Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Giveaway Day

Just in time for all those fresh fruits and vegetables you'll be harvesting in the next few months I'm offering up these cute cloth produce bags. Not growing your own fruits and veges ? Then take them to the grocery store with you and use them in place of those nasty plastic sacks. These produce bags are made from flour sack material so will weigh just a tad, but not as much as the cost of an apple.
For the chance to win this set of 2, just leave me a comment along with your favorite "Green" tip.
This Giveaway is open until mid night on Sunday 31st May 2009. If you're an international reader, don't be shy, this one's for you too.
GOOD LUCK !!

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Keener Family said...

Reduce and Reuse! Example: Paper! When grabbing a piece for your grocery list, grab the back of something you were about to throw away! And reuse! But also, reuse all those plastic bags from the store as trash bags or for groceries again!

Your store is awesome!!! LOVE IT!

Di Linh said...

I love your work!

Green tip: Vermicompost! It is fairly easy way to compost in a container for those who cannot have an outdoor compost. Scraps of fresh food including veggies, fruits - no citrus, and even coffee grinds can be turned into nutrient rich humus by the worms.

Lee Ann said...

Your stuff is so cute. I can just imagine all the compliments people would give someone shopping with your bags!

Thanks for letting us on the OTC know about your blog!

RuthAnn said...

I've been looking at items such as the ones you offer wanting to try them. Our family is striving to become more green.
Thanks for letting OTC know about your blog.

~Sarada Devi~ said...

I hope I win!! Cool bags : )

TIP: let your AC unit drain into a bucket instead of "down the drain"...just disengage the hose and let it dangle into a bucket. Use it to water your garden or house plants!

TIP: keep a small box or bag in your car to collect all those recycleables you get when your out and about and cant recycle...i save a lot of plastic bottles that way!

Shannon said...

LOVE THEESE! What a great idea! My recycling tip is....All Starbuck's give away the used coffee grounds. They are usually in a basket or can in the store for you to take but if not, just ask and they will gladly give them to you. Coffee grounds are great for your plants and to add to your mulch bin.
Thanks for telling us on OTC about your blog, added it to my favs!
Shannon A.

Shannon said...

Keep reusable bags everywhere - in the car, stroller, your purse, etc.

Deborah said...

Hi - my green tip is remember to take your fabric shopping bags when shopping...take them out of the boot, put them in the car and then at least you are more likely to remember them before you leave the car and start shopping! I know it sounds a little thing, but the more plastic shopping bags we can reduce, the better! And use your fabric bags for all your shopping, not just your groceries! Great giveaway idea!

Katherine said...

Adorable! My tip is to make recyling quick and easy. We do this by keeping a smaller bin in the kitchen that we empty into the bigger garage bin as it fills up.

going kiwi said...

Love the bags. Thanks for the giveaway

momma rae said...

love these bags!! we try to carry a couple of extra bags in the car for picking up trash when we are out in nature. thanks for the opportunity!

HC said...

Love 'em! My green tip... instead of buying small garbage bags for our trash cans, I use the plastic bags from shopping. When I gather enough I go back to my cloth bags, of course! I also save all kinds of scrap paper for notes, lists, quick thoughts, etc.

vanos said...

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
Nice bags! They would be adorable.

janet said...

i keep a tote with me everywhere i go so i don't have to use a plastic bag. so easy! if a win these, i'll have more traveling buddies.

Anna said...

The bags are great!! At our house, we don't use many paper towels or paper napkins. Kitchen towels and cloth napkins in the kitchen and microfiber and old cloth diapers for cleaning.

Sarah said...

Best tip ever: homemade all-purpose cleaner. some baking soda, some borax, some water. Cuts through grease like no commercial cleaner I've used.

Christy said...

I love your handmade crafts! Oh I do recycle junk mail and paper. I eitehr make handmade paper or paper mache creations! Thanks so much for your green giveaway!!

calicodaisy said...

My most consistent green tip is cutting my dryer sheets in half and resuing them.

the_sis said...

Good looking bags. I am a first time visitor to your blog and will have a look around.
Green tip... I reuse the large yogurt pots as containers for pretty much anything in my kitchen.

Marci said...

