as i was sewing (and consequentially ripping some seams) i came up with my own philosophy on crafting. want to hear it? it's this: just go for it and have fun. you see, i am not really good at reading patterns or following directions, usually when i make things i sort of wing it. i see something i like and want to make and i give it a try. like these shopping bags for instance, i just sort of copied a bags shape that i have and added some applique and embroidery to make it my own. it was really fun and i like that about crafting- that you can just go for it and make whatever you like. given, there are times when i want to kick myself for not being more of a perfectionist or a better planner, but i almost always happy with what i have made and have fun, even if i am not the best sewer.
i also have another crafting philosophy- i love freebies! so, if you like these bags, leave a comment. tell me which bag you like and your favorite earth friendly tip. a random winner (or two?) will be selected friday! make sure there is a way for me to get ahold of you and spread the word. or not, it may decrease your chances of winning ;)
blue & green (click on em, they should get bigger)
purple & orange