Friday, November 16, 2007

My Purse and Bag Collection

I have been making and collecting small fancy purses and bags for around 10 years now. It all started with a small crocheted thimble pouch and slowly progressed from there. The only criteria that I have for my collection is the purse has to be handmade by me or I receive it as a gift. This first picture is my collection this is the little thimble pouch that started it all

The is the second little purse I crocheted.

A little beaded amulet bag. I ended up making six more of these for gifts

This little purse was bead knitting. I really enjoyed making it.

A beaded cross-stitch bag on paper canvass

A little beaded change purse that was a gift from my dear cousin Dianne

Another little purse that was a gift from my sweet niece Tamara

A beaded purse from my friend Joyce

This beaded purse belonged to my mom

The next two purses were given to me by my husbands Aunt Thelma

This purse was given to me by Catie over at Catiean & Company She was my partner in the art doll swap. I had pictures of my purses on Flickr and when she saw this one at a sale,she bought it and sent it with my doll.

11 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Hi Karen, first of all thank you for the kind and beautiful comments you always leave on my blog. I see your comments on other blogs and they are always so thoughtful. I love, love your bags, especially being a bag collector myself. Yours are beautiful and meaningful, I love the ones you made and your mothers bag, just precious. Take Care - Rachael - xo

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Karen, such pretty bags you have made, you are so clever! We love vintage and bags are no exception, beaded, crochet, lace, they all unique and gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend! Jenn and Jacqui

Natasha Burns said...

Wow you made some of those???? That's amazing! Love your collection!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fabulous collection you have. Love the ones you made - so clever.
Alison

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen those bags are gorgeous! I can't believe the detail. How do you display them?

Scrappy Jessi said...

yum yum yummy!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wow, Karen, what a talent!

Felicia said...

What delicate beauties!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Those bags you've made are fantastic! How talented you are!!!

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

WOW, what a gorgeous collection of bags you have!

Bejeweled said...

What an amazing collection of bags you have!! Each one of them is just such a little, exquisite work of art! I didn't know you were a bagmaker too! They truly are lovely!