I love your giveaway and your blog!
Green tip: recycle! Original, I know.

Tracy said...

My favorite green tip is to leave your reusable grocery bags in the car or on the door knob on the way to the car - that way you always have them at the store.

The bags are super cute!

Liz said...

Cute bags! Hmm, favorite green tip.... nothing new, but using reusable water bottles and travel mugs. It's shocking how much I used to use in the disposable stuff!

Deb said...

What an excellent idea these bags! Hmmm...green tip...always fill your washing machine and dishwasher as full as it can handle because it uses the same amount of electricity whether it's a full load or half load.

Jenny said...

We use cute cloth napkins, and I love to sew with vintage fabrics. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. Will be visiting again.

heather said...

Love these bags. My green tip is to compost. Its as easy as pie and your garden will love it.

Kerry said...

Those are too cute! What a great idea. Green tip: recycle and repurpose - I'm always looking at items in my home that are broken or no longer useful for their original purpose, and find me uses for them. And also invest in a green cleaning guide - all household items used for household cleaning. You'd be surprised how much power baking soda has.

JJ said...

Love the fruit and veggie bags! Our family uses the recycling to find craft supplies...cardboard can be made into tons of neat things and glass and tin can be used as planters.

Karin Schueller said...

THESE ARE ADORABLE!!

Can I admit that I'm not very 'green'? I have started recycling our paper for the kids Paper Gator, which earns money for the school. I try to keep a box in the car to put recipts, etc. in for recycling? That's all I've got, BABY STEPS! lol

Aunt Spicy said...

Well reusable bags of course! And yours are adorable!

Bill said...

I have been wanting some produce bags for the grocery store and these are so cute.

My Green tip: I use a simple vinegar and water solution to clean the house. Just put it in an old spray bottle and have a go.

-joy

Hilda Siemens said...

compost, compost, compost! Composting seriously cuts down our garbage amount each week and has turned our no-good garden soil into beautiful, perfect for growing soil!

ewoldt said...

We reduce our waste by using cloth diapers & wipes.

Jessica said...

These are so cute! I'm not sure if this is a "green" tip or not, but I always carry a BPA free water bottle with me so I don't have to buy plastic ones.

Tiffany said...

My fave green things to do are microfiber cloths instead of paper towels and hanging my clothes out on the line.

debbiekl said...

Very nice! I've been trying to use cloth diapers most of the time and buy used clothing for my son. No need to buy new!

amity ville boronia said...

These are lovely :) My favourite green tip is that I try and use EVERYTHING at least twice. Plastic bags that I can't avoid getting, jars and milk bottles. Whatever I can.

dj tracy said...

my favorites are my own reusable grocery bags. those little bags you made are super cute cute though!

Lisa said...

GREAT giveaway!! Love them, you were right, they would look great with the recycle bag I have :)

mandapanda said...

These are just fabulous!! I'd love to win them, and use them when shopping and gathering fruit! At the moment, our Mandarin tree is sagging from the motherload of citrus hanging from its branches...
Count me in!!

Katie said...

My green tip: use reusable crocheted/knit cotton washcloths instead of sponges :)

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love them!! very eco which is what we are all about!! My green tip is to use allllllll the left over fabric. We use ours to design T-shirts. We're having a give away too YAY!!

xo Steph

Christy said...

Shorter/cooler showers and pushing off using the AC as long as possible

Syd's Lil Shop said...

Awesome job! Love it! Good Job!

wifey singer said...

LOVE your site! thanks for the chance to win!

my latest green tip: cloth diapers!i have a 5 month old...so this is the main green for me:)

walkthruflames@gmail.com

dds07 said...

Tip: Use torn up t-shirts instead of paper towels!

TheBackPorchQuilters said...

I love the bags

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

My green tip - COMPOST! We have reduced our waste by about 75% by building a large compost bin & putting everything possible in it.

Thank you for entering me in the drawing. Your store is great, btw.

hanamik said...

I love how the letters stand out on the bag!
My tip would be to go paperless with bills and payments, do it online.

Carol said...

Compost! Using both sides of paper-always!!

HARK said...

