Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway

I had fun participating in the last Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway (and even won something!) and am excited to be participating again. One lucky winner will win a pair of morsbags. Of course I haven't finished the bags yet, but they will look like this--


--except they will be made out of this super-cute fabric from a thrifted sheet. (The sheet is like brand new. I'm pretty picky about the thrifted items I use to make my bags.) I'll post a picture of the completed bags when they're done.


To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post (one comment per person, please) about one environmentally friendly thing you do (or want to start doing)--no matter how small it may seem. I will use random.org to choose one winner from all comments left by 12 midnight CST on Thursday, May 20, 2010. I will ship the item by May 24, and I will ship internationally. Thanks for participating!

ETA:  I finished one of the bags, so here's a picture of what you will actually receive--

173 comments:

carmel said...

I need a new bag to carry my crochet around in and that fabric is beautiful.
I use a lot of thrift shop finds-fabric, old doileys and lace and I love to repurpose jewellery.

CupCakeCutie said...

We use reusable market bags.

shrutiz said...

I actually am into recycling old clothing... and i also make grocery bags out of recycled newspaper... and i get it all done from women from the slums of my city...you can visit my blog for more details...

by Daisy said...

hi there!

i do lots of eco friendly things everyday. it's easier than most people think and it really makes a difference.

just to name a few:
i don' use plastic bags,
and i recycle every bottle, can, tetra pak, etc,
i use the eco programs in both machines when washing dishes and clothes,
i use the water from washing food to water plants,
use economic lights in all the lamps and never leave them on when we're not around
try to have quicker showers
we turn the water off when brushing teeth and when husband is shaving
etc
etc
...

:)

Katherine said...

One of my New Year's resolutions this year is not to use plastic bags any more -- so I'm always carrying around reusable bags. These would definitely be more stylish than my bought-at-the-supermarket green bags!

Judy said...

Lovely bag! I've started doing more recycling, purchased as many things as possible that sre used. There are some wonderful things out there since we are a toss away society. Thanks for the give away and I'm also having one and I'll post a link from my blog post today.

Cara said...

Yay, a green giveaway :D We try to be very careful with what we buy, I only take a plastic bag if I forget my reusable one (more often now that I have preggo brain) or when I go to the butcher or fish market and we will be using cloth dipes again once baby arrives.
caravincens@gmail.com

m hoch drei said...

I cut my old clothes to sew new ones !

Kristin said...

Fun! I need some of these, but I've been way too busy and lazy to make them!

MandiCoulter said...

great idea! i want to make reusable lunch bags and maybe sandwich wrappers too.
http://commonthreadskingston.com/
mandicoulter@gmail.com

Cristin said...

We use reusable shopping bags at the store, and I'm actually making a drop-off to goodwill today! Not only clearing out my closet but recycling my old clothes :-) Cheers!

Kelly said...

I tell my toddler about conserving water every time we brush his teeth or give him a bath. Teach them young! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandy said...

Super cute fabric! I have 3 little men that I am beginning to teach about recycling. We're starting a compost to recycle our waste AND we've started bins for each recyclable material such as paper, glass, metal etc.

Allison said...

i also use vintage sheets in my crafting! for the environment and my health, i love walking places instead of driving.
thanks for the chance to win.

throuthehaze said...

I use reusable grocery bags :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Leah said...

We really want to put up a windmill, plenty of wind here but they are a bit pricey. Thanks for the chance to win.
lbroadstreet(at)tds(dot)net

Elizabeth said...

Awesome, a fellow environmentalist!
We grow the majority of the produce we eat in the spring/summer/fall. Gotta shrink that carbon footprint! Come check out my own green giveaway... I re-purposed an old wool sweater into a stuffed monster :)

Bethany said...

I LOVE morsbags! I use them for everything. That is one small thing I am doing, using morsbags at the grocery store, in the car, to grandma's, and anywhere I need to carry something I would usually grab for plastic. We also have started using washclothes for wiping up the kids after meals and wiping the table from all the miss the kids make. This saves us money and our landfills from many baby wipes, paper towels, and clorox wipes. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

I TRY to remember to bring my grocery bags instead of using the stores
stacey at ellebellebaby dot com

rubynreba said...

I am just starting to use cloth bags at the grocery store so this would be a perfect prize for me! Thanks for the chance. We also are recyling paper and cans and plastic.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Laura said...

What a fantastic giveaway! We just bought bikes to get around instead of driving so much and we have given up water bottles. Here's hoping I can add reusable bags to my list!

