Posts Tagged ‘handmade purses’

Three Bags Up at BFZ!

July 7, 2009

Yes, come one, come all.  There are three bags up for auction at Bags For Zaza this week.  We’ve been on summer holidays for a bit, but we’re back up and running, well, sewing.  There is something for everyone this week!  All the proceeds of this eco-friendly fundraiser go toward the adoption of our little Zaza from Colombia.  We have been impatiently waiting for her for over 2 1/2 years now, but with each day that passes, we’re one day closer to hugging and kissing her.

Without further ado, may I present THE BAGS:

#1 is a saucy little lavender number for a little girl or a lady who likes to pretend she’s a little girl.

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#2 is a more sophisticated carrier bag that is fashioned after a “birding bag” with lots of pockets and a handy shoulder strap.

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#3 is a handbag in the stylish colors of black & white with a splash of lime green thrown in there too.

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So, if you please, go have a look at WAY more photos of each bag, make a bid or two, and PLEASE tell a few folks about our cause.  We are nearing the end of our wait… the thus our sewing time too, unfortunately.  THANKS SO MUCH!

A Bag for Zaza!!!

June 12, 2009


My mother made this beautiful handbag to be auctioned for our adoption of Zaza, our little Colombian princess…. who is still in Colombia waiting for us to come and get her.

To bid on the bag please go to:

To read our adoption news, please go to:

Yes, we’ve been on a sewing sabbatical, but we are slowly getting back in the swing of things.  Please keep checking back at Bags 4 Zaza for more beautiful creations.

Jennie is Back….

April 23, 2009

After a long week in bed, my sister-in-law Jennie is back in the land of the living!  Hooray!  There are three bags posted on for your bidding pleasure.  All proceeds go toward the adoption of our little Zaza from Colombia.


And another sneak peak…..


Thanks for your support!

Wacky Wednesday

April 15, 2009

Today is the first of hopefully many more Wacky Wednesdays at  At 8:00 p.m. tonight there are several items being sold…. to the first lucky person to leave a message saying “Mine!” and their name.  The prices are set and postage is included.  There will be bags and other new items never before seen on Bags for Zaza.  I haven’t even seen them, and Jennie wouldn’t send me pictures…. so I’m waiting like the rest of you.  We will still have the “normal” carrier bags for auction soon.  Never fear, we just got bogged down with life momentarily.

Thanks again, you wonderful people, for supporting our adoption of Zaza from Colombia.  It has been over 14 months since we were approved and have been awaiting our referral call.  Bags for Zaza has been a tremendous success in raising funds to bring Zaza home.  Thanks for checking it out, telling others, bidding, leaving comments and for loving us.  You’re the BEST!

Don’t have the latest lavender Giraffe Bag?

March 20, 2009


Bags for Zaza is here for you.  This beauty is up for auction until Monday morning.

Help bring Zaza home and sport a one of a kind silk and velvet giraffe purse.  Honest, you’ll be a trend setter.  No one else has caught onto the lavender giraffe look yet.  YOU can be the first!

Bags for Zaza … Check ’em out!

March 4, 2009


I haven’t heard a total from my sister-in-law in a few months, but my guess is the Bags For Zaza is nearing $4,500!  That is so awesome, thanks to YOU!  Our little Zaza will be home soon thanks to bidders, commenters, tellers-of-friends, etc.  There are two bags this week: one a dingle-ball hot pink number and one  zig-zag blue and brown wonder.


The auctions end on Saturday, so you have plenty of time to bid and tell your friends.  :o)

Bags for Zaza is Showing Off

February 11, 2009

There are two beautiful bags this week… ending on Valentine’s Day.  This would be a good blog to forward to your husband if you like these bags! 


My mom made the first one and my sister-in-law, Jennie, made the next one.  Doggone-it!  I can’t get Jennie’s picture to load.  Well, go see it in real time here:  All proceeds go to bring our little Colombian home to her forever family.  By the way, we have officially been working on this for 2 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 2 days.  Whew.

New Bags are Up for Auction

January 20, 2009


Two newbies needing homes.

Check ’em out.  Bid and help bring Zaza home!

Adoption rocks!

The BAGS are BACK!

January 12, 2009


After of month vacation from the sewing machines, the Bags for Zaza seamstresses are back in action whipping up designer delights for your viewing, bidding and wearing pleasure!  Just a little reminder, the bags are eco-friendly, made from donations or purchases from second-hand stores.  It’s truly remarkable the treasures that can be made from pre-loved fabrics.  Each bag is unique and original.  There will never be another exactly like it.  So if you like something you see, bid now, or you’ll miss out.


Bags for Zaza is an adoption fundraiser started by my sister-in-law, Jennie.  Her and her husband are also in the process of adopting three children that have been in their family for over 7 years (I think!).  We are adopting a little girl from Colombia and Jennie had it on her heart to start some kind of fundraiser to help with our international adoption expenses.  It has truly been a blessing to all involved!  Bags for Zaza has raised over $4500 and is still sewing!  About 96% of the money raised is for Zaza’s adoption; the remainder is spent on thread and sewing needles.

We are in month number 12 of waiting for our referral call.  Over the Christmas holidays, we updated our homestudy raising the age of the child from 3-4 years to 3-6 years.  We never considered that our children would also be growing older as we waited!  Duh!  We’re hoping this speeds up our waiting time.

2009 is Zaza’s year to come home!

Become a part of adoption, bid on a bag:

Ladybugs, Kisses & Hugs!

November 25, 2008


Who wouldn’t want ladybugs and kisses-n-hugs on Thanksgiving???  Please check out and bid on a bag and help bring out little Zaza home from Colombia!  Thanks!  You’re the bomb, baby.