Wonderful bags so creative.
Favorite green tip: think seasonal and local, it's generally cheaper and requires a whole lot less energy to get to your plate, those it does limit your fruit choices in MN in the winter.

Sarah said...

We use all natural pesticides on our garden. No chemical washoff in our backyard!

Rebecca said...

I love the bags! I have 2 green tips.

#1 Support local farms via CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or Farmer's Markets. If your food doesn't travel as far then less fuel is used to get it to you!

#2 As we are potty training our 1.5 year old- we are using cloth underwear rather than pull ups!

What a great giveaway item! Thanks for the chance to win!

http://almostfarmers.com/

annasoc said...

Cute and very useful for storing produce from the farmers market
Favorite green tip: I take public transportation into work. It's a long commute, but I get lots of time on the bus and subway to knit, sew, and craft. I've become so productive and I'm known as "the girl who knits."
Anna S.

rachellake said...

Those produce bags are awesome!
I've found that in using my Sigg bottle, I've completely stopped buying not only bottled water, but any other bottled drink. And I'm drinking more water, which is great healthwise.
thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanie said...

Great bags !
Green tip ? We recycle all our buttons, zippers from those unwearables and also use the unwearables as rags :)

Aubrey Leong said...

Love these! These are PERFECT for shopping at the farmers market where they don't even weigh the food.

lina said...

Wow they're so cute!

I like to reuse and use our creativity to recycle and re-purpose everything around the house.

Deranged Squirrel said...

Lovely bags! One of our green efforts has been to reduce the amount of meat we consume.

Angela said...

They´re sooo cute!! I want them, hehe! Kisses from Brazil!

Liz said...

Love to clean out jars and packaging items and throw in the craft bin. Helps my kids imaginations grow too :)

Beth said...

Oh, I love those! I use the little plastic produce bags as small trash can liners though! I also resue paper grocery sacks to wrap up packages for mailing. i also keep my reusable bags in the car, that way I use then for small shopping trips as well as large grocery shopping trips.

Curry said...

Cute bags! Don't buy bottled water - carry your own!

*~*a.l.s*~* said...

wow! how smart is that?!?!

Our green tip is: CLOTH DIAPER! it isn't as hard or as yucky as you may think!

Ammie said...

What a great idea! We often bring reusable grocery bags with us, but end up lugging annoying plastic baggies with our fruits and veggies. I love these! My favorite green tip is cloth diapering, which I am LOVING right now. ;)

Dancer said...

I'll second the vermicomposting! Less trash and organic fertilizer in one! Leaving tips is a great idea!

gretchen said...

oh, if i win these then i don't have to make them myself! my best green tip has been making my own cleaning produtcs - it's cheap and effective.

saltwater kids said...

Love the bags! We have decided to be more green by walking to school and to the YMCA... Loving the sunny days!

Roman Ezekiel Young said...

Fab!! My tip is to use cloth nappies - so helpful to the environment!

Alisa said...

I love those produce sacks! Lately, I've been using recycled glass jars as little terrariums. It seems to be the only way I can grow plants I can actually grow. Thanks for your very generous give-away! :)

SavingDiva said...

I'm working on growing my own produce (at least a small part of it) without any pesticides.

My Child's Diary said...

reusing is my tip. Please count me in! Thank you so much for your generosity! samjerus[at]yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Your veggie and fruit bags are wonderful. We do have an organic garden growing. We no longer buy water in plastic bottles!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

These bags are so great! I have some pretty large reusable bags that fold up to fit in my purse, that way they are always there to use instead of plastic. And I am becoming a huge fan or resale shopping!

alysiajuanita said...

Tip: Use Maggie's Soap Nuts in your laundry. They're awesome! They get everything clean, keep colors bright, & are completely natural. Love them!

Nikki said...

These are soo sweet
thanks for the chance

Green Tip I don't buy water bottles We have those reuseable metal ones now. Try to recycle everything that you can and try to buy products that you can recycle :)

Anonymous said...

We use back side of Printer paper for kids to draw on. I am going to go and read all the comments to get some tips. Thnks
my email is anmol2ca AT yahoo DOT ca

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Wow! What a cute idea :-) I would be much prouder of those in the grocery store than my current plain green bags! And I've just started growing my vegies so it would be an inspiring way to get going.

