I don't know if I have told you that I don't like plastic shopping bags, but that is how it is - I don't like plastic shopping bags!
Hence that, I avoid plastic bags when I can, but when it is appropriate I bring used plastic shopping bags so I don't have to keep a cupboard full here at home - and save some money too.
Christmas shopping calls for a Christmas shopping bag, don't you think ? :-)
This one is my latest creation, complete with an open inside pocket, a fabric chain for a carabine hook where you can keep your keys or money purse - or as here, where I have attached a zipper closed pocket which also doubles as a makeup purse.
You can close the shopping bag with a loop and a button if you like.
I have chosen to put the loop from the front and back so it is not so easy to put a hand inside the bag.
The shopping bag is not very big - 15" wide and 14" high, with a 3" bottom.
I am a smallish lady - a huge shopping bag would be uncomfortable to carry around.
If you would like to have one of my patterns, please leave a message on this post, and if you can, post about it on your blog too.
If you don't have a blog, use the envelope under this post and send me a message, and I will add your name to the drawing.
I'll draw 2 names next Monday.
Edit: I will include an English translation if needed, and I have no limits to where I am sending :-)
Your skill in design is to be envied by all. Inside pockets, hooks, and small bags,too, are what we dream of. Your choice of colors is perfect for holiday shopping. Wow is all I can say!
wow such a pretty bag. You make even the most utilitarian things beautiful.ReplyDelete
I don't havde a blog, but my email addy is oleqwilter at aol dot com
thanks for such a great blog full of pretty pictures
I would love to be included in the draw for the absolutely lovely bag.ReplyDelete
Your blog is one of my favorites.
I'd love to have this pattern, Hanne! I don't know if you want to send to the USA, but if so, I'd love to participate in this giveaway!ReplyDelete
Hanne - Please enter me in the drawing. I would really enjoy making up this bag from your pattern!ReplyDelete
What a generous giveaway to offer! As I'm an environmentalist and nature-lover so I'd vote for you if everyone could leave using PETE (=plastic) and all related stuff. Your article so much mean to me!
Thanks for giving an opportunity to enter in your giveaway.
Smiles from chilly Istanbul.
What a beautiful bag, and the little change purse, too. I'd love to be included in your giveaway for the pattern, and I will mention it on my blog.ReplyDelete
I'd love to be in your draw as I try to use cloth bags (when I don't forget to put them in the car) and you can never have too many of them.ReplyDelete
The bag is wonderful ...you have done it again... a perfect bag...and I do agree with you...I don´t like too big bags either......rather have two... ;o)ReplyDelete
I will post on my blog about your wonderful bag...!!! :o)
What a great bag! Great job! I have enough Christmas fabric to make sew many of those!!!!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous bag! I would love to go Christmas shopping with it. Please enter me in your drawing and I will post about your bag later today.ReplyDelete
Great pattern. Love it. And agree that a small bag is better than a big one. I am not that tall either you know LOLReplyDelete
Wow, what a fantastic bag. I'd love to have this pattern. Do you send to Germany ?ReplyDelete
Hanne, Another lovely pattern. Love it.ReplyDelete
Love the bag! What a wonderful giveaway pattern.ReplyDelete
What a great pattern. Thank you for posting this Giveaway.ReplyDelete
Så fint nett, veldig søtt med det lille hjertet, ser du har sydd mange sømmer i hankene så lurt så holder de bedre form en ide jeg tar med meg.ReplyDelete
Ha en fin uke.
I love your Christmas Shopping Bag!ReplyDelete
I would like to have the pattern and also be included in your giveaway. Thank You
Oh Hanne that is so pretty...I love your shopping bag and would love a pattern!! Have a good day, CathyxReplyDelete
Hi Hanne, I would love to win one of your lovely bags! I live in the USA though and not sure you're offering it to us. :) purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) comReplyDelete
I love your Christmas bag!ReplyDelete
I have only made one bag in my quilting career but I use it all the time and can see the benefit of not using all those plastic bags!
What a pretty bag!! I like to use a smaller bag also :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for the giveaway!
kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Nydelig taske du har syet.
Jeg er helt enig med dig - plasticposer skal så vidt muligt undgåes.
I love your X-mas shoppingbag. Everybody should have one. I love the size. Perfect for me too. The little purse could be used to keep used plasticbags in - just to be prepeared for extra shopping. SMILE Please enter me in your drawing.ReplyDelete
Your bag looks wonderfull, I would love to try makin' your pattern.