Carla said...

I love that sheet. We try hard to be green around here. I use my reusable bags when I remember them. We water out garden with rainwater. We compost. We recycle. Little things that hopefully add up to something significant!

Alli Forsyth said...

Environmentally friendly...I made all my own grocery bags and carry them. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Stephanie said...

One green thing we do... use reusable bags instead of plastic :)

Shana said...

I leave all the lights off until i have no choice but to turn them on and recycle as much as possible.

Melissa said...

To be green and save money, I am a complete sticker for not wasting electricity in my apartment. For 3 months, my electric company actually owed ME money, somehow!

omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

TheCounsils said...

I love recycled bags! I want to make all the bags I use to be recycled this would help me in that direction!

thanks for the chance to win!!

:)
carol

maplecreekracing (at) comcast (dot) net

wardhouse said...

We try to reuse/repurpose or recycle most things at the house. Cloth market bags go with us everywhere. I love learning how to reuse or repurpose everyday items (sometimes falls under the trash category).
thank you for this opportunity!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like to try to repurpose fabric. Old jeans into a quilt. Mini skirt made into a purse etc. Thanks for entering me :-)

ItsMeBeth said...

We have our own organic garden, use reusable shopping bags, always recycle, and recently we joined the park clean up group here in our neighborhood, we have three small parks. =]

Amaranta said...

I use my bike to get to places ... mostly because I don't have a car, but! also a good way to save the earth!
thanks!
escuishi(at)hotmail(dot)com
http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

dayda said...

I try to find new ways of recycling like making envelopes from paper calendar,brooches from old glass lenses or home deco goods from magazines.
dikatzen at yahoo dot fr

Melissa said...

My son just learned all about being friendly to the environment at school. Now when we go on a walk we take a bag and pick up litter on the way.

Thanks for giving!
melissacorry@hotmail.com

Cami said...

Hello! cute bag.. and great idea for the entry post :)
we recycle. I use a shopping tote instead of getting plastic bags everywhere.. Re-use plastic bottles. oh yes.. and I hang dry all my clothes. :)
camistewart@hotmail.com

Lu said...

We recycle! Getting our own recycle bin cuts down the amount of trash we have by at least half. I love reusable shopping bags, but I usually forget them in my car at the store. :( Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

I have begun carrying a reusable shopping bag in my purse for any small purchases. I also recycle all my plastic grocery bags.
sewsassyks@gmail.com

Wehaf said...

I bike to work when the weather is good, and bus t work when it isn't.

urchiken at gmail dot com

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

Buy organic items :)

shelly said...

Awesome! I really want to use reusable bags, but haven't bought/made any yet. :( I am super cheap, though, so it's motivated me to do a couple of environmentally friendly things: we cloth diaper and keep the heat at 62 in the winter, AC at 78 in the summer. It's not much, but I'd like to think it's a small contribution.

Shana said...

i use reusable shopping bags, but these would be much cuter than what I currently have! shanaheaton@hotmail.com

sweet limes said...

It drives people around me mad but I recycle EVERYTHING I can. And I mean everything. I wash out wee little things or take things home with me from when I'm out and about and pick up food or whatever.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay said...

I walk whenever possible and use reusable grocery bags.

Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

Amanda said...

Cloth in the kitchen! We use cloth towels instead of paper, and I feel so good about it. Thanks for participating!

Shannon Hillinger said...

I'm using a menstrual cup now. I thought it would take a lot of getting used to, but I love it and I would never want to go back.

Phoenix Peacock said...

living near boulder, co we tend to have lots of oppertunities to give back to mother earth. my favorite thing is composting. plus I have cute little rags rather than paper towels!

annicejohnson(at)gmail(dot)com

Morgan said...
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Misty.Creek said...

I recycle and shop 95% of the time at thrift stores and Goodwill.

ashlee.stricklin said...

Pick me! ashlee.stricklin@gmail.com. I recycle ALL plastic!

Jamie said...

What a great giveaway! I do lots of eco-friendly things. For example, my family recycles and we use reusable shopping bags.

Cristi said...

I want to buy less beauty products in plastic containers...inspiration to make my own!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Grace said...

Love the vintage sheet for fabric.

gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

Morgan said...

I love the fabric! My green thing is that I don't own a dryer - everything goes on the line in the summer or hanging in my elaborate set up in the winter.

Foster Momma said...

