year.

Anonymous said...

I haven't really thought about how I can be more "green" during the holidays... but now I will. I should start by reading the other comments to get some ideas!
Laila
pixie_shadow (at) hotmail (dot) com

Katie said...

I am wrapping my gifts in fabric again this year. I started it last year when I made all of my gifts and got a great response from family. I didn't have time to sew for this year, but am still wrapping in fabric.

Andrea said...

I could use a new grocery bag, and I'd love to make one for a friend!

sandyandcosmo said...

100 winners, wow! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Serious? You guys rock.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

noe said...

awesome!! We are reusing giftwrap or wrapping with fabric--also giving more charitable and handmade gifts.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

EVERYONE, PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. WITH 100 WINNERS, WE CAN'T GO LOOKING FOR IT! THANKS, TERESA

MzKCKitty said...

mzkckitty (at) gmail (dot) com

We make fabric gift bags and store them with our Christmas decorations. We don't use wrapping paper anymore.

Amy said...

What a great idea! I am making most of my gifts this year and am trying to upcycle some old fabric.

amytarnold(at)gmail(dot)com

Brittney said...

I love reusable bags and I would love to win a kit to make one for someone else too!

brittneydanderson (at) gmail (dot) com

Jody said...

What a great giveaway!

Gabrielle said...

holy smokes you are amazing! 100 giveaways? wow. just wow.

Ann said...

I like to have the gifts I give be wrapped up in another gift "usable" gift, like a handmade or vintage tea towel for example. No paper wraps for me!

tundra gypsy said...

wrapping gifts in cloth, recycled paper bags and burlap!

missmori3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Claire said...

Wow! What a giveaway!

I am making all my own giftbags for presents this year, instead of using wrapping paper!

kennedycraft (at) aol (dot) com

Emily said...

What an awesome giveaway - talk about gifts that keep on giving. I love Amy's fabric and we try to be an exclusively reusable bag family. Our green(er) holiday includes avoiding plastic bags and the excesses of the holiday, focusing more on time with family and homemade gifts.

Mamasoo said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I was planning on making at least six bags for gifts (following your pattern) this year! designpassion(at)optonline(dot)net

Wendy said...

what a generous prize!

wendywestby(at)aol(dot)co(dot)uk

I'm making all my christmas gifts this year, including recycling an old fleece blanket. I'll be wrapping my presents in white tissue paper using ribbons, I'll then be collecting it up and using it again!!

Bea said...

I'm making all of my holiday gifts and packaging. SO much better then wrapping paper.

yarnpig(@)gmail(dot)com

Ana said...

I use cloth bags for shopping already but they're the boring calico ones from Lidl, so a fabulous Amy Butler bag would certainly liven up a trip to the supermarket. We'll be pretty green this year as we're not flying to the outlaws, and there'll be plenty of recycling for the dustmen to collect in the new year!

stashavalanche[at]gmail[dot]com

Cid said...

Great giveaway. Thanks.
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

barcord said...

barbaradotcordneratyahoodotcom I saw your video on blogger and am very impressed. Thankyou. I will use your pattern to make some green bags for this green isle. Thanks for your promises about email addresses. One of my pet hates is rubbish mail. Enjoy a green/white christmas.

suzee said...

if i already won once can i still enter? :) i'm going green by making these bags for gift bags plus sewing small paper bags out of old paper grocery bags laying around.and i MADE 90% of the toys and other gifts for everyone on my list.thank you. oh and making gift tags out of old christmas cards from last years.. suezneal(at)gmail(dot)com

vicTORIa said...

vica5678(at)gmail(dot)com

all the presents i wrap this are from the paper i bought three years ago, and when i run out, i will use tissue paper which is easily compostable/recycleable.

Mary said...

Great idea. We are recycling everything. Reusing giftbags from last year and making giftbags from fabric for others to use.

Kelly O. said...

we use reusable fabric gift bags


I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
Merry Christmas!
brockdiva(at)hotmail(dot)com

A.J. Dub. said...

This is so great! I am using bags as my gift wrap as per the green grocery bag challenge. I have one made and sending it off today and am making 3 smaller ones today to give my kids' teachers with their half price books gift cards.(Recycled books are green too!)

Thanks!
zippystamper at gmail dot com

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Thanks for the giveaway - love the idea!

Kimberly said...

Wow! So generous.Thanks.I made all reusable Christmas bags for our presents this year.
kswait(at)gmail(dot)com

Cami said...

yay! I love fabric bags.. These are much prettier than the ones i use!
camistewart(at)hotmail (dot) com

Ammie said...

Wow! What an amazing offer from you and Amy Butler. Thanks so much for the 100 chances to win!

Now that I think on it, I have some cute polyester fabric that doesn't work well for many of my crafts, but should be just durable enough for this type of project. Woohoo, reusable bags!

ammieloris(at)hotmail(dot)com

Line said...

The bags are lovely, and your idea just amazing!
My ways of going greener this holiday season are 1st to reuse even small scraps of gift wrapping paper to make ornaments to offer around me and 2nd to use candles to light(en) our festive dinners.
Thanks for the chance to go even greener!
linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

fieryone said...

I live in Toronto, Canada. Almost everyone here uses reusable shopping bags. If you want plastic theres is a 5cent charge per bag :)

Rescued Goods said...

Love the bags and the pattern. Re: going green this season-we are trying to do almost all handmade gifts-so fun! rescuedgoods(at)gmail(dot)com

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi, I'm making some journals/notepads from recycled paper and materials. Thanks!

liberalsprinkles(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Cute!!!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

I am making about half of our Christmas gifts this year--which is a big deal for me! I always want to, but never have time. That's kind of green right? ... maybe? :)

merlinthecat said...

Thank you for the chance to win! This year I'm trying not to use paper to wrap my gifts.

merlinthecat at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I am making my husband a t-shirt quilt from his old shirts rather than buying him something he doesn't need.

kjcaron(at)gmail(dot)com

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