Anyway, my green tip is this: go vegan! It's incredible how much the meat, dairy and egg industries contribute to the horrible things happening in our world. And with all the gorgeous, scrumptious foods available for vegan now, there's not excuse not to!! xx Sandra

littlemisspepperberry AT gmail DOT com
http://pepperberryandco.blogspot.com

Beeshebags said...

Hi, I make bags, but have never thought of replacing plastic produce bags with fabric ones. Please enter me into the giveaway. Hugs Naomi

babalisme said...

I collect lots and lots of packaging box. Whenever someone's birthday is coming, I just buy/make something and pick the box closer in shape and size to the present, open up all the glued sides of the box, turn it inside out, glue the box again. I resist myself using wrapping paper so I just draw on or glue embellishments to the (usually) brown box.

mon ami said...

Great idea!

My green tips: get a rain barrel and use the collected rain to water your garden, choose food items that are produced locally and didn't have to travel very far to reach you and finally see things in a different light in order to reuse them instead of throwing them away.

thanks for sharing
xo

Margaret said...

Great bags. Put on a jumper before turning the heat up (we are heading into winter here!!).

Michelle said...

Such beautiful bags!

My tip is to turn the heater down when you get home from work, and go for a brisk walk before dinner. With the exercise and the warm food, you'll be warm until bedtime!

Em said...

cool bags,
my tip is to get a worm farm to re-cycle your scraps (that the chookies dont eat) and then re-compost on your gardens

jen said...

what a great idea! Ilove it!

Ali said...

Oh! How great are these bags?! They are my new green tip - I hate using those plastic vege bags :)

Genki said...

Love those bags, so cute! I use a hot water bottle in bed when it's cold, instead of ane elctric blanket or heater in the bedroom.

L said...

I adore those bags! I would love to use these at the grocery store. I would be beaming from all the compliments they would get me. I say go paperless by signing up for online statements. Also turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth. Shave your legs in the bath tub and not while you are in the shower because the shower wastes more water than one tub of water. Also don't hang up Christmas lights they waste a lot of electricity.

galaxie_bleu@yahoo.com

shelia said...

these are so cute and good for us too! :)

Angie said...

I reuse oatmeal containers to hold my kids little toys.
I also use Freecycle to recycle items that might otherwise end up in a landfill.

Lael said...

Pretty. What a great way to save the Env and eat healthy!

2miracles/Tove said...

I love your veggi and fruit bags among many other neat stuff you have made. You are very talented. I would have to say my green tip is not a new one and not eas green idea wise its been around forever. Cloth napkins. Loves them even though I ever have enough I neeed a serger to make them better

RubyJunes said...

awesome bags! We use fabric shopping totes instead of the plastic bags from the store!

Thanks for offering a giveaway!

June
http://www.RubyJunes.com
rubyjunes @ verizon . net

Gretchen said...

Those are so cute! We pack our own lunches in reusable containers, and I try to buy bigger quantities and stay away from individual serving packaging.

B said...

These bags are such a great idea!

I'm simple when it comes to going green, compost, reuse things as much as possible, and finding great things like this sure helps!

Satsuki Rebel said...

Shop on craigslist, ebay, thrioft stores, and garage sales. Not only will you save money, you'll also be reusing or repurposing your new-to-you treasures.

pixiepine said...

Hi- thanks for the giveaway. It's hard for me to think of just one tip! I think one thing I do that had the most daily impact is to carry my reusable water bottle everywhere. Good for me and the earth!

Toni said...

Rad bags! Here's my tip...Vinegar and baking soda will clean nearly anything!

Annwen said...

These bags are gorgeous! My big thing right now is repurposing old / too small clothing to create something new...and I am into making cloths right now too. No more shop bought disposable cloths for me...

affectioknit said...

Wow - what a great giveaway - thanks!

ru said...

i love these! we use a random assortment of re-used plastic bags, mesh bags and canvas sacks to get our produce at the store, so these would be a lovely addition to the menagerie!

so much fun!

green tip: we use toilet cloth and cloth menstrual products (as well as cloth diapers!) - and be a one car family!

Emily B said...

