Hobbies & Handbags
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My first craft show --held at a store in Bayville. It was the first
truly beautiful day of the season (weatherwise) so our "traffic" was very light.
My bags were displayed on a basket rack, a folding screen, and a table.
My friend Genny taking orders for her ceramics.
Jeanne's table runner and hexagonal placemats:
Anastasia's tote bag
Cathy's handbag and change purse
Another bag in the same style
A new style for me: the Lynn Bag (also called an X-Bag)
I quilted this pinwheel bag in mottled red on a green-with-watermelons
A recent creation: a table runner and set of placemats quilted for Leila and Tom
Some new additions...followed by a "history" of Bags by Marcia
Shalan's Market Tote
Marcia's Market Tote, being used as a gym tote
Marcia's Quilting Tote, for carrying projects to quilt class
Red Star Quilted Tote, "available"
Suzie's bag, very similar to Jane's
Colorful duffle bag
Pockets on each end for books, tickets, etc.
Tater Bags: For microwaving potatoes
And now the "history"...
Marcia's first attempt at making a Vera Bradley-style handbag, this one in Red Hats colors.
The Red Hat Bag
The interior of the bag--plenty of pockets. There are also pockets on the outside for cell phone, etc..
Designing a handbag: The fun is selecting the colors/fabrics, then deciding how to quilt the pieces together.
The Patricia Bag: This handbag was made for a Red Hats gift.
Interior of the Patricia Bag
The Jeanne Bag: John participated in the selection of colors/fabrics for this bag, his sister Jeanne's Christmas gift.
Interior of Jeanne's bag
Jeanne's initials (freestyle)
The Tammy Bag: Tammy's bag, showing her initials in lower left corner
Tammy's bag with glasses case
Interior of Tammy's bag
The Shalan Bag: Shalan's bag with change purse
The Jane Bag: Jane's purse, large tote-size, really pretty fabric!
The Batik Bag: I made this for myself
The batik fabric lent itself to having a different color on each side
The Debbie Bag: This purse, eyeglass case and wallet were made for Debbie. The fabric did not come prequilted, so I quilted it along the lines of the design.
Showing the wallet open
Debbie's initials. You can also see the unusual grosgrain ribbon, turquoise with brown edging.
The Adrienne Bag: Shalan's Mom, Bunny, celebrated her 50th b-day...I made this bag for her
The Doris Bag: for John's Aunt Doris, a lovely "soft" pastel pattern
The Africa Bag: This animal print bag was made for myself! Love the brown and black combination!
The Andrea Bag: This print coordinates well with beige, brown and black. It is the same style and size as the Doris Bag.
The Christmas Bag: The ribbon on this purse can be removed for a different look (e.g., purple) or left off entirely
I made a couple of smaller bags with leftover fabric, experimenting with hipster and other styles
I bought these fabrics because I loved them...taking requests!
Note that they are two-sided pre-qulted fabrics, so either side can be on the outside of the bag.
Wild animals on one side, leopard on the other
Hot air balloons and clouds
Parrots and brightly colored hybiscus
Here is a bottle of our wine (see pictures of winemaking) along with two quilted wine bottle carriers I made.
Some more wine carriers, single-bottle size and double-bottle size
A quilted table runner to coordinate with the colors in our dining room
Preparing to make a lap quilt
A Lap Quilt
A Red Hats pillow to coordinate with the quilt
Pete, Shalan and I made cushions for their window seat.
This is an end pillow, my first experiment with free-style quilting
Marcia's first Diaper Cake -- this one for Kim's son Jake
Diaper cake in the making -- no edible ingredients
Tric's daughter Ivy's diaper cake, with a Kasey Kahne race theme
Anmarie's daughter Mackenzie's diaper cake