Florida Bags!

Hello from Florida! I received my Batik bags today! The 2 on the right are bag # 47,305 and 47,306. The one on the left is one I received a few years back...# 3,164! Thank you so much, I love them all!

Katrina M.

Photo Finish Friday

Black Heart/White Heart--Beach finds, Big Island, Hawaii






I have another packed weekend. Thankfully today is not. Tennis soon, lunch with a bestie and hanging with the kids tonight. TeresaMade sale tomorrow and company coming. Green Bag Lady meeting Sunday. Cheers! XOXO--Teresa

Russia Bag!

Good afternoon, dear Teresa.

I apologize for not responding for a long time. I got your bag.
Thank you very much for your gift and for your project.

With best wishes from Russia, Nadezhda.

Italy Bag!

Thank you so much for the super cute bag from Sardinia (Italy)! It's been long since we stopped using plastic or paper bag 🙂 One more fabric bag is always useful for our shopping! 

Thanks again! Anna

25 Very Merry WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of TWO each Green Bag Lady Very Merry shopping bags are:

Cindy H, NC
Carol V, FL
Rochelle B, CANADA
Nicole S, WA

Paul T, NM
Kristina P, AUSTRIA
Nannette C, AL
Sarah S, CA

Nataliia P, FRANCE
Michael J, ID
Connie N, JAPAN
Pam B, MN

Tatjana D, UKRAINE
Diane W, TN
Galina K, RUSSIA

Victoria Z, RUSSIA
Natalia M, RUSSIA
Iraida K, RUSSIA
Svetlana M, 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, VeryMerry_12_2017


Look at these cute little holiday print bags. Would you believe me if I told you that ALL the fabric for 50 freebie bags came from the SAME donation? Awesome, huh?? Did I say 50? YES 50! We will have 25 winners who will get 2 bags each. How great is that? And, you can use them for shopping AND then wrap presents in them!
Just tie the handles together for present wrapping (photo below from a previous year, these bags no longer available).
 Look at them all!
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, Dec 4 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday Dec 5 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 25 people to win 2 bags each.

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

One last pic from Hawaii. Black Sand Beach.

Grow your pencil.

I could really get into this.

I know Bagette April will love this.

These are paintings!!!!


A good reminder.

BTW, I saw NO plastic bags in Hawaii! YAY!

I have a packed weekend. I'm doing a sale at my house tonight and tomorrow morning. Then, tomorrow night I'm hosting a Friendsgiving (ya, a bit late on that one) and my sister is here visiting. Whew! A fun whirlwind. I'll be ready for bed early on Sunday night! XOXO--Teresa


Last week my family and I went to the Big Island of Hawaii for Thanksgiving break. It was lovely! The only bummer was that Big Girl couldn't come due to a short break at college. It was soooo beautiful!
 I mean, c'mon!
 Obligatory luau photo with the fire eater/juggler guy…
 Southernmost point of the USA!
Volcano National Park

 Steaming crater…
 Ah, my Little Girl.
 Black Sand Beach (on Black Friday!)
How do you dry off at the beach when you don't have a towel? A GREEN BAG LADY bag of course!!
 I spy a turtle…
 My not so Little Man…
 Hawaii, you slay me…

 Another gorgeous beach…
 Until next time Hawaii, until next time…
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving break too! XOXO--Teresa

Florida Bags!

Here's me with my bags #39645, #45941 and #45942
There is one more but it is over my Mom's , saw it the other day and didn't get a photo or the number.
I get so many compliments from the cashiers and customers in line behind me.

Carol V.

Before + After

It has been some time since I have published a before + after for you. This one is a collaborative effort with the husband of a good friend. A few years back, Jeff bought these sturdy, but well loved chairs from a garage sale for $1 (!!!). Their family really liked the comfort and shape of the chairs, but it was time to either refinish them or get rid of them. I'm glad they chose to keep them and include me in the process. Jeff did all the refinishing of the wood. I made new (waterproof) covers. The old ones look pink in these photos, but they actually started out as red!

Don't they look great with their shiny new varnish and covers? Love! Teresa