My favourite green tip is to grow green - meaning growing your own veg, using a rain barrel for watering needs, and composting for soil enrichment!
ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com

Heather said...

Doin' stuff local, buyin' stuff local, finding a local community of people to share your ideas with. ~H

Christina said...

Love your bags! Green Tip: refill a reusable water bottle instead of drinking from water bottles.

Christina
cmatthies@hotmail.com

Belltree Family said...

Stop using paper towls. We haven't used them in years, and don't miss them at all. Use old cloths for really messy things, or just use a dish cloth and throw it in the laundry.

Also stop using so much shampoo or even go no-poo. Even for your household, vinegar, baking soda and some peroxide is all you will need in 99% of all cases.

Your bags are really neat. I love the labels!

Sarah Seitz said...

What cute bags, this is such a great idea! My favorite green tip is to always take my coffee tumbler with me to the coffee shop. It's so simple but makes a big impact!

Anonymous said...

If your family eats a lot of yogurt, like ours does, don't buy it in individual size containers. Buying larger containers reduces the amount of plastic that will have to be recycled later. And making your own yogurt (a ridiculously easy project) cuts it down even further.

Thanks for this beautiful offering. I would love to win your bags!

Leah
len979[at]hotmail[dot]com

kathytypestoo said...

cute bags! we are a cloth napkin family too. thanks for your generosity!

liz taylor said...

I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said, but I would love those adorable produce bags!

Linda J. said...

Wow! These are terrific! I've been looking for something to replace those horrid plastic veggie bags...

This is a great giveaway!

Green tip: Compost your yard waste. For large tree branches and etc. participate in your community "green posting" center programs if offered.

Jessica said...

i would love these!

i clean everything with vinegar so i guess that would be my green tip!

muschj99@yahoo.com

desiree said...

I love garage sales for reusable things. And we use cloth diapers!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

mjb said...

These are really great!

Jingle said...

Oh, we could really use these! What a fun way to bring home our produce!

Kathleen said...

Your bags are lovely and so useful.

Green tips: There are so many Green things that I learned from my mother in the 1950s! : Find a 2nd use for everything. Cloth napkins instead of paper. Rags instead of paper towels. Collect "clean water" in sink and use to water outside plants. Cut up really old clothes for rags; save the buttons and some zippers. Use grocery bags for trash bags.
kathleen

melonkelli said...

Cloth napkins are fun and useful! And you can show off all of those fat quarters that you have -- sew two quilting weight pieces right sides together, turn and press, then sew a fancy stitch around the edge.

holynickel said...

those are super cute. I have been thinking about making some for a while.. but can't seem to finish my list.

Katie said...

This is great. Right now I just grab the fruits and vegetables (like apples or green peppers) and toss them in my cart cause I hate getting those plastic bags. These would be great. My green tip right now is to use tree-free paper! These are quite a few options on the market now, you just have to look for it. Google "Banana paper" to start.

Avery Tales said...

I love these bags and I love your blog!! I'm just beginning to make my own cute reusable bags at home. It's so much fun and I feel I'm doing my part.

My Green Tip - My Mother was green before being green was cool!! She ALWAYS cleaned the house with vinegar and water. Can't say that it smells lovely, but it works. I wonder if there's an herbal extract that you could add to cut the vinegar smell, but not harm your floors or counter tops..Hmmm.

Hope I win!

girl twins 2005 said...

I have used my children's old flannel receiving blankets to make cute quilts. Quick & easy to make!

Jennefer said...

so cute!

tip: unplug your chargers, powerstrips, and other items before you leave for work each morning to save energy and $!

zees5 said...

These will be great for the Farmer's Market!

zees5 said...

These will be great for my weekly trip to the Farmer's Market!

BKelly said...

Love the bags.
My newest going green has been the starting of our home vermicompost bin. The worms are great at eating everything we don't and they are great for the kids to watch the life cycle of worms. (The babies are really cute!)

Mary Anna said...

Love your bags!

