Photo Finish Friday

Seals on the beach in Gualala, CA.
Fabulous upcycling!

To make! (tomorrow!)

Ordered this for Big Girl for her dorm. Yes, mom insisted on organic cotton. On sale! And, these on sale too!

Oh Mona.

Super cute gift idea.

Speaking of gifts/back to school (!!!) just updated my etsy shop with lots of fun stuff!

Ok, seriously where did this week go? I had intended to put up more posts and got so involved in catching up on sewing the time just went poof! More next week. Promise. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday. XOXO--Teresa

Workday Wednesday

It's been a bit since I posted a WW. Seeing as though I was in California for 2 weeks, there was a slight lag in production. More on that soon!

Let's see, I made these cute pouches for a friend from her grandmother's shirts. She wanted them to give to her mom, aunts and cousins. What a great idea! You can't tell but they are made from polyester fabric so I had to stabilize them with interfacing before quilting and sewing them. I'm kinda in love with this idea though! Upcycling at its finest with memories attached to a loved one!
 Another tennis bag for a  sweet friend. Crushing on that turquoise bottom!
 And this cake. Oh, this cake. Paleo/gluten free even. From this cookbook.
 A good time on a plate for sure.
That's my update for now. I hope you are happy and productive in your world! Teresa

California Bags!

I guess it was Shari that won the Smurf bag! I love seeing where bags end up, send me pics!!! Teresa
I'm so EXCITED....... Just got my first Green Bag lady bags.... Can't wait to use them!!


Shari F.
Oroville, CA

Adult Vintage WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Vintage bags are:

Jean B, MI
Trishia W, TX
Meagan A, TX

Jenny C (fb)
Jav L (fb)
Karen N (fb)
Doreen Z (fb)
Pauline P (fb)
Carla H, UT

Viktoriia M, UKRAINE
Annamaria C, ITALY

Ekatrina S, RUSSIA

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, AdultVintage_7_2017

Adult Vintage FREEBIE!

I'm so glad you enjoyed the Kid Vintage Freebie, seemed to bring back lots of fond memories! :) To continue the retro theme, here are some adult vintage bags. 20 up for grabs!

To enter to win:
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST) Monday, July 17 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday July 18 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win.

We will randomly pick 20 people to win.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Items from Asilomar Beach, CA
Made me laugh.

And, this too.

This is bazaar.


To try.

Beautiful stuff.

New books available on Maria's site + she's giving away some bags too!!!

Light posting this week due to travel and not much internet time. More outside time! I'll post more next week. I hope all of you are enjoying a good summer! XOXO--Teresa

ANNOUNCING: Cortland, NY Chapter!

This is the super awesome Margaret (left) and her gang of volunteers who have recently started a new chapter of Green Bag Lady in New York. YAY! Look at all the bags they have made already. SO excited about these smiling faces and the amazing effort they have made so far! Keep it up Cortland, NY! Teresa
Good morning! We had such a good time yesterday at our "Sew-in" and although we only had 6 people sewing we managed to stitch up 25 bags in about 90 minutes. Everyone took fabric and "patterns" home to continue the efforts. We have 3 (ugh) plastic bags of bedsheets to cut up, and lots of colorful prints to entice the children with. The libraries I contacted have approx 500 children who register for the Summer Reading Program, so we have our work 'cut out' for us! 

My husband says that when something is meant to be, everything moves along smoothly. I guess he's right - this is wonderful!

Cortland, New York

Photo Finish Friday

Inside the Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
On the butterfly theme, love these!

Crazy fungi.

These look yummy.

These are pretty fun.

Love all these tiles. All.


I'm at a family reunion in Monterey, CA. Hanging out with Bagette Dad and a bunch of other people I'm related to. We spent a couple of days in San Francisco which is always fun. The best part was exploring Golden Gate Park. So many fun places and so many pretty things! We will get to see Harmony next week. YAY! Teresa

Colorado Bag!

Met you in Boulder Co... At M.E.C.🌹 

Thanks for the bag and for what you do.!😘

Rosy R.❤

Argentina Bag!

Hi Teresa!

Just came from the grocer’s and took a photo of my beautiful lovely bag.
Everybody loved it!

Thanks again for your time and generosity.