Right now my family is trying to use less paper plates, seems small, but we use them pretty much everyday. Love the fabric!

momma rae said...

we don't use any paper towels or paper napkins in our home. AND we recently gave up plastic baggies, too. i am proud, can you tell? ;) thanks for the opportunity!

Rebecca said...

we are growing most of our own produce, no small task for a family of 7.

We also planted an orchard this year.

Beautiful stuff!

billington5@yahoo.com

Sarah G said...

Switching from our old cleaning stuffs to homemade or all natural!

Sarah0587 AT yahoo DOT com

Aim said...
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Aim said...

I repurpose a lot of old clothing items. You know that ones that might have a stain or little hole. I made them into bags, hot pads or what ever I feel like that fabric wants to be. If I happen to be the lucky winner you can contact me on www.radpots.com

The said...

I am just starting to make my own pul-lined bags to use instead of ziploc bags.

thetottery AT gmail DOT com

Swedie said...

Sheets are so great to sew with because they're such a nice, big size. I try to use water very sparingly because we won't always have clean fresh water to use.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi! Please enter me in your draw. Environmentally friendly things I do? I compost and recycle and want to start vermi-culture. I love to uwse thrifted items to make new things. My passion is crazy quilting and that is mostly all scraps, broken jewelry, etc. so it is pretty earth friendly in its own way.
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Pacokeco said...

Cute bag, cute fabric, recycling...what more could a girl want?
I do repurpose alot of clothes, try to repair rather than replace, I haven't purchased a single bottled water in over two years and I compost!

Tara said...

Biking to work, hanging clothes to day as often as possible, composting our scraps and growing our own. There's so much more that i should be doing though. Baby steps. thanks for the chance to win!

Jaddy said...

beautiful work :-)
i separate and recycle my rubbish!
please also check out my giveaway at www.cheekyapple.com :-)
mail(at)cheekyapple(dot)com

Lichtlein said...

WOW, what a wonderful idea!
I'm deeply impressed.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia alias frauknopf@gmx.de

Maroesja said...

I use reuseable bags as much as possible and I take my bike when possible. I don't like rain, but it's no reason for me to take the car. I grow fruit and vegetables and herbs in my garden (5x9 metres)

Hi! I'm Jenny said...

I'm a laundry hanger!
I think I'm going to win!
pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

Hui-Wearn said...

hwtuan[at]hotmail[dot]com

the environmentally friendly thing that i do is BREASTFEED my toddler!
it's absolutely natural and doesn't waste any precious resources

Peach Rainbow said...

I use energy saving bulbs and hope to buy a compost bin

Desiree said...

I unplug everything when they are not in use. Thanks for the great giveaway.
simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail.com

tscd said...

We use cloth nappies at our house - no more landfills!!!!

Sandra :) said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway - I'd love to enter! My environmentally friendly tip is to shop @ the thrift stores - good for your wallet, good for the earth, and always lots of fun finding new treasures to rescue and upcycle! Thrift store linens are about the best bargain around, lol.

Anna said...

I also use thrifted fabric in my projects. So much more interesting than the same fabric everyone else is using. I even sell fat quarters of vintage sheets in my etsy store.
Love the bag. Who doesn't NEED another bag?
Anna
lassothemoonshop@gmail.com
http://lassothemoon.typepad.com

Stephanie and Carlos said...

We started our own eco friendly and ethically made kids T-shirt label... MooBear Designs hehehe
xo Steph

Tara said...

Thank you for holding this give away :)

I buy most of my clothes second hand, only use cold water for the washing machine, I use the eco setting on the washing machine, I put waste water on my plants, I line dry all of my clothes, I use energy efficient light bulbs, recycle what I can and I use cloth menstrual pads (see my blog if you're curious! :) ).

Mama Spark said...

We started a kitchen counter top composter. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

CarolineB said...

I don't use plastic grocery bags. It's eco-bags all the way!

carbar79 at gmail dot com

merlinthecat said...

Hi thank you so much for the chance to win your bag. I'm not going to use the dryer at all as long as I can before winter. So far so good, it's been a month without using it.

kirsehirse said...

Hi!
buy local not global! no long ways for fruits and vegetabes . so i can reduce CO2 just by consuming local food!

Thank you for offering this green giveaway!

luke and pamela said...

we use reusable bags, shop and eat local, compost, grow our own food, and i try to sew using thrifted items as much as possible. so much more we could be doing though. this bag is fab! thanks for giving!

Jingle said...

We use all reusable shopping bags and we don't use plastic baggies in our house at all. Also, I upcycle items to use in my art! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jacque said...

