November 2017 Handbag of the Month


in October we broke from tradition (due to the fact that I was hardly home last month) and ran a completely different (and less labor intensive) kind of contest to see which of my twelve favorite bags was YOUR favorite!

Click HERE to see a photo of Suzie Tate’s beautiful bag, which turned out to be YOUR “Favorite of MY Favorites” and then scroll down because it’s time to go back to our normal format and a brand new Handbag of the Month contest for November!

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

Let’s kick the month off with this jewel-tone Flaptastic Bag created by Leslie Bowers of Maryville, TN. Leslie said it went together easy and she can’t wait to show it off!

Dawn D. says she absolutely LOVES how her HipBag Hybrid turned out! She did a fantastic job fussy-cutting the front flap area and she even made two adorable little zipper pouches with the scraps! Dawn says its the perfect size for quilt retreats and shows!
And Mary Warman of nearby Clemmons, NC made this fit & trim Guardian by request for her niece who wanted a concealed carry bag along with an organizing purse insert, in this case, the Porta-Pockets Purse Insert.

And I love the fabrications that Arlene Thayer chose for her Flaptastic Bag. Those poppies look real enough to pick!
Arlene said that this bag is a great size for her and will hold everything she needs for everyday usage!

And this delightful Guardian in floral was also created by Leslie Bowers. I love the “surprise” green interior! 🙂
And Shirley Allen said she was anxious to try our newest bag pattern, the Flaptastic Bag! She used fabric from the same collection as we did, but in a purple colorway. Her fussy-cutting was pretty great as well!  🙂

And this gorgeous Guardian was made by Katie Mendoza of Denver, CO. Katie said she started making StudioKat bags to showcase her weaving (which is exceptional, no?) She used vinyl for the sides, bottom & strap and uses the secret storage area for her passport and wallet!
And finally, here’s Diane Rhodes‘ version of our Festival Pocket Belt. Diane says she loves wearing this belt mainly because she always can locate her phone and she loves going about her business handsfree!

So…there you have it!

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  1. I can’t pick just one! There is something special about every one of them. This is as hard as the final Jeopardy question! 🙂