Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bag Lady

In my previous post I mentioned that I have an apron fetish. 
I also have a bag fetish.  Not purse, but bag. 
A few months ago Lynn at Ramblin' Southern Woman posted the cutest bag ever.  It was made of placemats!  And I thought "I can do that". 
Since then I've made seven of those placemat bags.
Here are four of them.  The others have already found new homes.
These are going to be given to my girls when we take our family vacation this weekend to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. 
Except for the wine one. 
That one is mine!  Because I love wine!

Placemat Bags
 I plan on making one more of these (or two, or three, or four...) for our Church Silent Auction.
Can't you just see a Fall Themed Placemat Bag filled with yummy goodies or baking supplies?  I can!

19 comments:

Rita said...

Gosh these are cute! I love bags, too...all kinds. Have to keep myself from buying any because there are only so many I can actually use--LOL! That's a great idea to make them as gifts and donations. Perfect solution to a bag fetish. ;)

Toriz said...

Sounds like a fantastic idea. It would be fantastic with a Wintery one filled with holiday goodies too, I bet! :)

Texas Gal said...

How adorable..I wish I could sew..never could. tried..even took homeec where you gotta sew. I made an apron in the 8th grade that came out okay..but..maybe it was my teacher in highschool LOL She never really tried to help the girls that had never sewn before. Only the ones that knew what they were doing :(

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What cute bags. I'm like you the wine one I would keep too!
Have a great get away weekend!

tmarie said...

I claim the orange stripe one!!!

ChicagoLady said...

Very nicely done, Deanna! About the only things I sew are buttons, hems if absolutely necessary, and I once made a three-legged octopus in Home Ec.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Those are the cutest bags, Deanna! They will make wonderful gifts. Stay cool!

Intense Guy said...

A three-legged octopus? Isn't that a tripus?

And there ain't nothing wrong with being a bag lady when youse got class... and awesome bags!

(You and Lynn would make an awesome team!)

jewelzmomof4 said...

Yes my Mom is bag CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I must say I don't mind at all because I to am bag CRAZY!!!!!! I stole my place mat bag early and used it most of the baseball season and it is perfect and I got so many compliment on it and amazed looks when I say my Mom made it. I am going to be wanting more of these bags.....hint hint.....Thank you Mom for the great bags you make I love them all!!!!

jewelzmomof4 said...

BTW good I am glad you didn't say the flip flop one because I already took it!!!! HEHEHEHEHE

Deanna said...

Thanks for the compliments... I wasn't fishing for any ;) but they sure make me feel good!

Chicagolady.... you really must explain how you came up with a three legged octopus.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I like bags too! They have so many uses. I love the bright colors you have. Great to take on cruises, right? lol

AliceKay said...

Wow, you have some nice bags there. You did a great job on them. :)

I don't sew unless a button falls off or a seam breaks open. My older sister loved to sew, tho. (she's the one who ran her index finger thru a sewing machine needle when we were kids. big time ouch) We had to make skirts in Home-Ec class. :\

Can I be part of your family this weekend? I really, really need a vacation. LOL (have a fun weekend)

Queenie Jeannie said...

So wonderful!!! Love 'em!! I think I need to place a Christmas order with you, lol! That wine one is TOO CUTE!!!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Deanna I didn't know that you loved wine! And those bags are awesome and the wine one is darling!

Travis Erwin said...

You and my wife would get along great.

AliceKay said...

Hoping all is well with the bag lady. *hugs*

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Lynn said...

OMG Punkn those are just so cute I love them!!!! Now I want I want to go make more LOL I am hoping that I get to a town this weekend to buy me some black purse handles so I can make me a smaller bag to carry back and forth to work. I just love yours and thanks so much for sharing them with us. Its always a great feeling to make things and then give them to those you know will enjoy them :o) HUGS!!!!!!