Kristen, of We Are THAT Family blogspot, is looking for Valentine's ideas this week for Works-for-Me WEDNESDAY so be sure to hop on over and share all of your great ideas. Around here at the Love Shack we are are thinking GREEN...as in the Green Bag Lady ;) This month I was the lucky WINNER of Bag No. 14,000 from the Green Bag Lady and it has inspired me to make some manly bags for the men in my life. Huh? A Man Bag...you are all asking yourselves and scratching your heads...I know! Well...I went to the fabric store and found some wonderful buffalo-check flannel fabrics in red n'black and green' n'black so they are manly ;)
So here it sits all pre-washed and dried and ready to be turned into Man Bags for all the men in my life because I want them to also start using cloth bags over plastic! Guiltin' them thus far hasn't worked...SO, I figured that...IF they have a fabric pattern that they are okay with carrying...then this might be a big step for MANKIND ;) It might take baby steps...like just getting the guys to use them for taking their lunches into work AND then to leave them in their cars so that they are handy for when they have to make a quick run into the grocery store...baby steps ;)
Before I close this post, I have to add a photo of me with my two bags that I've received from the Green Bag Lady because that is the only request she makes when gifting these bags to the world...
Yep...that's me taking a picture of me in my closet because it's the only mirror that is big enough to get a full photo....sorry for it being so blurry...just consider it soft focus to hide my wrinkles ;) The rust colored bag is Bag No. 12569 and it was the first bag that I won/received from the Green Bag Lady and for which I never got around to taking a photo...so sorry Teresa! After that I won two other bags during the holidays, that I re-gifted to my sister and niece (I'll remind them to snap their photos...hehehe I'm such a brat ;) I keep the rust bag in my purse all the time because, it is small enough to keep there, where it is handy for shopping and running errands. Now that I have the designer Green Bag No. 14000, I keep it right by the front door where I load it with packages that have to go to the post office or with my Bags of Hope for the homeless.
The Green Bag Lady has provided a pattern that is a free PDF download for you to use (and she also has an instructional video for those of you who, like me, appreciate visual aides ;) so that you can make your own fabric bags. Fabric Bags...don't you think this is a great idea for Valentine's Day? AND you can always use it to wrap up all the sweets that you are presenting them with as well!