Friday, August 22, 2008


I think I enjoy making bags more than anything.... well lately anyway! These bags were done on a heavy muslin base and put to-gether like crazy patch. I used my embroidery machine to do the motifs.
Some of the bags have parts of recycled bluejeans. I particularly like to use the pockets which gives extra little nooks and crannies to put things.
I have shown you both the front and the back Each bag measures about 12" x 12" with linings which are bright and cheerful with pockets for extras including a cell phone. I have some new ideas brewing which I will divulge later on when I actually get something tangible to show you.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Denim? Did somebody mention denim? Only my favourite 'stuff' to work with!! Oh wow...we DO have lots in common.
Your purses are lovely! I went through a tote bag 'stage' last year and now I'm onto knitting bags and assorted geehaws to go with them. Recycled denim for the most part.

crooked heart art~tabby said...

oh miss maggie miss maggie!
these are wonderful!!
love the orange and purple one the asian ones and the cat one- did i mention these are wonderful!! VBG
i swear you have magic coming from your finger tips :)
hope you are enjoying your day

Phyl said...

Wow!Now I see what you've been so busy doing!What ingeneous and gorgeous purses!Love your colors & little embroidered additions also!

Maggie R said...

Hi Magpie,
Thanks for stopping by.... Glad you like my bags..... they are always fun to make....Yes Denim is really nice to work with.... I have lots to choose from here as everyone gives me their jeans when they are done with them...LOL
I alos grab any denim when it goes on sale... Dont' want to run out now do I ?!?!?!?!? hee hee
Do come again..

Maggie R said...

Hi Tammy....Thanks for stopping by.... Don't know about the "Magic" but i try!!
When I thought about "magic fingers" I thought about motels we would stay in many many years ago and the beds would have "magic fingers" and you put 25 cents in the slot and got a massage!!! ROTFLMAS!!!!!! Qur kids always thought that was soooooo cool!!!!hahhahaha

Maggie R said...

Hi Phyll...
Surprise, surprise!! Happy you got to see what I have been doing....Thanks a bunch....
Can you tell I love making bags?!?!?!
I want to keep going on them but I really must move on to something else...stay tuned!!!


justthesmallstuff said...

These bags are fabulous. Love all the different themes and designs, colors and textures. To die for!!!

Maggie R said...

Thanks Charleen...Thanks for stopping by..
Glad you like the bags.... LOL
I got your email and will answer later....

Anonymous said...


Love your bags! You're inspiring me to make some bags with the needlefelting pieces I've been doing. I really like your purse straps!

Connie Carrington

Maggie R said...

Hi Connie,
Thanks for dropping in and taking a peek at my work happy you lied the bags.... I think the darned things are addictive....VBG
I would love to see what you do with the needle felted pieces.

Cotton Picker said...

Maggie, you've really put a lot of great work into these bags. Really nice.

Miss 376 said...

ooh, love the Japenese ladies and the cat bags, beautiful

The Demanding Doll said...

Dolls, beads, quilts, paper crafting. What more can a woman ask for other than maybe more time to do it all in? :) Love the beaded trim at the bottom of your bags.

Great story for your doll too.


One Crabapple said...

oh I am in love with your Bag Lady

AND ! I am in love with your bags, Lady !


Maggie R said...

Thanks S.... for popping in to see my work... and leaving such nice comments....I'm blushing again!!
Are we gals suppose to be having so much fun?!?!YES!!!
Now I'm off on my surf board to see what you have been doing

Maggie R said...

Thanks Inga and Miss 376.... knowing you took the time to stop by is very special to me....
Yes the bags I suppose do take time but ai do enjoy making them
Do come again...

Maggie R said...

Hi Melody....
Thanks for popping in to see my work and thanks for your comments....
You are RIGHT!!!!!!! More time is what I need and how do I get it??VBG

Debbi Baker said...

What a wonderful collection of bags!! Boy there sure would be some work in that lot!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love making bags too! (and aprons) Your postcards are so beautiful and your dolls...i cant think of a good enough word ... but I love them!!!!! The one on your blog header is me in a few cart will be full of paper and fabric pieces with maybe an orange cat perched on top....I might have a bird on my head too...I love your blog and glad you came to visit! I'll be back...Melinda

purplepaint said...

Oh these are so cool! I love your blog! Your felting is amazing!