Feb 2016 Handbag of the Month Contest

Feb HOM collage


to Josee Carrier of Montreal, Canada

Her trim & tailored Uptown Saddlebag was the winner of our January Handbag of the Month!

Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“!

But it’s time to reset for a brand new month! You’re in for a real treat this month because we have an amazing group of EIGHT incredible bags for you to choose from!

So…Whenever you’re ready…Just scroll down to check them out!

poll670poll670cpoll670b                                        Here’s another gorgeous Quattro and since its covered with butterflies, it must have been created by Cheryl Maass of Goodyear, AZ.
poll671poll671bpoll671c                                                                                                    And isn’t this Triple Play absolutely spectacular? It was created by Diane Rhodes of Monroeville, PA. This stained-glasslike fabric is set off beautifully with Cuddle Suede at the bottom! Diane said it was her favorite Triple Play yet!
poll672poll672bpoll672cSandy Kiester of Kansas received her Gadabout pattern as a gift from a friend and she proceeded to make her bag out of fabric in her stash. Sandy said that the applique design is from Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs.
poll674poll674bPamela Clayton of Johannesburg, S.Africa created this impressive Quattro from an ethnic material called Shweshwe.
poll675poll675cpoll675bAnd I’m thinking you can probably surmise that Shirley Allen of NJ created this delightful Quattro in order to enter it in the Road 2 California handbag contest. I love how Shirley used various elements in the fabric as appliques and how do you like the scissor zipper pull she place on the back?
Colorful and coordinated, this Guardian was created by Linda Socia of Los Angeles, Ca for her granddaughter who is a trail guide at a local horse stable. The Laurel Burch fabric was the perfect choice, no?
poll676poll676cpoll676bButterflies on a Quattro? You know by now it has to be Cheryl Maass, right. I honestly didn’t know there was this much butterfly-motif fabric out there and it’s ALL so beautiful!
poll681And it seems that Laurel Burch is well represented in this contest and stunningly so in this Wrapsody created by Marj Durling of Granville, NY.

So…there you have it!


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2 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. Love seeing all the fabious handbags & how they are made. There are some real winners here. shirley

  2. Wow, the bags being made lately are done so well. How do you choose. The cloth choices are marvelous too. It’s getting tougher to be a voter!