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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Friday, March 12, 2010

26 February 2010 journal page

Tiny Book Auction to benefit Haiti!

Get ready for St Patrick's Day with Wild Shamrock Badges!


Liberty of London TAPE? oh crap, I didn't know I needed this stuff...Where to buy???

While I love Lisa Kogan, I begrudgingly returned her book to Barnes and Noble as I didn't realize when I bought it that the stories had already been printed in Oprah magazine.


Seven foods so unsafe even farmers won't eat them.


Has anyone tried the Debbie Meyer Green Bags out of curiosity?

Does anyone know of a tutorial for making your own bags to hold produce at the grocery store? I am tired of the plastic bags.
I already have canvas bags that I tote with me to and from the stores. I want thin bags that I can put my fresh produce in instead of having them roll around on the windex sprayed conveyor belt. ;)

15 comments:

file under misc. said...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Me-Produce-Bags/

i use these all the time!

Mouseybrat said...

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/Make-Reusable-Produce-Bags.aspx

Viki said...

first what is it about models and odd postures?
2nd. I have a friend who sews cotton bags to put her produce in. some may have drawstrings, but not all do....she uses them over and over and over...you get the idea. I'm sure the local store thought it was odd at first but when she shopped at whole foods they thought it was fantastic.

Lori W said...

What about the old net bags people used to always carry to the grocery for produce? I know they are still around in Europe. And - lay off the tape! did you see that there are 5 patterns? Two of them with pink? and you can buy them right off that site. AAAAAAAAAA

Bobbi said...

I love your blog, found it recently. For produce bags, my friend sells them. allgreenthings.com or her store in Woodland Hills.

The Journal Challenge said...

I know a good fabric shopping bag. Look up Morsbags. They are great.
By the way: You make wonderful journal pages and posts.
Thank you for that.

lisa_crofts said...

hi kelly
not sure about making your own but i found a whole heap of this kind of thing in etsy when i was looking here is a link to a simple search i did.
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=produce+bags&search_type=handmade&ref=auto
cheers lisa

Kara said...

want to swap? I've been using the net bags that onions come in and sewing fabric to the bottoms to make them more fun and sturdy and adding ribbon to make them recloseable...also, the BH Sunday Farmers' Market has reuseable produce bags for a very reasonable price, I bought a set, now plan to decorate them a bit...

Sandy said...

I love the page. I'm not sure on the tape but I know Target is going to carrying some Liberty of London items soon.

MJ said...

This is pretty cool: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/07/craft_leftovers_lainies_tote_c.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954

Or a WHOLE bunch on this one:

http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/patterns-for-reusable-grocery-sacks

Shoshanah said...

i'd kill for that tape!!! i have some of their fabric (unless i'm lying and it is actually a different designer) and it is expensive, too (but i love it). let me know if you figure it out -- i can't believe they want roughly $37 to ship tape!

Anonymous said...

Debbie Meyer green bags and boxes are the greatest invention ever. I have them all. If you put berries in them or veggies, they will stay fresh for days or a week longer than normal. It's great for leaf lettuce and berries especially, things that go bad in a couple days. Now you can keep them for at least a week, no problem. I put my baby tomatos in them too and they stay useable for a couple weeks and don't get all wrinkly. Buy them. They are wonderful and will save you money.

Heather said...

I've used the Debbie Meyer bags for a couple of years now... each bag lasts about 6 months, and I swear, they really do work.

martha brown said...

That Liberty tape is fabulous! Too spendy for shipping though. I love the idea of re-using onion bags for produce. I'm going to try to make some from netting too.... I'm on Spring Break -- I'm going to be the sewing Queen. If I ever get started. I'm also the procrastination Queen....

martha brown said...

I think that I eat all of those killer foods. My daughter tries to stop me.....