I love to redo, remake, reuse. Most of the deco in my home falls under one of these catagories.

thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

jleibfried@aol.com

Addy said...

My daughter has those sheets on her bed! :)


addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

missbossypants said...

Cute fabric! My family gardens and composts, and we always use reusable bags for our groceries. (and I'm a recycling fanatic!)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Cinnamon said...

We don't own a car. We either walk or bike where ever we need to go and that's with two small children to boot! Thanks for the giveaway.
scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelli said...

Ooh, love the fabric, very cute and summery!! It's like fireworks! Ok--one thing I do that's env. friendly--I compost my kitchen scraps, save my aluminum cans to recycle and freecycle or craigslist my kid's old clothes to pass them on to somoeone else who won't have to go buy new ones and I won't have to throw them away. Small steps, yes, but it's a start...
Thanks,
kelli
kellbell_6@hotmail.com

affectioknit said...

That's a super cute bag - I think I'm addicted to bags - I use them for all my shopping...

StephanieS said...

I recycle everything I can. I like that my recycle bin is overflowing compared to the trash can. I'm still working on bringing less waste into the house in the first place. Thanks for the chance to win the bags!

Appleshae said...

I recycle bed sheets also! I think it is a wonderful idea to repurpose items!! I love taking my own bags when I go shopping and would happily add this one to my collection!! appleshae@hotmail.com

Lottie said...

I am trying to remember to take my reusable bags to the supermarket!

c'est Moi! the TinknFrog said...

I try and re-use or recycle clothing and fabric to keep it out of the landfills. Thanks for offering a wonderful prize.

baukje said...

We have our own compost

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

GigiElle said...

I've started making an effort to reuse a lot more than I used to, either by repurposing items (like clothes or containers) or simply reusing plastic items.

going kiwi said...

We have switched over to a completely paperfree kitchen. It was hard at first but now I do not even think twice about it. Thanks for the giveaway

Kristie said...

I really like that sheet you chose! I try to do many "green" things, but my favorite is using mesh produce bags at the grocery store instead of the plastic ones. Thanks for the giveaway!
Kristie
simplystylishdesigns.blogspot.com

Lil Bean said...

I cloth diaper! love that sheet - Great giveaway!

artwords said...

wow, Great fabric! one environmentally friendly thing...hmm.... well we own two houses next door to each other, and last year we tilled up both back yards and created a large organic garden for our community. not only do we save travel miles and chemical use for our foods, but they Taste better than anything we could buy at the grocery store!

tatgurl said...

Love the fabric! I use re-purposed fabric in most of my sewing. Just one of the many things I do to help the environment.

Nanbon44 said...

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area...I reuse the grocery bags and sometimes make wreaths out of them, I teach classes on making them,,,

Lynne said...

We now use a green bin for food and organic waste. Between all three recycle bins, we have very little garbage now... and we're a family of four! Thanks for the great giveaway!

pam said...

I hang to dry all my laundry. Every single day of the year...not a small feat in Canada.

sy said...

the fabric looks cute *_* thanks for hosting the giveaway!
i carpool and occasionally drink from filtered water instead of bottled water, i try my best to recycle and reuse. overall i think i'm not a very environmentally friendly person but is trying to be better >.<

Carrie said...

Love the sheet! And it will make a perfect bag! Need to start bringing my own bags when I go shopping!

2dayisgood said...

i recycle everything i can: paper, cans, bottles, plastic, etc. i keep a big bucket in the pantry and put all the items to be recycled in it. we have so many few garbage bags. it's great and such an easy thing to do.

adrienne said...

Oh, that's awesome fabric!

My big plan is to get a rainwater barrel for my garden this summer. I'm awfully excited about it!

sproutingflowers said...

I try to buy and make gender neutral clothing/toys so I can pass things down from my daughter to my son. This gives clothes and toys a longer lifespan at my house and makes them more desirable to pass on to someone else when we're done with them!

LOVE that thrifted sheet!

Megan said...

That fabric reminds me of the 4th of July! It'd be perfect for toting around my fireworks...wait...who totes around fireworks. I'll think of something less dangerous to tote if I win!

Jen said...

I love bags to keep all my stuff in!

wooLynn said...

We use reusable sadwich bags (from etsy)and market bags.

ladubois@comcast.net

SewsCute said...

I recycle!! Which is huge for me since we finally live in a town that does it curb side!! I am loving the vintage sheet!!

snugglebugg(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

sewfunky said...