When we moved into our current home, we were forced to be a little "greener" due to our septic system. I no longer use bleach. Instead, I use grapefruit seed extract, which is a natural cleaner. I also use baking soda for just about everything. Vinegar and hot water to mop the floor, old receiving blankets have made great cleaning cloths, cloth napkins at meals, paper plates only when we have way too many people to serve off regular, compost canister in the kitchen plus a snall area in the backyard, sustainable produce purchased weekly at a farmers market, growing our own Sweet 100 tomatoes plus peppers and green beans ...

Chloe said...

My tip is to give up all the packaged cleaners--even the 'green' and 'natural' ones. Baking soda and vinegar and a little hot water work wonders, come in bulk, recyclable packaging and are CHEAP! Those bags are so cute and I've been telling myself all spring long that it was time to make produce bags!

MICHELLE said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

I love your produce bags, what a wonderful idea. They would make great gifts too.

My green tip is to use reusable shopping totes/bags as gift bags. I started to do this this past year. Your produce bags could be great for this too.

Tracey said...

Fabric napkins. I use them all the time. Just trying to do my part to reduce the land fills.

Bettina Groh said...

another great way to be green! Love your giveaway bags... we use reusable bags on our trips to the grocery store etc. Lately I buy bags wherever we travel as souvenirs and then use them at home.

bettina.groh@gmail.com

Mama Lusco said...

What a fun freebie. I use reusable plastic containters instead of sandwich baggies. Thanks for the giveaway. I can be reached by email at luscofamily(at)comcast(dot)net.

K, M, little C, and little J said...

We reuse the plastic containers that house grocery store greens and blueberries. Whenever we get fruit or vegetables from our local organic farm CSA or the farmer's market, we wash it and put it in those containers for storage in the fridge. It works great. Love the bags and thanks for the fun stories on my blog (the apron). I was laughing out loud.

Gryhund said...

Compost your kitchen scraps and paper (paper towels, napkins, plates).

Whatever you do, involve your kids or your neighbor's kids, or maybe just a neighbor!

Learningon said...

Tip: Cut buttons off of old clothes to use with new sewing projects!

Kate said...

Make your own lunch bag instead of using a paper bag!

Just Sweet Creations said...

Oh my. I love this idea. I stopped useing the plastic bags and this would be a great idea for shopping. My family has desided to go green and this should be something for every store to do. Thanks for the chance. Anne L

charlotte said...

i take cloth bags with me whenever i go shopping for anything!

locuasia said...

I love recycling so your lovely bags would come in very handy - hope to win them :)
Please add me to your drawing and thank you for your generosity!
Greetings from Mexico ~

RTichy said...

My favorite "green" tip is to reuse clothing and sheets I find at yard sales and thrift stores to craft with. I've been learning a lot about felting and being able to make things with old sweaters but I haven't tried any of it out yet.

La Familia said...

Ooh! I would love to win these produce bags. So very pretty!

Stephanie said...

I love to be green! The newest green thing I've done is I made knit reusable cotton swabs for my mom for Mother's Day. I've seen them for sale on Etsy too.

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

Grace said...

Compost everything you possibly can! Really really cuts down on the trash.

So cute are these bags!!! Great idea.

Sweet Southern Boutique said...

These are adorable!!


Very crafty & too cute!

I got your link from the spam board.

aurore said...

A worm bin is my favorite green tip. The bags are super cute!

Aurore
alittleteacher@gmail.com

Ellie said...

I reuse all my sons old school newsletters for my own lists or kids to draw. hey maybe I should suggest they try emailing their newsletters now that would be the ultimate.

Love the bags.

bldrnrpdx said...

We started a vegetable garden, and compost all the kitchen scraps (what our composter won't take, the city will now compost!). Between that and recycling anything the city will pick up (metal, paper, some plastics), we're down to one garbage pickup a month now.

Kendra said...

I try to use canvas bags instead of plastic... a big way to cut down on plastic. These bags are great!

Cinnamon said...

I love those bags. I've been thinking about making some myself, but I'd rather win yours! My favorite green tip...boy it's hard to choose just one, but I think I'll go with the power strip. Plug everything into one, and just flip the switch when you're done and viola, no ghosting power.

koala brains said...

I make my own cleaning products. Vinegar is pretty much in everything. What I can't make, I buy already made - laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, dish soap. I reuse all my spray containers, too. Also, instead of using paper towels to wipe my counters down, I use wash cloths.

