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Old 07-16-2008, 11:04 AM   #121
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LOL, yeah that is a plus!
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #122
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I've used a Nalgene bottle for years, but am switching to stainless steel. I like patterns on the Sigg bottles, but these are cheaper and I like the message.
http://www.projectearthh2o.com/products.htm
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:43 PM   #123
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I love my ridiculous collection of Sigg bottles. (Yeah... do I need 4 of them?) If you are looking for something from Sigg, though, you need to find them online fast or at a store. Sigg has stopped supplying most internet retailers because their demand is so high, they can't keep up right now.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:41 PM   #124
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Yeah, I saw that. I can always get one of those later.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:32 AM   #125
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sooo... I Craig's Listed all my wrapping paper recently. It was the only thing that was going to force my hand in getting rid of single use packaging. I had bought a bunch of fabric last year after christmas to make bags for this year. I haven't started on any of that fabric yet but I have some gifts that I am giving soon so I started playing the last few weeks. They are currently really simple, reversible bags but they MAY get more complex once I can actually sew a straight line. So here's the first set... The "nerds rock" fabric is my favorite, and as luck would have it, some of the gifts are for supah geeks!

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Oh yeah! That is really neat. I saw some fabric gift bags at Wal Mart awhile back, but I mean, who wants to buy from them??? I'll make some. THANK YOU for the great idea!!
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Fabric bags for gift bags. I never would have thought about that! That's a good idea and those are really cool! Nice that they can use them again for something.

I was also looking at some fun reusable bags that would make nice gift bags..sort of a gift within a gift!

http://www.bangalla.com/grocerybagsn...FQwxiQodNwKekg
http://www.reusablebags.com/store/sh...es-c-2_41.html

BTW - I know you can get those cheaper ones, but these are prettier for the gift bag idea.
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Fabric bags for gift bags. I never would have thought about that! That's a good idea and those are really cool! Nice that they can use them again for something.

I was also looking at some fun reusable bags that would make nice gift bags..sort of a gift within a gift!

http://www.bangalla.com/grocerybagsn...FQwxiQodNwKekg
http://www.reusablebags.com/store/sh...es-c-2_41.html

BTW - I know you can get those cheaper ones, but these are prettier for the gift bag idea.

Yeah I love those for gift bags too but I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on them I don't think... well for some gifts I could I suppose. I have used the Chico bags as gift bags too. They don't look as pretty but everybody who has gotten them has absolutely loved them. It makes me a little giddy that they actually "get it" too.
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sooo... I Craig's Listed all my wrapping paper recently. It was the only thing that was going to force my hand in getting rid of single use packaging. I had bought a bunch of fabric last year after christmas to make bags for this year. I haven't started on any of that fabric yet but I have some gifts that I am giving soon so I started playing the last few weeks. They are currently really simple, reversible bags but they MAY get more complex once I can actually sew a straight line. So here's the first set... The "nerds rock" fabric is my favorite, and as luck would have it, some of the gifts are for supah geeks!

Love your bags... Did you have a pattern for them or did you just wing it?

I have a fine collection of paper gift bags that I save and re-use. My friends and I joke about who will get "the striped bag" next. I find them at thrift stores a lot, too. I've also taken to decorating and re-using coffee cans and other cylindrical containers with beads or ribbons and giving gifts in those... it's fun, crafty, and thoughtful. It's fun to find old tins or boxes at thrift stores or yard sales, clean them up, and use them to wrap, as well.
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This pattern happened to be on my iGoogle page one day and I used it as the springboard to finally get started doing the bags. I have played with it a bit to move the draw string down a little further on the ones that have the little cuff. i have other patterns, just need to get them out and play with them.

http://www.wikihow.com/Sew-a-Reversible-Bag
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