I use cotton dishcloths which last for 3-4 years compared with chux which lasts just a couple of months.


Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine too!
http://www.sew-funky.com/2010/05/sewmamasew-may-giveaway/

happy said...

I replace plastic bags with my fabric bag (make it myself),
I replace tissue paper with hankies i make.
Thank You for this chance,
mikthasq(at)gmail(dot)com

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Wow...you are so generous...thanks heaps for the opp to win and fingers crossed.
I use knitted/crocheted washcloths...

From
Liesa
handmadeheaven@optusnet.com.au

Ramya said...

Lovely bag! Will come in handy for my knitting projects that are WIP. I air dry my clothes for 9 months of the year in our backyard and reduce the usage of the dryer!
Thanks for the giveaway

Sara said...

Nice bags! And I love the fabric! We compost and recycle to reduce what goes into the landfill.

SaraSuzanneSews[at]gmail[dot]com

Liz said...

We have a worm farm for all our food scraps, the kids love feeding them.

Love the fabric!

Jerri said...

Great fabric! I just ordered an oil mist sprayer from pampered chef. I use about one can of spray oil per month so I'll not be consuming that kind of waste anymore. I'd also love to get a butter bell with next month's pay. That way we could stop buying the spreadable butter and throwing away those lovely plastic containers twice a month.

MaryAnne said...

Your bag looks great, I would love to win one of those!

We use cloth diapers part-time, and recycle.

thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

gill said...

Great giveaway - thanks!
I'm a big fan of composting!!!!

Gill

Katie said...

Great bag! I use a reel-type mower to mow my lawn, and use a line to dry my clothes.

Sarah said...

we recycle as much as possible...

Stephanie said...

I am a cloth diapering mama, and I love it!
raegreen1[at]verizon[dot]net

Kristen said...

Nice tote!

I compost in my garage, yes, Cornell method and since we have little space in out yard all our trees and plants have a purpose.

Great giveaway.

Julie said...

I always use my bags- no more plastic.

Kelly O. said...

we recycle things to craft with around here...
great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! crossing my fingers!

T said...

Thanks for giving away such a cute bag. I would TOTALLY use it!

We try to be environmentally friendly around here. We recycle for starters, and have recently switched over to re-usable bags for shopping. Just doing what little part we can!

Baby.Got.Craft said...

I like to craft/sew from thrifted items/recycled clothes with an unfortunate stain. That counts, right?!

Stephanie said...

beautiful. thank you

atchisonsteph@gmail.com

Mama Lusco said...

Fun prizes! I use fabric bags for shopping, too! Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

Bonnita said...

I'm a rabid recycler! Thank you.

Lynn said...

I always pick up garbage I see, especially when I'm kayaking!

Nice bags! Thanks for sharing,
Lynn
artemisnorth.com

dooddles said...

Love this bag! What a neat way to upcycle old sheets... I will definately look at them differently from now on. I love to shop at second-hand stores, and I also go green by using my cloth shopping bags. :)

Shane, Meg, CJ and R-Baby said...

How cute! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

We are canceling magazine subscriptions and opting for electronic bill pay when we can!

meg_hilton (at) yahoo (dot) com

Marcia said...

Nice prize. We compost all veg/fruit trimmings and use the compost in our organic garden. Cucumbers, beets, and squash are starting to come in. Thank you for this giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

karmama said...

I had to retire a few of our cloth shopping bags, so these would be a timely replacement! I cloth diaper my kids :)

Aubrey said...

we recycle and grow some of our own vegetables. And pay most of our bills online.

Marcia said...

Nice bag -- We call the dump the pic-n-save because have found many items there with good bones that can be salvaged and reused.

Llamabean said...

My husband and I have felted lunch bags that we use everyday and we also use fabric napkins that I can wash rather than throw away.
What a fun tote!
amanda dot haynes at gmail dot com

Stella said...

Cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

fausseparisienne at gmail dot com

Duff said...

Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize! One environmentally friendly thing I do is pick up trash I see on the ground when I walk my dog (daily).
Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
♥♥

Lisa said...

I use Green cleaners Thanks for a chance to Win!

beachcovejewelry said...

I reuse old picture frames to make earring holders :)

Emily said...

I've gotten a lot better about recycling. I always mean to take reusable bags to the store. Maybe having these cute ones will help me remember.
hutchyhutch87(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marie said...

Great bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

DK said...

