Posts Tagged ‘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. 

www.BagsForZaza.blogspot.com.  THANKS SO MUCH!

One-of-a-Kind Handmade Purse!

June 23, 2009

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This bag is called Mia’s Story after a beautifully illustrated tale of a little girl who lives in a South American village.  All of the Bags for Zaza are hand made of  up-cycled fabrics that have been donated for the cause.  What’s the cause?  The adoption of our little South American princess. 

The straps on the bag have bits and pieces of a remnant for a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt that was pieced by my great grandmother and her sisters.

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Inside the bag is a little Asian surprise… two little men embroidered for your viewing pleasure.  They were once the front of a little Oriental shirt and the red frog closure is still there too!  There are more photos on the Bags for Zaza page.

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To bid on a bag, please go to  www.BagsForZaza.blogspot.com  and help bring an orphan home!  Thanks for looking and for telling others!

A Bag for Zaza!!!

June 12, 2009

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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:  www.BagsForZaza.Blogspot.com.

To read our adoption news, please go to:  www.ZazasMama.wordpress.com.

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 www.BagsForZaza.blogspot.com for your bidding pleasure.  All proceeds go toward the adoption of our little Zaza from Colombia.

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And another sneak peak…..

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Thanks for your support!

Changin’ it up at BFZ

March 17, 2009

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The format for the auctioning of the bags on Bags for Zaza changed!  We now are aiming at having a bag available every single day, instead of down time on Sunday and Monday.  SO, this beautiful tote is up for auction until Wednesday monring, March 18th.  Yes, those plush dots are velvet!  It’s a beauty; I’ve seen it with my own eyeballs.  Enlarge the pictures and take a look here: 

www.BagsForZaza.blogspot.com

In case you’re new here to MSJ, BFZ is a fund raiser for the adoption of our little princess from Colombia.  She was affectionately nicknamed Zaza by her auntie in Canada who started the blog to auction handmade, one of a kind purses and carrier bags. They are all made with donations and upscaled fabrics and is eco-friendly.  We’ve had some astonishing designer donations of fabric samples that are over $100 a yard.  They are so gorgeous! 

Thanks for your support!  I can’t wait to post a picture of Zaza’s little face on here for you to see the little girl you helped come home. 

~Blessings, Linda 

For adoption news:  www.ZazasMama.wordpress.com

For my site:  www.LindaCrosby.com

Bags for Zaza … Check ’em out!

March 4, 2009

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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.

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

www.BagsForZaza.blogspot.com

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! 

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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:  www.BagsForZaza.blogspot.com.  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.

The New Kids on the Block

August 11, 2008

Bags for Zaza, the fundraiser for our adoption, has four new kids up this week, Junie B. Jones, Pudd’nhead Wilson, Caddie Woodlawn and Danny Lynn!  The FIRST REVERSIBLE wonder of a tote bag created by my brilliant sister-in-law, Jennie!!!

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Dellynn, eat your heart out!  Thank you to all the faithful fans, bidders, watchers, linkers and word-of-mouthers.  We are so appreciative of everyone’s support for Zaza.  www.BagsforZaza.blogspot.com

We’re busy this week preparing for school starting.  Larisa starts on Aug. 22 and the boys start on Sept 2, the day after Labor Day, when school is supposed to start.  Remember?  Back in the good ol’ days?  This is my first year teaching homeschool high school, so I’ve been prepping for a while so as not to feel quite so utterly inadequate.  You’d think with a teaching degree I’d have some moxie, but no.  It made me feel even more incompetent reading a recent study that showed homeschooled kids with non-certified moms do BETTER than my kids.  Great!

As I’ve been previewing the topics and objectives for History of the World 1 (HOW1) from www.Konos.com I was elated and jubilant that my Art History class knowledge and text from college are actually going to be useful!  Dust off the expansive volume Art History by Janson.  I never thought I’d be looking in that creaky old book in this lifetime, especially to teach my kids!  If wonders never cease.  Janson has since improved the blue canvas cover of old (of mine!) to this spectacular man wearing an entire king-sized red bed sheet on his noggin.  Impressive.  Especially if you like turbans.  There, my friends, is a knot tying class in the making.

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Oil on panel. The National Gallery, London, UK.

www.LindaCrosby.com

Zaza’s Bags ~ Check ‘Em Out!

July 14, 2008

As you may or may not know, I was at kid’s camp this week having my patience tested by children ages 8 – 12.  It was a rewarding experience, bar none.  <smirk>  I only made one bag ahead of time for the Bags for Zaza adoption auction, so I can almost humbly say, “The bags are AWESOME this week!”  Go check them out here:  www.bagsforzaza.blogspot.com

Chic.  Cool.  Contemporary.  And laptops fit in these beauties.  The top distressed denim bag was a source of releasing frustrations for my sister-in-law as she razor cut, bleached, sanded and randomly sewed this uber-cool bag.  My cutie-pie niece is modelling the Fox and Hound bag above.  This one is designed for the modern woman of the oh-eights.  (That’s hip talk for 2008….. FYI.)

Grace for the Moment(above) was my mom’s first contribution for BFZ.  It is a design wonder with numerous fabrics and textures and her name is Grace.  (ahhh) Lime green is so cool with brown.  These bags inspire me to shop for new outfits to match them even if I don’t have the bag….. sorry, Hon.

www.bagsforzaza.blogspot.com

For those moms with boys, here is a list of items that fit in any of the Bags for Zaza:  Lego ships, size 3 emergency underwear, HotWheels, pirate eye patches, silly putty (only in it’s egg), slinkies, rocks, sticks, rubberbands, necklaces made out of the twist ties from the produce section, key rings, homemade crystals, Heelys wheels, the entire skateboard helmet (but this is not recommended for long time storage), skate laces, magnifying glass, gum wrappers, magnets, dice, marbles, cap guns, etc.

Come on.  Bid on a bag.  Help bring an orphan home to her family.  :o)  THANKS!

BFZ is Rocking the House

July 7, 2008

 

That’s Bags For Zaza… the sewing fundraiser my sister-in-law, Jennie, started for our adoption.  She also nicknamed our little girl Zaza for the time being.  Somehow, after all this, I think the nickname will stick.  Stick like glue.

Last week the bidding for the five bags went like gangbusters all week… right up ’til the last minute.  It was like eBay, but free on blogspot.  New bags go up on Monday morning, so go have a looksie and tell a few friends, and link the site, and write a blog about it, and bid and help bring Zaza home.

We’ve sewn until our fingers are poked and raw.  We’ve made new friends.  We’ve enviously mailed our bags to strangers new friends.  We’ve horded fabric.  We make up bag designs in our sleep.  All for Zaza.  Come and join the fun.  www.bagsforzaza.blogspot.com

P.S.  I’m off to kid’s camp tomorrow morning as a Dorm Staff  (read: referee for 5 eight year old girls.)  So keep me in your prayers and I’ll be back on Friday.  Not sure if there is wireless up in the mountains. BEWARE: Rick is threatening to blog in my absence.  I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for what he writes.  :o)