Laura said...

I always carry a little fold-up bag with me so I don't have to use plastic ones at the store.

STEPHANIE. said...

I love these!!! I have not seen anthing like this before..so creative! Sign me up to win! :)

Kessilari said...

Love the bags!
My favorite green tip is to use old clothing to make lovely sewn things. I'm talking every type of clothing: underwear, socks, old garage-sale clothing...everything. You can make really simple bags, quilts, pillows, anything. My sister and I are making aprons and hot mits with our old fabric to give away as gifts.

Leigh said...

Great bags! We've just started vermicomposting. The worms eat all our fruit & veggie waste, they give us great fertilizer, and my daughters are fascinated!

bluejeanne said...

Carry your own hand towel, and/or hankie - paper is for wimps.

Twin_number2 said...

What a great giveaway!!
Keep up the good work.

AnnieJackDesigns said...

Wonderful giveaway and wonderful idea!

I came over from OTC Spam and I am glad I did!

Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Love it!

Green tips, things like using your own grocery bags and being aware of how much electricity your idle electronics use are quick and easy changes.

Megan said...

THose are adorable! Please sign me up!

and my fave green tip: Use tupperwares or reusable containers more than plastic baggies. you'll save a lot of plastic and money!

Eva said...

Those are adorable. I to reuse my platic ziploc baggies. These seemed to get thrown out so easily. All you have to do is wash them in HOT water and they are good to go!

marcela said...

These are so cute! I've also made some bags to carry snacks in (not as nice like yours....) but we are also using canning jars to keep our bulk (nuts, beans, flour). They do look cute in the shelves!

thanks for the chance. homemamaoftwo (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Louisa said...

Remember to put veggie/fruit kitchen debris into the yard compost and hand dry the laundry!

junglewife said...

Hang up clothes to dry rather than using the dryer!!! They smell so nice!

N. said...

Those bags are awesome!

My fave green tip - we pack our own lunches and try to use minimally processed/pre-packaged foods in them. My oldest says that her friends have all said that they wish their parents would pack them cool lunches too. :D

Debbie said...

love those, I would use them for grocerie shopping. Love your etsy shop too, will visit again!

Anonymous said...

We keep chickens in a re-purposed trampoline and when they don't lay - egg trays are great for raising seed!
jvannini@hotmail.com

Treasuresofjoy said...

I have reusable grocery bags. I love those bags.

Turbo Tot's Mom said...

I put a big plastic container in my sink while I cook to put my compostable (if that's a word!) food scraps in so I can easily take it to the yard when I'm finished.

Michaela said...

I am in. I love those produce bags. green tip: start a garden..

R & J said...

Cute blog! I love those bags. So adorable.
My green project right now is using cloth shopping bags and eliminating my plastic bag accumulation. And reusing my plastic bags that I DO have and not just tossing them. I'm also working on recycling magazines and bottles by creating collages. You can see my collage givaway box at www.prettymuchliqidesigns.blogspot.com
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Niki said...

I recently realized that in order to use cloth napkins you don't actually need to wash them after every time they hit someone's mouth! We keep them at our spots at the kitchen table and use them for a few days (depending on what we eat!) and then just throw them in with whatever is getting washed. We used to use paper towels as napkins and we were going through a ton-- we now use less than a roll a month!

Beth Walker / Evan Walker said...

Cute idea appliqueing fruit and veggie on there. I might borrow that idea in another fashion. My green tip is pretty intuitive, I try to avoid "disposable" anything (except TP). I have switched to handmade makeup removers and wool dryer balls. It makes a world of difference.

Heather said...

Love these bags. My green tip: use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning!

heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

Hannah Laura said...

Lovely Giveaway, Hope I am lucky!

Natalie said...

Good morning and nice to meet you. Your bags are sharp looking... good for greens! My green tip: I just added a laundry tub to our patio, so I can wash and rinse stuff and I let the water drain in to a pail instead going out to sea... now I have *extra* water for the garden.

DiSailsToo said...