Thanks for your give-away & smiles from Holland!
Hanne what a lovely bag. So Christmassy looking in those lovely reds. I have a bag fetish with so many patterns but would love to add yours to my collection. Hugs from AustraliaReplyDelete
Love the bag and would love to be in your drawaing. thanks for having it, Blessings and hugs,MarieReplyDelete
Oh my, everyone knows I LOVE bags! Please put my name in for this one!ReplyDelete
I love this bag you have made and its gorgeous little purse. So cute. I am with you on the plastic bag issue. I try and do without them when I can and use our cloth bags here in OZ. Love to go in your draw and will be following your blog now I have discovered it. Have a great day!D. :=)ReplyDelete
I dont use plastic at all.. I have a cloth bag in my handbag at all times, and we use cloth bags all the times at the shops.. I hate plastic bags too!!! when I see teh damage they do to the environment and the amount of resources it takes to make them for us to throw them away, makes me sad..
Please include me in your giveaway...
off her soapbox...
What a gorgeous bag, perfect for shopping. I don't like to use plastic bags either, and I'm often walking around with all the goods piled up in my arms.ReplyDelete
I love your Christmas bag!I don't know how to do bags. My first and only bag was to Linda swap!I would like to have the pattern and also be included in your giveaway. Thank you.ReplyDelete
What a lovely bag! Please include me in your drawing. And such good timing, with the Holidays soon upon us!ReplyDelete
Hi, I'm addicted to bags, and I love this one. Pls pop me in the draw.ReplyDelete
Hi. Your bag are great. Think I realy need one when I'm of for shoping in Trondheim to morrow. Have a great day. HugsReplyDelete
Oh it's gorgeous Hanne ... I'd love to be in the draw!!! Thank you :o)ReplyDelete
Hei. Kjempefin veske. Trekk gjerne meg :)ReplyDelete
The bag you designed is so beautiful. I love it! And what a clever idea for the hook to hold keys or a little purse.ReplyDelete
What a darling bag! I think I would look fantastic sporting your bag for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful bag and so generous of you to be doing the pattern give away;)ReplyDelete
What a lovely pattern that you have created Hanne- I love the small little purse that it attached to it.ReplyDelete
I would love to enter your giveaway. What a nice thing to do.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
What a gorgeous bag you have created! Count me in (& I'll put a link on the sidebar of my our blog)
Threads of Friendship
Hanne, you have another great pattern. Please add my name to the drawing.ReplyDelete
I love, love, love your bag. I would love to win one of your patterns.ReplyDelete
Hanne. I love your bag. You surely do accomplish a lot. Please add my name to your drawing.ReplyDelete
Love your bag pattern -- great colours.. would love to share it with my quilt group if I was lucky... ChristineReplyDelete
how special, I really like that one.ReplyDelete
Veldig julete og passe stor veske!HmmmmReplyDelete
Please enter me in the draw. I would really enjoy making up this bag from your pattern great idea a bag for purchasing christmas presentsReplyDelete
Wat a lovely bag! I hope i'll win!ReplyDelete
This bag is sweet. Love it!ReplyDelete
Dette var ei kjempe fine veske - du er SÅ flinke
Eg vil så gjerne vere med på din trekning
Smil fra monika
beautiful bag, I love your fabric choices.ReplyDelete
I am trying to bring a canvas bag everywhere I go now
would prefer a pretty bag like this though!
thanks for a great giveaway
I like your bag, I don´t like shopping with plastic bags too. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hello Hanne :),ReplyDelete
and me too - I don´t like plastic bags!!!!I found your blog by Abyquilt. You have a great blog and your bag pattern is very cute.
Have a great day and greeting from Germany.
I read your blog regularly and admire all that you do. I'd love to have a chance to win your bag pattern.ReplyDelete
Hello Hanne, love to be in the draw for the lovely Christmas Bag.Regards LynReplyDelete
Beautiful bag! I zoomed in on the photo, such detail. My gifts this year to my family are "Go Green Shopping Bags". A great way to bust your stash and to save the environment. I also hate plastic bags.ReplyDelete
what a cute bag. Iw ould love to put my christmasshopping in...;-))ReplyDelete
I love bags and I love give aways. So please count my in .ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the drawing as I would love to win your bag pattern. Your Christmas bag is so pretty. Rita E in AZReplyDelete
I love to read your Blog; it's on top of my favorite list.
