On the news front, Linda has started a blog that is devoted to adoption news: ZazasMama.wordpress.com.
We have three amazing bags for you to bid on this week:
- The Owl and the Pussycat
- The Mother
- The Secret Life of Bees
Bags for Zaza is an eco-friendly fundraiser I'm conducting on behalf of my brother&sister-in-law. They are in the process of adopting a little girl from Colombia; we don't know her name yet, so we call her Zaza. My family and I are using the fabric and scraps we already have, as well as donated fabrics and thrift-store finds, to create unique messenger bags, totes, and purses. All profits are donated towards Zaza's adoption.
The Owl and the Pussycat is a dainty denim number that would be perfect for taking to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. It is also the perfect size for holding some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The O & P is a smaller version of our typical Bag for Zaza. It measures 11" across, 9.5" tall and 3" wide. The knotless strap measures 41".
The front flap and the back of the bag are adorned with embroidery on denim in purple, red, white, lime green, light blue and sage green. The pattern is butterflies and flowers.
The main accent fabric is a lush purple corduroy and I saved a pocket from the blazer for under the flap. One denim pocket from the jean skirt was used to be the cell pocket. The cell pocket is also the right size if you buy a ring from the nose of a pig, or need to carry your runcible spoon.
The red fabric that is under the flap, on the edge of the flap and is the sides inside the bag is a thick woven... almost burlap material. It's very sturdy but soft at the same time.
The straps are denim on the outside, with a saucy flash of red, and purple denim on the inside so it's soft on your shoulder.
Inside the bag is a light purple denim fabric and two large pockets of striped cotton. The pockets are topped with a satin ribbon with large red and purple flowers. There is a dainty red button securing the pockets.
This would be the ideal bag to dance by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon.
Back by popular demand, is Jenn V.'s simple cotton tote in Asian inspired red and gold prints ... starting at the affordable price of $15.
And if you don't mind wearing your tag on the outside, it's reversible!
The gold fabric features red palms. The red fabric features adorable characters, busy at various tasks.
Both the inside and the outside of the bag have a small pocket. The bag is ideal as a purse, as a shopping tote, as a gym bag, etc.
It measures 16" wide -- 12" high -- and the straps are 24" long.
I found a book that suits just perfectly this week called The Secret Life of Bees. One of the fabrics has a golden bee pattern on it. It’s on my dining room chairs and one of my grandkids said “Why would you want to sit on bees?”
What fun I had putting together all these gorgeous fabrics! I used my remnants and almost all new high end donated fabrics. The only recycled piece is a beautifully embroidered section from an antique tablecloth that I used on the inside pocket. The colors are soft greens, gold and off-white. The main fabric is a soft green embroidered ultra suede remnant.
To change thing up I made a knotless strap measuring 48 inches and used the coordinating fabrics from the bag.
The front flap is a polka dot chenille designed fabric trimmed with gold bumble bees buzzing across the bottom with the edge being gold ultra suede and gold braid trim. The handy cell pocket matches the flap in fabric and trim.
The front of the bag has a large double pocket topped with the reverse of the bee fabric. I made a self fabric button to secure the pocket. The back also has a double pocket trimmed with braid and more bees!
Inside the coordinating check fabric added a nice accent. The large double pocket can hold lots of your treasures and the gold flowers will cheer you up whenever you open your bag. I marched the bees all around the sides and bottom of the lining.
Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $25 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 9pm (PST) / 10pm (MST) on Saturday, January 24th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Linda.
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Bid on a bag by leaving a name and a bid in the comments section for the bag you want. The highest bidder at 9pm (PST) on Saturday, January 17th gets the bag and ALL profits are put towards Zaza's adoption!
Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $25 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 9pm (PST) / 10pm (MST) on Saturday, January 17th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Linda.
Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $25 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 9pm (PST) / 10pm (MST) on Saturday, January 17th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Grace.