Sunday, May 22, 2011

it's giveaway day again!



It's that time again--Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day! I'm giving away the same thing I always give away--morsbags! More specifically, I'm giving away this morsbag--



Morsbags are reusable fabric grocery bags. I usually make them from thrifted sheets, but this one is made from a brand new (clearance) fabric shower curtain from Target. I love the fun, summery stripes. It would also make a great beach or pool bag in addition to hauling groceries. There will be at least one winner, but I will hopefully be giving away three bags to three winners if I can finish the other two this week. (Colors/pattern placement on any additional bags will be different--I'll post additional pictures as they're completed.)


To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post (one comment per person and US residents only) about something you do (or would like to do) that is environmentally friendly. I will use random.org to choose the winner(s) from all comments left by 12 midnight CST on Friday, May 27, 2011. I will ship the item(s) by Tuesday, May 31(since Monday is a holiday). Be sure to leave an e-mail address if I can't contact you through your comment. Thanks for participating!

129 comments:

Lindsay Conner said...

I love to use reusable grocery bags--I keep them in my car for unplanned trips to the store. :)

T-Bryd said...

I use reusable bags but I also take my excess plastic grocery bags back to the store to be recycled.

And I'm on a waiting list to be a part of an organic community garden.. I'm excited about that :-)

LaraM said...

We don't own a car and always use reusable grocery bags, so I need good, sturdy ones!

Robie of www.sosewsomething.com said...

What a fun thing to comment about! Living in Austin, TX, there is constant pressure to keep "upping" your eco consciousness ... so in addition to recycling everything, limiting trash, etc..I have become addicted to using my scraps rather than throwing them away - fabric that is! It's another version of reuse/recycling!

Just Jaime said...

I recycle!

hilary said...

I love it! I've been saving a gorgeous fabric shower curtain to make a laundry bag...but I'm just not ready to cut it up yet! (Please stop by my blog, too. Happy Giveaway Day!)

Morgan said...

I recycle. Love the bag, and thanks for the giveaway!

Kristi said...

We grow our own veggies, line dry our clothes, lots of green stuff going on around here!

mindfulhome at gmail dot com

lindsey said...

i take reusable bags to the grocery store, and this one would be a great addition to my collection! :)

Sims Family said...

I love it!

sims.whitney at gmail.com

Anita said...

I try to use environmentally friendly products to clean my house. My favorite is white vinegar.

a22wilson at hotmail dot com

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love it! I almost bought that exact shower curtain.
Shannon C
formysweetdaughter@hotmail.com

james and bess said...

lovely bag! we recycle and grow a garden and (occasionally) make our own clothes. :) great giveaway!

bess

jbknav at hotmail dot com

Homemaker Honey said...

Hang clothes up to dry on the line.

G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
@Homemaker_Honey
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homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Aim said...

I reuse fabric from old clothing to make other cool stuff like bags or stuffed toys.
If I happen to be the lucky winner you can contact me through my blog www.radseams.com/blog

Pearl and Daisy said...

I recycle, compost, and use reusable bags when I shop.

Thanks!
Sue
suzan dot tessier at gmail dot com

Meryl said...

We compost like crazy!

Sharon said...

I love the fact after grocery shopping I don't have a trash bag full of plastic bags. I could always use another one.

Lorene (just Lu) said...

Lovin' on those stripes! I try to use reusable grocery bags, but I often forget. I am a religious recycler though... I dig things out of the garbage all the time that my husband thinks aren't recycleable :) and I'm working on switching our family to reusable water bottles and snack bags.

-Lorene
just Lu

At Home With Michelle said...

I try to not buy bottled water, and recycle if I do. I also save used aluminum foil after I am done using what I need it for, and put in with my aluminum cans:)to recycle, Thanks for the chance to win:)

Shana said...

Of course we recycle but my favorite thing to do to be good to the planet is planting our own garden organically. We just got it in and I can't wait!

Jordan said...

cute!

Lora said...

thank you so much for the giveaway. We only use reusable containers for lunches.

Wrongtree09 said...

We use cloth diapers and wipes.

Nuts To You! said...

We do use recyclable bags...some are getting frayed:) We also recycle everything we can.
Shawna:)

Annabanana said...