Yesterday I met my future daughter in law, Beibei. She is Chinese and has been living in the Netherlands for 8 years now. She is so sweet, I am so thankful that my son found her. Now I would like to sew her a Christmas bag and yours is so beautiful. Perhaps the pattern is coming my way.............
Frequently I read your blog. I like your designs. Can you send to Spain? Thanks.ReplyDelete
beautiful bag, very useful.
I put the logo on my blog
bEAUTIFUL! Love the little heart - what a wonderful touch!ReplyDelete
Kjempeflott veske du har sydd. Du er kreativ. Ha ei fin og kreativ veke.ReplyDelete
Your purse is lovely! I thinking making bags is one of my most favorite things to do.ReplyDelete
what a pretty shopping bag. I'd love to win one of your patterns.ReplyDelete
Enjoy reading your blog too!
I would love to win your pattern. I am also a short person and big bags weigh me down:) thanks for sharing:)ReplyDelete
Oh, what a beautyful bag! I hope, I win the Pattern. Greating from Germany, AnnifeeReplyDelete
Love your bag! Great giveaway! I would love the pattern!ReplyDelete
Have a Blessed day,
That is a darling bag. I will be happy to reference it when I update my blog later today. I think my girls (I have 4) would love for me to make bags like this for them. :-) Here's hoping that we win!ReplyDelete
Love your blog!
Congratulations!!! What a wonderful pattern, and what a wonderful amount of comments...OMG! I've mentioned you in my latest post, so I hope I'm in the drawing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your generous heart. I am going to make some bags for the store, and would love to make them from your pattern.ReplyDelete
sign me up! I love the pattern for the beautiful bag. thanks for the inspirationReplyDelete
I also don't like plastic bags and rather prefere two small bags instead of one large one.ReplyDelete
You have made a beautiful Christmas bag and I would love to take part in the drawing. It is generous of you to share the pattern with one of us, the lucky one who ever it might be :-). I will be posting later today in my blog about your give away.
Thanks for the inspiration.
I would also like to try to get the gifeaway and leave a message from germany TanjaReplyDelete
It's so exciting to see you are creating your own pattern company! Congratulations and much success!ReplyDelete
Hanne, the bag is just beautiful and very festive ! You must let us know where your patterns will be available, thanksReplyDelete
Heather in FL
Gratulerer med enda et mønster!!Veldig fin handleveske, Hanne!! Og med mange smarte detaljer også, både inni og utenpå. Det liker jeg :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations - I really like your new bag pattern. I will post about your giveaway in my blog, so I hope I'm in the drawing.ReplyDelete
Fin veske! Fikk sett den på quiltelagsmøte på NBQL i kveld, da Quilte.net var på besøk der...ReplyDelete
What a wonderful bag, Hanne! Please enter me in your drawing... thanks!!ReplyDelete
Hanne! put me in the draw for your christmas bag pattern giveaway please. It is just ideal for shopping.ReplyDelete
Hei, jeg vil gjerne være med i trekningen, denne veska er bare lekker.ReplyDelete
Dear Hanne, your bag ist beautiful. I also hate plastic bags and are always looking for new inspirations regarding bags. I would like to get your pattern and will post it in my blog. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
Best wishes from Germany
Hei Hanne. Fantastisk flott mønster. Flott og sy til seg selv og flott og gi bort til veninner i gave:-)ReplyDelete
This is a fantastic bag and a wonderful giveaway-pattern.ReplyDelete
Flott veske! Eg likar heller ikkje plastnett, såei slik hadde vore fin å ha.ReplyDelete
en herlige vesker! Ja helt enig med deg at plastposer ikke er tingen, men derimot en slik..:)
Ha en fortsatt vakker dag:)
Hanne, this bag is beautiful and what a great idea to have the change purse attached! Our family is trying to get better at bringing cloth shopping bags to buy groceries and to shop (my son actually started it). This would be a great addition. Please add me to the list. Thank you for doing this! SuzKReplyDelete
I don't like plastic shopping bags either and I ALWAYS bring my own bags. The ones I have at the moment is getting a bit tattered so I guess I could do with a new one... and with one of your lovely pattern I don't have an excuse to put of sewing a new one any longer...ReplyDelete
Går det an å ha 92 kommentarer på et innlegg, utrolig bra. Ihvertfall hjertelig velkommen til Trondheim. Håper vi sees etter konserten. Sølvi vet hvor vi skal treffes etterpå.ReplyDelete
I like it!! And congratulations for your blog, It's just wonderful!! Best regards!ReplyDelete
Hi Hanne, I recently added your blog to the blogs I watch - your quilting and ideas are wonderful! I'll mention your giveaway on my blog tomorrow! Cheers!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! Real better than plastic..ReplyDelete
Love it, thanks.ReplyDelete
Please count me in for the drawing. I'm new to your blog love finding these crafty blogs such as yours. I learn from them. Your bag is pretty and could be used for many things. Thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyDelete
Please enter my name in your drawing since I also hate plastic bags. I can see myself walking around the Christmas markets with such a stylish bag...first i have to win it ..LOL
Crossing my fingers, Liz
Kjempefint mønster på veska - Heldig den som blir trukket ut. Ha en riktig god helg.ReplyDelete
very nice bag. Just found your blog.ReplyDelete
Yep a pattern for these bags would be great...and a bag too.
