August 17, 2014 at 6:10 am #2945
The fourth “Living Green Festival” in Canberra (Australia) is approaching! It will be held on the 12th October 2014 at Albert Hall
In the first year (2011) I held a stall where I made Morsbags, helped festivalgoers make bags, and handed out Morsbag kits:
Due to other commitments I was not able to have a stall in 2012 or 2013, but I was able to offer Morsbags to be used as volunteer “thank you” bags in 2013, packed full of goodies from sponsors.
This fitted in really well with the spirit of the festival, especially with regards to sustainability and minimising the amount of waste that goes to landfill. You can read about their efforts here: http://www.lgf.org.au/#!green-credentials/c23hy
I am excited to be once again supplying Morsbags to be used as volunteer bags in 2014. I’m making 50-60. I’ve made some progress this weekend:
I’ll update you on my progress, and I hope to get some pictures on the day 🙂August 17, 2014 at 11:44 am #2946
Good work Jen. Splendid idea and such a good way to spread the word. Looking forward to the pictures!August 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm #2948
Thanks so much for telling us about the Living Green Festival, Jenmeister! 😀
Your bags look lovely! And so does the stall the year you were able to have one – I like the co-ordinated table covers and screen behind you. 😀
Good luck with making the rest of the volunteers bags. Do you think you’ll be able to have a stall this time or are they all spoken for/ you don’t have the time? Looking forward to hearing more! 😀August 18, 2014 at 12:52 am #2949
Lovely story Jen. Do you remember when Jen and I did a swap Beattie? It was one of Jen’s lovely bags – a cat going down the stairs and it’s tail was the handle in exchange for your Richard 111 competition entry (King in the Carpark) 😀August 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm #2955
Thanks Krisbaby, Beattie, and Offcuts!
Beattie, I did have a lot of fun choosing fabric for the table covers and screen from my stash… and what a stash I have…. despite my best efforts 😀 I don’t think a stall is going to work out this time, but I’ll be keeping my ears to the ground for an opportunity soon. I’d love to get my hands on a hand crank one day! I reckon it would be great for doing markets.
Offcuts, I have that bag just waiting to accompany on my next stall. It will be a fabulous talking point… with a dash of history 😀
For those of you who missed it, here are the bags Offcuts is talking about:
Cat Morsbag (JenMeister):
King Richard III bag (Beattie)
(Click on Beattie’s pic to see all the “King in the Carpark” entries)August 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm #2958
Super stall and lovely bags Jenmeister! I remember seeing quite a few pics of your bags with handles ingeniously incorporated into the appliqued designs. Fantastic one-off designs! 😀
A hand crank is really useful for doing markets and other situations with no power, or where getting it would be a hassle, like fetes, fairs, sewing in parks, and so on. They’re also a talking point – lots of people get snagged by the machine – they remember turning the handle for their gran/mum/aunty and stop to admire them. There’s a bit of an art to turning the conversation onto what we’re sewing and why – I find that’s the difficult bit!September 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm #3085
Oooo yes – I have just spotted the bag with the tail handle on your Morsbags screen Jen!
I do adore the black cat on the yellow background. Offcuts gave me a special bag that she had made and people always ask about it when I am out. It is such a good talking point.
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