I love how you used a shower curtain to make this bag...great idea ! I'd love a chance to win it !

April in Autumn said...

I just finished my first experiment with soap nuts this weekend. Rather than using detergent, you can use these berries that create soapy suds for cleaning clothes. They're pretty cool and easy to use.

Evan Becky said...

I get cardboard boxes from work that will be thrown out to cut out my patterns. The patterns are sturdier and the boxes get a new life!

Heather said...

Cute, cute! I've been curious about these bags. Can't wait to see one live!

camelama said...

This is a great bag - I love that you upcycle/recycle fabrics for these bags. :)

I've been trying to walk to my local errands (library, groceries, etc) instead of drive - which is easy when I'm unemployed and I don't have many places to go and I'm trying to avoid spending any money. :)

Trish said...

I love the bag! I'm from Alberta but I have a US address!

Brandy M said...

Pretty! Thanks for the giveaway:) I recycle all of my household goods by bringing them to our county recycling center every Sunday.
Brandy dot mire at gmail dot com

Stephanie Granite said...

I hadn't thought to look at the clearance sheets and curtains for fabric finds, but I'll definitely have to do that from now on. I'd like to compost. At my old house we had an amazing compost bin, but at our condo we can't because everything is kind of shared space. If I had my own space though I'd compost, and then garden with the soil

K.Papageorge said...

My most recent venture into saving the planet (besides using my market bags!) has been to make my 8 month old son's baby food. Not only is it healthier for him, but I am doing my best to support local growers and creating SO much less trash by not using store-bought baby foods.
KellyCraftsForKids@gmail.com

♥Duff said...

I use reusable grocery bags and walk instead of drive into town (2 miles each way) during the summer months.
thanks for the giveaway!

Abby said...

Wait that's really cool how you made them out of shower curtain. Something I do that's environmentally friendly is do my best to compost frequently and recycle. And of course use cloth grocery bags XD
dramallama56@hotmail.com

angelina said...

this bag is tops. thankyoU!

Katy said...

i always use reusable bags & walk (instead of drive) as often as I can.

Jessica said...

I am such a huge fan of reusable grocery bags... but this is the most stylish one!

Beth said...

I compost all my kitchen scraps and then use the wonderful soil it makes to grow my own veggies, which I then compost the scraps of . . . .

yobethie(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Such a cute bag! I am big into recycling. When I taught school my favorite field trip was to the recycling center- dorky but true. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I upcycle a lot of items, use reusable grocery bags, and reusable rags. I also clean just about everything with vinegar and baking soda and only use chemical cleaners on rare occassions.Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky said...

In addition to using cloth bags for shopping, I ride my bike as much as possible.

Fab said...

I like reusable bags, i like the fun colors of this one. thanks

sarah beth said...

I enjoy being a good steward of the earth by reusing many things including reusable grocery bags, upcycling clothing etc.!

Emily said...

Love your bag! I am an obsessive re-user. I also try not to buy things if they are overpackaged or the packaging is not recyclable. I know I'm just one person, but I have to put my $$ where my beliefs are.

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

Besides recycling, i try to reuse whatever i can. i use the plastic caps off juice bottles as spoon rests, i save and reuse paper in my printer that misprinted.
atouchofheaven2010[at]gmail[dot]com
Mary B.

Nikki said...

I recycle!

Larissa said...

Oh, I like this! My husband bought me a SodaStream to avoid wasting any more plastic seltzer bottles. With the amount of seltzer I drink, I may be singlehandedly saving the earth by making my own!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.
We use cloth instead of paper when we can (bags, napkins, diapers, towels, etc.)
lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Alice said...

I try to use thrifted fabric as much as a I can.

Very Verdant said...

Love this bag and the bold colors. I don't, however, think I would use it only as a grocery bag. If we don't take our lightly used clothes to the mission center around the corner, we enjoy taking them apart and repurposing them. It is fun to see fabrics get a new life just like this shower curtain.

nicmowat said...

recycle! so glad we finally have it with trash pickup!

thanks for the giveaway!
email in profile
or
nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com

Crunchy Sews said...

I reuse glass jars as drinking glasses.

Robyn said...

I carpool to work everyday. Thanks for the giveaway!

robyn.geddes(at)gmail.com

deserae said...