What a shame that I missed the draw =(. The shopping bag is just gorgeous. I haven't quilted anything but I certainly would like to try to make a bag like this.ReplyDelete
Hanne, I almost missed this! It's beautiful - you're so incredibly talented.ReplyDelete
Flott veske - jeg er gjerne med i trekningen!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I´d love to win a pattern! thanksReplyDelete
Hei. Slenger meg på overalt der det er noe å vinne,lever stadig i håpet at en dag er det min tur.ReplyDelete
Så masse fint du lager. Her kommer jeg gjerne tilbake for en titt.
Ha ei fin helg.
Your Christmas Bag is so delightful!!! I would love to make one!!! And why stop at Christmas Shopping??? Why not make one for everyday purchases??? Other holidays??? I would be honored to try and make one for all occasions!!! I don't have a blog, but I have an e-mail address!!!ReplyDelete
That bag is absolutely gorgeous....I'd be the envy of shoppers sporting that!ReplyDelete
This is wonderful, Hanne! Perfect for that Xmas shopping - or to bring pressies around :o)ReplyDelete
Do I recognise some of those fabrics?
Congratulations on getting another pattern "out there"!
Wow, that bag is beautiful! Please enter me for your giveaway.ReplyDelete
Støtter deg i kampen mot plasposene, et nydelig alternativ!!ReplyDelete
OMG Hanne so may comment.........you have done well with your design........ReplyDelete
please include my name.ReplyDelete
Kjempefin veske. Vil gjerne være med i trekninga.ReplyDelete
Tipset kom fra venninne/kollega Sølvi.
Hilsen Vera Tagseth
what a very nice bag, and what a wonderfull idea to give tha patern away. You are a very special and talented lady.ReplyDelete
Nydelig veske! Vil gjerne gjøre julehandel med en slik, så vil gjerne være med i trekningen :)ReplyDelete
A perfect holiday shopping bag!ReplyDelete
I would love to be in the draw!
I love the holiday shopping bag! So pretty.ReplyDelete
it is a really pretty bag. I'd love making it.ReplyDelete
I came from May Britt's blog, to see the pretty picture! What a lovely tote!ReplyDelete
I'd be happy to give it a home :)
Lovely Christmas bag! Please enter me in the drawing - Thanks!
Tine, Copenhagen DK
The bag is very cute Hanne. I don't like plastic bags either but I tend to buy the reusable ones from the stores rather than make my own.ReplyDelete
Hei Hanne gratulerer med nok et mønster.ReplyDelete
Mønsteret du har laget er kjempeflott. Jeg så det for noen dager siden, men fikk ikke skrevet om det på bloggen min, mamma blei så innmaridårlig, så jeg har sittet og våket ved hennes seng. I går ettermiddag snudde det og hun er litt bedre nå.
Me encanta tú bolsa. En Costa Rica en muchos supermercados están eliminando las bolsas plásticas, me parece una idea excelente.
Te felicito y gracias!
Mi correo es firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a very pretty pattern. I would love to receive it.ReplyDelete
Hei. Utrolig fin veske ! Tusen takk for at du gir bort mønsteret ! Gleder meg til å få mail :)ReplyDelete