Poland Bags

Hello Teresa!

Thank you very much for the bags. Today we received the beautiful bags and we enjoy them veryyy much:)
We will draw on them on Monday (should we use markers or crayons ?) (during my lesson) so we will send more pictures.
But there is a problem - more kids and even teachers would like to have your bags :)
I will post an article on a local newspaper about the project and will encourage more people to use fabric bags - but yours are the best :)

Best regards,
Dorota
School Number 114 Warsaw 
POLAND

Photo Finish Friday

The deer are back in full force. Here is a 12 pack! Notice how they are shedding their fur. We will start seeing babies soon which is my favorite!

Little cousin in the dress I made and showed you HERE. Such a cutie!
Love this.

To make for Little Girl. (love that fabric!)

Simply stunning.

Pretty.

Whoa.

This is awesome.

Happy May Day! What are your plans for this weekend? I'm going to a wood burning pizza oven party tonight and I can't wait! So good. My sister is here until tomorrow and we've had a great time. I haven't been as productive as normal (no Workday Wednesday this week!) but I'll be back in the swing of things soon. Have a good one! Teresa

Spring Fling Event




We were invited to be at the 1st annual Spring Fling event in my neighborhood this past Saturday. Since my sister was in town, she was recruited to help give out bags. We gave out over 80 bags and had a great time meeting neighbors and seeing friends. I hope to participate in the event again next year and give out even more bags! Teresa

California Bag!



Thank you so much for the purple earth day bags. I love them. Today we went the beach in La Jolla Ca and picked up shells after we got the bags in the mail. Purple is going to help show our support for Epilepsy which my daughter has. Thank you for all you do. Can't wait to go grocery store and fruit stand shopping with them.
JoAnn Prim

Unmentionables

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People don't talk much about underwear. Have you noticed that? Shoes, yes, panties, no. We all wear it AND it's the first thing touching your skin that needs to be super comfy, right? I love all natural fabrics and if I can find organic cotton or eco-friendly, even better!

In the past, I have posted about bra recycling and Little Man LOVES these organic boxer underwear. The other day I discovered Naja. Have you heard of them? The founder, Catalina, started the company with a vision, "to empower women through lingerie and create a culture where women help each other."

Reminds me of the great mission of IOU that I posted about in the past (my profile here). This short video describes Naja's Underwear for Hope program that empowers women around the world. So cool…



My personal favs are this and this bra. And, this and this pantie. This collection is simply beautiful. I don't mind spending a little more to support companies with great missions. I still use my IOU items all the time. The scarf is a permanent fixture in my travel bag. In the next year, one of my goals is to lend my support to great companies with great missions. Naja underwear is the perfect place to start. Teresa

P.S. Naja makes swim suits too from recycled bottles!!!

Idaho Bags!

Shopping with my Mom... Bag #31815 & #31816 from Easter

Marcella W.

Photo Finish Friday


A bit of rain this past week. Better than the snow!
These are awesome.

My friend Danielle. YAY!

Love this!

Cutest thing ever!

Pretty cool.

YUM!

My younger sister told me about this. Wonderful!

I should do this.

What's going on in your world this weekend? My older sister came to town on yesterday. It's great to see her. The last time she was here was when I had surgery. I should be more fun to be around now! Teresa

Operation Pet Bed

I'm going to be honest here, making pet beds is not my favorite thing to do. Mainly because it is time consuming and super messy. I get lint and thread all over me and I have to vacuum my entire studio area after I'm done. BUT, I love the finished results. Imaging some little furry friends snuggling on them makes it all worth while.

My neighbor is good friends with a long arm quilter. The quilter saves all her scraps and batting and my neighbor brings it all to me. This past drop off was EIGHT garbage bags full! Wow. Not to mention that I had accumulated a large about of scraps too. Time for pet beds!

Here you can see the process and how messy my pants get…
In progress…
Stuffing complete, ready for opening to be hand stitched…

Finished products…

I ended up making 11 pet beds. ELEVEN! I think that is the most I have made in any one sitting. Lot of happy pets in the future! Teresa

Workday Wednesday

I've been tearing through my to do list like a crazy person. Of course, most of it isn't camera worthy. As a treat, Little Man and I made some cookies…
My little cousin is crazy about Thomas the Tank Engine. I found some cute fabric on ebay to make her a dress…
And one from the same pattern for my niece. My sister sent me the rainbow fabric a year ago to make her girls some dresses. Hmmm, I'm a little late on that!
 And, some bag sewing of course…
The off cameras doings have included arranging furniture, getting my kitchen appliances in, spring cleaning, organizing, laundry, errands, playing tennis, etc. What have you got going on?? Teresa

Earth Day Green WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 5 Green Bag Lady Earth Day 6 bag sets are:

JoAnn P, CA
Victoria Z, UKRAINE
Kimberly M, OK
Cindy W, MI
Heather D, AZ
Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, EarthDayGreen_4_2015

Here is how you voted:

37 purple
23 vintage
19 blue
18 brown
 7 pink