I love to use re-usable bags!

Whitney B said...

I already use fabric grocery bags and love them. one thing i would like to do is find a way to dispose of my cat's litter and waste in a environmentally friendly way, but so far i havent found many options

Leah Claire said...

I always use re-useable bags. I have a set for groceries and some that I keep in my purse for everything else. Thanks for the chance! leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I recycle old t-shirts into produce bags.

Ashley said...

I'm big on recycling!

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Charissa said...

I'm doing a real deal garden this summer. Hoping it produces enough to merit the effort. :-)

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very pretty bag!!

Lets see I cut up plastic grocery bags and crochet them into a large tote bag :D

amy said...

I take all the plastics that our local recycling center won't take and bring them to Whole Foods, because they'll recycle them.

Very cute bag, and what a smart idea, making it out of a shower curtain!

amyhood21(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Les said...

great fabric!

Melody J said...

I do cloth diapers, cloth napkins, mostly natural cleaners, garden, mama cloth, ...lots of stuff.

melody dot janssen at gmail dot com

two hippos said...

I can never have enough grocery bags. A shower curtain = brilliant!

babygirlhoarder said...

Oooooo I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!
Tia
mtrand2 at gmail dot com

Bailey said...

I compost. I hate to throw out what my picky eater has not touched. It's out back and the animals sometimes get in it, but at least it's not in the garbage.

Lisa said...

We cloth diaper, use cloth napkins, no paper towels, cloth grocery bags.

Raven's Rascals said...

We use our reusable grocery bags all the time. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they're more durable and hold more, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

ravensrascals at gmail dot com

zees5 said...

When we go to the beach, I will pick up any garbage I see. Thank you for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

Lauria said...

I use reusable grocery bags!

But I also avoid commercial cleaners and use more environmentally friendly cleaners like borax and vinegar.

Very cute print - who would guess that it came from a shower curtain? My email is in my blogger profile. :)

Lisa said...

I have been recycling everything I can and growing my own food this summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christie S. said...

I too make shopping bags, but never thought to use a shower curtain. How clever is that? I also try to do my part by recycling paper.

HelenN said...

We recycle and use reusable bags when we shop.

helenhsin(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stefanie said...

I also use reusable grocery bags! This bag would be perfect to add to my collection!
slove554(at)gmail(dot)com

Rescued Goods said...

Love this bag! We hang our clothes on the line. We compost, we garden. Thanks for the chance!
Vanessa

bsyb said...

Gorgeous fabric~~ LOVE IT.

thanks for the giveaway.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Kimberly N said...

I use cloth napkins at home 95% of the time (unless I get behind on laundry or have more guests than napkins). I'm also proud to report that my city (San Jose) is considering banning free disposable bags -- isn't that awesome?

Laura said...

I am trying to collect enough reusable totes to eliminate plastic grocery bags. This one has such fun fabric.

Mary @ Bugglebee Handmade said...

Great summer fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy said...

I love this b/c I have been striving to use reusable bags more often when doing my shopping, so I'd love to win this one! Thanks so much! :-)

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway.
atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
I live most of the time in Canada, but also have a residence in the states, so I hope you can include me in the giveaway.
I recycle. I also use fabric baby diapers

Sharleen said...

Thanks for the giveaway. We are recycle nuts! I drive my son crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

The Stapletons said...

We're trying to learn to compost. Hopefully we get better at it soon, because it can be stinky.

Delaina said...

I grow my herbs and am planning a compost bin!
Love the bag!
delainaj36(at)gmail(dot)com

RyanSarahN said...

I use reusable grocery bags! And this one is so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen B said...

We re-purpose our old flannel sheets, making them into pants and hankies.

ElfRenee said...

I've planted an organic garden!

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

Memories By Me said...

we recycle and use reusable grocery bags , we also take a day a month to take the kids down to the beach and help pick up trash and debree. Mainly to teach them to apprecaite the land and what they have and don't destroy it.

Cassie said...

Oh fun! I love tote bags!

Linda said...

Hello, I love reuseable grocery bags and use them all the time. I keep one in my car at all times - just in case. Thanks for the chance to win your stylish bag. Linda
rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

cheeksb said...

