As a tote collector, I am naturally unphased by the new ordinance and am hopeful that more local businesses will step up their efforts to offer cute sturdy bags with interesting designs. As a retailer myself I am also unphased as I have been offering customers various canvas bags for years. This season I have gone a step farther and am offering gift bags made from tshirt scraps. But as a cheap hippy, I am totally disappointed that I may have to buy garbage bags now since I won't be able to reuse the occasional plastic bag I get at the store. All those re-use a bag spots will quickly empty out and at 5cents a pop, people won't be so eager to part with their paper bags.
Which leads me to my first ever give away! In honor (celebration? acknowledgement?)of the bellingham bag ordinance I am giving away this amazing chicken tote to one lucky reader who signs up for my newsletter by the end of the month.
What? a newsletter?
Yes! I am collecting names of those who want to stay in the loop. I will be putting out an occasional email to let you know about upcoming sales and events (including classes), inspiration for your own crafty life and links to the best blog posts. Maybe once a month, probably with the seasons, you will get a friendly note from me in your inbox.