Good Morning! I'm stopping in quickly today to show a sneak peek at something new I'm working on. This little preview is mostly for those that will be popping over from the Farmers' Market newsletter later on. I will be introducing my new Food Sacks this Sunday at the market - so stop on by and see what they're all about!
:: If you're a bulk bin shopper at the natural food store, these are for you! They would work well for produce also. These bags are designed to replace the throwaway plastic or paper bags that are available at the market, to bring your food home in. (I then put all of my food into glass jars once I'm home.)
:: They will be sold in bundles of 4 - two large and two medium.
:: I should have four different colorways to choose from - I'm drawn to tiny floral prints for these, reminiscent of vintage feedsacks.
:: They are strong! Sewn with French Seams for durability.
::There is a handy 100% linen patch (with raw edges because I love that!) sewn securely onto the front - the idea is to use a washable (think crayola if you have children) marker to write your item and PLU #... maybe you'll keep "oats" on your bag forever... maybe just a few times and then you'll need to stock up on barley. You can cross off the "oats" info and add barley and it's PLU #. Make sense? The best part, you can just rinse the labels with a little warm soapy water in the kitchen sink the night before you go shopping if you want FRESH labels all around... they'll be dry and ready to go by morning. If you are always buying oats, the pleasure of not having to waste a new twist tie/label each time you shop and the ease of simply filling your (labeled several trips ago...) bag and tossing it in the carriage while trying to keep the kiddos from pulling jars of jam off the shelves... well, those little linen squares are worth their weight in gold.
:: The closure - I deliberately opted to not use a drawstring because if you're not filling the bag, all that unused space might feel a little floppy and grains could spill out easily. That's always been the drawback (for me) of a draw string bag. Instead, each bag comes with a high quality elastic (brand new fabric covered hair elastic... these little elastics are a brilliant design, I use them for many things) so you can quickly tie it at the top for full bags, or fold the bag neck down (as pictured above) and tie it closely to the food within for partially filled bags. This keeps everything nice and snug. When the bag is not in use, throw the elastic inside so you always know where it is!
:: Please, please, please excuse my messy handwriting example in these photos... yours will look much nicer, I promise.
:: Oh! They are indeed machine washable too, when you feel the need.
For regular blog visitors... I'll have these sets available next week in the shop if you're interested. I will post better pictures then too, these don't really do these yummy bags justice, I'm in a bit of a rush today...
Now, I'm off to close the comments on the last post and announce the TWO winners! Seriously, how much fun was it to host a giveaway for Amanda's new book? And that question I asked you all in order to be entered? That was so off the cuff! I had no idea I was going to ask that until I typed it and then as your answers started rolling in I was overwhelmed by what a beautiful topic it turned out to be. If only I had you each submit a photo along with your words, can you imagine what a book that would make?