Great bag!!!
cheeksb78(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jingle said...

I often use plastic bags and such in my crafting as stuffing for things. Although...because we use reusable bags, I run out a lot! LOL! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Snoodles said...

I have made two grocery bags, so I don't use so many of the plastic ones at the store. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful bright one!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I use cloth diapers on my daughter & I love them!

Jocelyn said...

we cloth diaper, have chickens and a garden, recycle, compost, use reusable bags, buy local, thrift, etc

Sangeetha said...

I am trying to eliminate paper towels in my house and also the grass in the yard making it more native plant oriented

Katie B. said...

I'm a really good recycler! :)

Love this bag. I'd definitely take it to the pool this summer.

Nadilah Magee said...

You are so creative..love this bag.
mageenadilah(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty D from NC said...

i drink a lot of water so bring a very large jug to work every day and keep refilling my bottle. saves waste and money

Alli said...

I use reusable grocery bags -- we have a bunch in both my husband's and my cars. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Colleen said...

I use reusable shopping bags everywhere I go and encourage others to switch to reusables too. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the fabric!

Mrs. H. said...

We use reusable grocery bags, recycle, and garden organically. Thanks for the giveaway.

Valerie said...

I made my own lunch bag and reusable snack bags so that I didn't have to go through a ton of plastic to bring lunch to work.

Jenn said...

great idea! love the stripes too!

Keriann said...

I recycle by turning things into fun crafts! Like turning the plastic container for face wash cloths into a decorated crayon box. Stuff like that.

Jenna H. said...

I try to recycle everything possible and I've gotten my husband to do the same.
Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Lee said...

We not only recycle at home but incourage it at work and bring it home to recycle.
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Skooks said...

Use reusable bags, repurpose containers that food come in, recycle as able, buy local!

Pam said...

Hello,
This is a cute bag!

Kate S. said...

Cute bag! Thanks for the chance to win :)

I am vegetarian, take public transit as much as possible, and compost, among other things... as you can tell I am a pretty big envirogeek!

:)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I try to use the reusable grocery bags (when I remember ;-) Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway day!

Lisa said...

I love to use reusable bags, but when I can't (or forget) I always recycle the plastic ones! They take them back at the grocery store.

Rebecca said...

We use our reusable grocery bags to be ecofriendly. Thank you so much for the chance to win this bag. It is super cute. I love the fabric. Thanks again.

Nancy Bird said...

I try to ride my bike to pick up my boys from daycare whenever possible; we recycle with a frenzy, and I've made my own reusable lunch baggies.

crookedlittlehouse said...

I sewed my own sandwich bags, bring my own bags to the grocery store and compost thanks to our city's great composting program. Thanks for the giveaway!

webmailaddress2 said...

I love reusable shopping bags for my groceries, and my large collection is becoming helpful for my upcoming move.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

We plant a small garden and have fresh veggies all summer long. If there are any leftovers, I prepare them for the freezer. Thanks.

Amy said...

This would be the everything bag. Towels for swim class, books for the library you name it. I never thought of getting a clearance shower curtain. I did replace the one from my girls' bathroom and recovered my kitchen chairs with it. Everyone says how much they love them. Thanks for the chance at a great bag.

kristinorth said...

I use reusable bags and try to recycle everything I can. Thanks for a chance to win!

Ly said...

Love your bag - so cheerful and I always use reusable bags whenever possible.
Thanks for the chance to win

Ly

lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandi P said...

We recycle and try to keep our thermostat more controlled and combine trips to town.

Julie said...

Neat bag to have...to be more eco friendly-we recycle our newspapers and magazines
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

rehmann said...

I recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, tin, aluminum AND I car pool!

Great bag!

Bonnie
rehmann(at)centurylink(dot)net

audreypawdrey said...

I love reusable bags, and this one is so cute! great idea!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Love the bag and I use these every week. I do need a few more!!

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

I love this bag!and I love your idea of using shower curtains! I was at Target and saw a kids shower curtain that I thought would be fantastic for the back of a quilt! I definitely recycle. I'm glad you asked this question, because I wish I went to a local farmer's market more often. I really should start doing that. Thanks for the chance! :)

Sue D said...

I use reusable bags, recycle, compost and watch what I buy.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com