We are really trying to make an effort to be a bit "greener". We have started adding those awful styrofoam packing peanuts to the bottoms of our big planters - makes for great drainage, takes up space which means for less potting soil, and keeps them out of the landfill. Also, old magazines work as well - and they are biodegradable - just takes a long time!

Emily said...

I love my reusable coffee cup and water bottle! Love the produce bags.

Caitlin said...

I really like to use green shopping bags, and I've been able to use a great online tutorial to make the ones that I use. They are very sturdy and are the same size as regular plastic shopping bags. I have a link on my blog here:
http://caitlinwilhelm.blogspot.com/2009/02/green-grocery-bags.html.

Korbi said...

your bags are so cute. I use reusable shopping bags. I also fill up my sink with water and rinse all my dishes in it instead of keeping the water running. It gets nasty, but that's ok! :)

Darlene Bruce said...

So cute!! Green tip is to eat fruit and veggies. Good for everyone.

kawaii crafter said...

What a fun giveaway. My tip is that used paper towels can be thrown in the green waste.

adrianeATwhale-mailDOTcom said...

Green tip eh? Well, always hanging your clothes out to dry, thats a good start! Also, when I forget to bring a canvas bag to the store, I get a paper one and use it in the trash can in my bathroom. It fits perfectly!

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Love those bags, great idea!

My favorite green tip is making fabric napkins with my son every year before school for him to use so we don't use paper. He loves it, it's a tradition and fun to see the different patterns/themes he picks each year.

Thanks for the giveaway!

brown robin said...

terrific idea.... i'm going to make some today! but if i win, i'll give them as a gift to keep passing the idea along. thanks so much!

brown robin said...

ps... come enter my giveaway if you get a chance!

La familia Sobaje said...

lauren sobaje at yahoo dot com

I would love these!

The Retired Mama said...

We just bought a front loading washing machine. It will cut my water usage by about 2/3rds and the electricity by at least half.
I love the bags. So cute

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

I use club soda to clean glass...windows, mirrors, tables etc. My little one can safely clean with it too!

thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel said...

Oh, I love your little bags. I shop the farmers market frequently!
RECYCLE is my tip. Even if it's a hassle sometimes, it's worth it.

Ginny said...

Love your bags!

Instead of using gift bags, give presents in those .99 reusable bags!

Ellenanddavid said...

What a great idea. If I don't win them, I'll make something similar. We really need to cut down on plastic bags. My tip: air dry your laundry - easy now that summer is about here.

Ashley said...

Cute! We use white vinegar to clean everything... safe for kids, pets, and the planet!

Lisa said...

I love these adorable and useful bags!
My green tip is this: Use vinegar and baking soda for EVERYTHING. I clean with NOTHING but those two ingredients! It is green and it also a very great cleaner!

Anonymous said...

Hi. darling bags! my green tip is this...save your used coffee grounds each day (i put mine in a bag under the kitchen sink)and at the end of the week, mix the into your garden soil for a super boost...especially for roses, hydrangeas, and azaleas!!!
cbnovick@hotmail.com

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I use lemon juice and salt to clean my kitchen sink! :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Esther said...

Lovely bags and as we have got an allotment I hope they would get lots of use if they came here. My tip is get a tan and save on gym bills by growing your own veg.. very de-stressing too particularly if like us where you grow the veg is away from the house so you can't be interrupted !

Wren said...

What a great idea. Those would be so handy.

My tip was learned from my grandmother, who raised a family during the Depression.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

Buying less always seemed like an Earth friendly thing to do. Except fabric--must have fabric!!

Ashley said...

Those bags are so cute!

We use cloth bags when we go to farmers market, or to some grocery stores. Always keeping two or three in the car is very helpful!

RachelJ said...

I haven't read all the comments, so I don't know if anyone has used this one already. We save empty fabric softener and detergent bottles, put holes in the top and use them as watering 'cans.' My kids love to use them.
mom0ja@yahoo.com

Deirdre said...

I compost like a maniac! My way of keeping the landfills down. Great little giveaway!

katie and michael etc. said...

i love these! they will go great with the cloth market bags i am looking forward to making this summer!

julie k said...

I've been meaning to make some of these. Would love to win them instead. Thanks!

my2girls said...

we use used coffee grounds in our gardens and it's the best compost!

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