in the spirit of the green bag lady, i have decided i am going to give out only fabric reusable bags at the farmer’s market this year. the past two years, i have given out very few bags at all, as i am blessed to lived in an area where apparently it is cool to remember your bags at the market, but when folks have needed one for a purchase from earth huggy, i have supplied a reused plastic bag… and i just can’t bring myself to do that anymore, even if i had any on hand (i don’t. i have been pretty good about remembering my bags even at fred meyer where it’s apparently not yet the cool thing to do!) so i’ve culled my fabric stash and gathered up all of the horrid prints i found hidden in there, as well as some not-so-horrid ones that i just won’t end up using (these are mainly conventional cotton, some may even be blends, who knows? my stash has been an ongoing beast that has grown more than shrunk, continuously since i was a little girl…
here are some of the bags at their current stage of finishedness, which leads me to think i’ll actually be able to pull this off! some are already finished with handles and everything.
some turned out too cool for me to give away and have been added to my own bag collection (you can’t have too many! or at least i’m nowhere near that imaginary threshold.) like this awesomely loud one, out of an old polyester skirt i no longer dare to wear for reasons more to do with length than the synthetic fiber factor (not that i’ve worn a skirt at all in 5 years…)
and one of the so-called horrid prints actually turned out quite endearing as a horrid seashell print bag, and both quinn and i decided not to part with it. it’s a smaller one, i’ve found those are nice to have around for things like errands to the post office (need a pen, tape, scissors… not much but enough that a bag is helpful).
but you can have the horrid kitty print and the daisy bed sheet number, just come buy something from me on may 7th! opening farmer’s market day should be awesome, it sounds like the newport high band is going to play, and there is going to be an awesome raffle-drawing type thing with prizes contributed by the vendors. and of course, the fresh produce we are absolutely dying for!!! oh yeah and earth huggy, with free bags and lots of organic cotton for your baby.