Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Works for me Wednesday complete with a *GIVEAWAY!*

I found a fun blog by a lady who calls herself the "Green Bag Lady". She makes fabric shopping bags, has given away over five thousand of them and even posts the pattern for free so you can make your own.

And I've made bags! And more bags! In fact, my handmade bag count for yesterday reached about a dozen. I made bags like there's no tomorrow. I have hoards of fabric lying around, so I just started sewing them up into bags. And you know what? I'm going to give one away. Just leave a comment promising that you'll use whatever style and pattern I made and I'll send you one free of charge! :)

Free stuff. Works for me! Go to We Are That Family for more things that could work for you!

**Edited to note that I'll pick a winner on Saturday to give more people a chance to win!

**Edited a second time to add a link to the Green Bag Lady's blog. Sorry, I guess I'm out of practice in blogging! Here she is: www.greenbaglady.blogspot.com



22 comments:

Seriously?! said...

Oh, pick me, pick me!!!

Kyra said...

Oh I love contests! Pick me and you won't have to pay shipping :]

Tooz said...

Sure, Tara, I'll use your bag. I'm still wearing the bracelet I got from you last Christmas, and I took the clipboard on the Build. I USE your presents!

Emmachka said...

I LOVE this, Tara! After reading your FB status yesterday, I went to the Green Bag Lady blog and I SO SO want to make some bags myself... I just don't have time this week. Maybe next? maybe not. Anyhow, thanks for the great idea and PICK ME, PLEASE!!!
EmmaB.

Rebecca said...

I think I need a bag to hold the hand towels we made. Aren't we creative?

Seriously, I would use the bag for library books, to hold returns until I make it to the store, to take into the store for purchases, to carry stuff to the pool... hmmm... can't wait to see what this bag looks like so I can fill it up!

Please post a link to the Green Bag Lady!

Katie said...

I promise that I'd be thrilled with a free bag in a surprise pattern! :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

TheCounsils said...

OH OH... *jumping up and down*... Pick me Pick Me!!

:)

I'm going to make some to give away to family and friends and hopefully some to give away at the farmer's market to complete strangers... :)

but to get one would be oh so nice. :)

Ali said...

Stopping by from Teresa's blog. Please don't enter me to win a bag, I make them too! Just wanted to say thanks for reminding me to make more bags, I have kinda slacked off in that department lately. But I really enjoyed making them and was planning on giving them away on my blog too. Thanks for the re-inspiration! =)

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Ooh fun! I love my cloth/reusable bags... I'd love to have one you'd made!

Lindsey said...

Tara, pick me!

bubbachenille said...

I love the green bag lady and I tell everyone about her, would love to win your newest creation and help rid the planet of plastic bags !
Miriam

4under3 said...

Woot, woot!

A girl can't have too many bags.


Tiff

Becky said...

Great idea! Please put my name in your drawing. I looked up the Green Bag Lady's blog - what a neat web site.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Great suggestion to make those bags. They seem like something maybe even I could sew, maybe?

jdeb said...

Oh, I love bags, any color...no more plastic bags for me

M said...

Neat link! And I, too, love bags!

Jenn's Spot said...

I am a bag lady. I LOVE bags. Just ask my husband and my mommy. I keep buying bags of all sorts: diaper bags, backpacks, tote bags, purses, and grocery bags at Kohl's! I will use your bag. I can never have enough of them! Well, Ross disagrees...

Bobbie said...

I am switching over to cloth and would love to have one of your bags. My husband and I are missionaries and these are great to put in our luggage and then have a small bag to take shopping when we are out of the country getting fresh produce in Haiti. Please pick me. We are back in the states for a while right now.
Thanks,

Natalie said...

Well of course I'd use whatever beautiful bag my good friend Tara made and sent to me! I promise! And if I ever learn to properly use this machine I've got, I'll make some too (with all the fabric I've got lying around)!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Hi Tara. I love cloth bags! I am switching everything from plastic and would like to start making my own bags as well. I am even converting the husband to taking our own bags to the store!

Thanks!

Amanda said...

I love these bags and the fact that it only takes 6 or so to carry the whole weeks worth of groceries. I would love to use one of your bags too! Thank you
Amanda
workathomeunited1@yahoo.com

Baggett Connie said...

Tara,
You are doing a good thing. I saw the Green Bag Lady some time ago and was so impressed that I e mailed her and offered my services She said since I live in a different state to just do what she is doing in my own state
Needless to say I have done just that. After I went thru my stash of fabric I got worried and ask her how she got people to donate material. She said not to worry it would come to just keep telling everyon that I work with donated material and it will begin to come in. and so I prayed alot and sure enough I was supplied with what I need to continue.
Keep up the good work. My only problem is that no one comes to my blog. But I give the bags out anyway to people at the grocery or where I pay bills or where ever I go.
We will soon or later conquer the problem with the plastic bags.
God Bless