Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And another thing...

That's totally unrelated to my other posts...


My lovely friend, "Orgie" who blogs at Organic Needle just started selling organic produce bags on Etsy! You all probably know all about etsy -- an eBay-store-style site that sells only handmade, one-of-a-kind items -- but I just learned about it last month.

Anyhow, this is one of those total shameless promotion plugs, but check out her bags! They're super cool looking and will keep your beans together without the need of any plastic bags!

No, she didn't put me up to this and no, she's not sending me a portion of the profits or anything, she's just a nice person and we seamstresses tend to stick together. Don't mess with us, we have very sharp scissors.

Anyhow, if you get a chance and are so inclined, check them out.

9 comments:

organicneedle said...

You are the greatest person ever! (Okay, when exactly am I suppose to drop off the life size chocolate statue in your beautiful likeness?)

Heather said...

And PINS and SEAM RIPPERS and CORNER POINTERS!

Seamstresses have LOTS of pokey things!

PH33R THE SEAMSTRESS

Heather said...

Dude, you didn't take that picture. You don't own avocados, ginger or those spiky vegetable-looking things.

Anonymous said...

Very cool - do the check-out line folks give you a hard time about having to look in the bags to see what you're buying? At my store they tend to roll their eyes even at my reusable shopping bag!

Wendy said...

You know, as long as you're not running with your scissors, we'll all be okay :).

Very nice plug. And obviously appreciated :).

Hey, Organicneedle, if I post a link to your bags, will you make me a chocolate statue, too? It can look like Ralphie from A Christmas Story dressed in his pink bunny suit, as long as it's chocolate ;).

Natalie said...

I've never left a comment before, but congratulations on such a great blog! I grew up in Richmond, and always wondered whether anyone was concerned about the environment in the shopping mall capital of the US!! (BTW, I'm STILL trying to "educate" my parents there on how to recycle properly) Anyway good job on the blog :)
This comment really has nothing to do with the great produce bags you were talking about, but I thought maybe you'd like to know about the EPA's anti-idling campaign at schools. I was reading another blog, and made my way to the link below. Since you've got young'uns, you might be more interested in it than me.
http://epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/antiidling.htm

leslie said...

What a spectaculat idea!!

I was curious about the checkout line folks, too.
Would bags made from cotton netting work?

We actually get a 5 cent per bag discount, from our grocery if we bring in and use our own canvas bags, or reuse our plastic grocery bags. Not a lot, but better than the proverbial poke in the eye with a stick.

And they have a 'bag bin' to accept the plastic grocery bags for recycling.
I'll give the two stores I use a plug... Basha's and Fry's.

I always feel so 'continental' when I shop with my canvas bag. I tend to hum La vie en Rose as I walk out with my baguette, bottle of red, and bouquet of fresh flowers...and then realize I've forgotten the milk and TP I went for originally...

organicneedle said...

The checkout shouldn't be a issue. I think the cashiers prefer it to going bagless like I was doing for awhile before I dreamed up my little beauties. (You just can never get too many kind thoughts in NYC while you're spending that extra minute searching your cart for the rogue apple.) The tops of the bags are drawstring which don't really need to be tied to get a good close so the cashier could always take a little peekie-poo if he/she thinks you look shady.:)

elleno said...

Oooh, oooh, we have produce bags, too! Ecobags.com has a great selection of organic cotton produce bags with drawstring, in multiple sizes or in sets of five. We also have net produce bags that seem to make cashiers happy.

I need to ask: Why are there so many comments about checkout clerks in supermarkets?? I think we need to wage a large scale education program for these folks! Thanks for the fun blog...I'm a burbmom, too, and am still overcoming my eco-UN-conscious ways :).