I don't think you can ever have too many fabrics bags. Especially the kind that can fold up really small. I've made it mandatory here that the breaker switch is flipped to off for any appliance or room of the house that won't be in use for a while. I'm anticipating a pretty good drop in the amount of electricity use our house accumulates as the microwave/coffee pot are no longer drawing electricity constantly to keep clocks and electromagnets charged and the water heater is only heating when we actually need hot water.

I♥thesecrazykids said...

We cloth diaper. Reuse and recycle what we can.
bcgood83@yahoo.com

Stella said...

Cool! I love using eco bags... We use a grey water system to water our garden - we also grow our own food! (well, when things are going well...)
stafish6(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I am trying to be better about not using my extremely old and water-wasting dishwasher. But, if I do happen to use it, we now always use environmentally friendly dishwashing tablets with low amounts of Phosphorous and other nasties.

sang said...

I always take my own bags to the grocery store.
sang(at)gci(dot)net

Djaj said...

lovely bag ! I love the fabric on the second picture, lovely colours, it looks like a fireworks !

Susie said...

Oh I love the bag!
We were a one-car family for 3 years and my husband take the bus to work!

thanks! I enjoyed browsing your blog!

Shirley said...

Lovely bag. I bring my own shopping bags to the store, don't own a car, recycle paper, tins, glass, cardboard and compost.

bbjbsewing said...

oooh I can hear the little miss now .... staaarrrrs

we don't own a car, travel everywhere by motorcycle(half the footprint of a car in more ways than one) or public transport...... and recycling... and the shopping bags thing when we remember, they hold up to carrying things much better than plastic does anyway
then theres the washing machine water for our front lawn (ideally it would flush the loo too but not an option for the moment)

Dresden Quilter said...

I walk home from work or carpool. Thanks for the giveaway.

Crunchy Sews said...

The environmentally friendly thing that makes our family the happiest is the share in the organic farm we enjoy from June to October. The food is delicious and the atmosphere there is so peaceful and friendly.

The Mangerchine's said...

my hubby and I are going to be using cloth diapers once our first child is born in Oct.

shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele said...

Cloth napkins

audreypawdrey said...

I recycle all of my glass, plastics, and cans. Our recycling output is three times the size of our weekly trash.:)

bethany said...

I try to recycle everything I can!

Kak Ani said...

i would love to have your bags...

dinie_reza@yahoo.com

JBlanton said...

I grow my own vegetables and preserve them. I also compost. I would love to have one of your bags to use instead of plastic grocery bags
Jennifer
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Novel Style said...

Love bags and these look great and of course love the idea that they are upcycled! As for being environmentally friendly, my husband and I have made our office paperless. We are also very careful in how we shop and are sure to buy local whenever possible.

Ammie said...

Oh, my! That is so cute. I must confess that I wasn't seeing it on my own, so I'm glad you posted your completed bag. :)

I try to be environmentally conscious. The biggest success I've had is using cloth diapers, but we also love reusable bags (for shopping and gift-wrapping) and riding our bikes or walking instead of driving.

Thanks for the reminder to try something else, and for the great giveaway.

Charissa said...

I am trying to reduce the amount of reusable products we use. Very cute bags! I like the fabric, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...

I am passionate about...

No chemicals in the yard. No gas powered lawn tools/mowers. Cloth diapers. Reduce/reuse/recycle/upcycle

Nice giveaway.

Jessica said...

I upcycle a lot of old clothes into new ones for my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity!

Lisa said...

It's so cute! I love that fabric! Thanks for the chance to win :) Among the environmentally friendly things we do at my house we recycle all cans/paper/plastic and I make a lot of things out of thrifted items - that's so much fun!

Megan said...

I love these bags and was actually one of the lucky people to win one last time!! I'd love to win another one (especially in that cute sheet!). I've been using more and more fabric bags and they are so fun! Thanks for the initial idea - because I make all mine using the morsbag tutorial!

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bethanndodd said...

Love the bag and that sheet is so cute!!! I love to upcycle clothing into bags and other clothing items...we also recycle just about everything we can :o). thank you for the chance to win.
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Teacher/Student said...

Great bag! Thanks for the giveaway. I recycle and use eco-friendly products as often as possible.
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Nugglemama said...

Oh very cute! I love that.

CrochetnQuilt said...

I recycled my kids' old jeans into a denim rag quilt. I have found it to be very durable so plan on making more! Your bag looks great. Thanks for participating.

Chelsey said...

I use reusable bags, compost, grow some vegetables and recycle everything possible. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca