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Monday, September 28, 2009

Handmade Handbag GIVEAWAY

YAY!!!! Giveaways are SO fun!!!!! I am super excited that is is Autumn! I absolutely LOVE Halloween, and pumkin pie!!! And to help spread the cheer, I am very happy to be sponsoring this giveaway on Joey & Aleethea's Blog!!

Joey & Aleethea is one of my most FAVORITE Etsy shops and Sandra (the beauty and brains behind the biz) is doing this wonderful giveaway from her blog with one of my NEWLY designed handmade handbags!! I can't wait to see who gets it!!

Autumn is the perfect time to get a new bag, don't you agree? The weather is changing, the leaves are changing, and so of course you need a new bag to celebrate!! And a FREE bag will make the celebration that much sweeter! Want to win?

Well, you need to stop by Joey & Aleethea this Thursday, October 1st to enter!!!!

Good Luck!!!!!

Reminiscing a little

So as I was browsing my Flickr gallery I came across this bag (the Boho Sling Bag) that I absolutely loved!!! I kinda wish I still had it ;)
But I know it has a VERY good home where it gets lots of love :)
SO, I decided to show off a few of my other favorite bags! These are a couple of my "Gwen Hobo Bags". These are so cute! I have made them with shoulder straps and messenger straps as well. Messenger bags are so great when you are chasing around toddlers!! These are $35 in my shop. The bag to the left is the "Chocolate Scroll" and to the right is the "Geisha Messenger".

Then I had this gorgeous fall bag (which happens to be a cousin of the first bag on top in this post Boho Sling Bag) This one I called the Gypsy Autumn Hobo Bag. This bag and it's cousin were $40. I made them both out of soft corduroy and yummy cotton prints. The Gypsy bag I did not round the corners on like the Boho bag.

Looking at these purses I am inspired to make more beautiful bags!! I may be digging out some of my hard to find fabrics to make some truly unique bags. Keep checking in to see what I have come up with!!

Craft Fair Fun!!!!!

SO Saturday, September 26th I was at my 2nd ever craft fair in Grasonville Maryland. It was at the Island Bay Day celebration at the Chesepeake Bay Environmental Center. I shared a spot with Heather of Cotton Candy. She made the most beautiful Tutus, flower hair clips, and headbands. We had a lot of fun together! The day was pretty cloudy and we eventually got rained out :(

But it was good practice for me for setting up and figuring out how to display my items. I am looking forward to doing some more craft fairs in the coming months. I will let you know more about these when the time gets closer :)

Here are some photos from our fun day!!
The photo of our booth while we were getting all set up, and some of my new items. The T-shirts I appliqued using images that my 6 year old and 12 year old daughter drew up for me. They were very into Halloween drawing monsters, ghosts and pumkins! Visit my Etsy shop to see these shirts up close :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

DIY Halloween fun

Yes, it is almost that time again! One of my very favorite holidays is Halloween! We always have so much fun trying to decide what everyone is going to dress up as. Then we dig through our goodies and see what kind of very cool costumes we can come up with.

This year so far my oldest daughter is going to be a fairy. How fun!! She made her very own tutu last night and this morning she made her fairy wings. They are not totally done but she dressed up for me anyway so I could grab a few pictures :)

Here is the tutorial for the fairy wings. Very informative and not too hard ;)

I love it that my kids are super creative. I am one proud mama!!
Coming soon... 2 little pirates... ARRRRGGGGG