Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dear Santa...............

Dear Santa,
We know you are very busy this time of year, and we also know that due to most of your elves being dispatched out to sit on the shelves of children everywhere, that you must be working short handed.  The Handmade Circle Team would like to offer you some help.  We too have workshops and have been busy all year long creating beautiful handmade items that would make great gifts!  Just take a look at some of the beautiful items we have!


Modern Pot Holders, Green Po...

ON SALE Green & Gold Crochet...

Teal Green Crochet Scarf, wi...

Cross Body Bag Green, Black,...

Thick and Thin Hand Spun Yar...

Beaded Pouch Necklace Holida...

Earrings, Lily Flower with L...

Emerald Green Sea Glass, Swa...

Quilted Christmas Table Runn...

4 Large Christmas Stockings ...

Malachite Coins, Green, Stri...

Large Red and Green Painted ...

Microwave potato bag,,Christ...

Green Chevron Print Hot Cold...

Rooster Quilt Blanket, Roost...

Red crochet baby shoes, baby...

Red Infinity Scarf, Christma...

Red Shabby Flower Headband

Red crystal earrings, small ...

Childs Apron - Doll Apron se...

Christmas Hearth Scented Soy...

Printable Personalized Pirat...

Lampwork Glass Bead Focal Pe...

winter berries oxidised silv...

Primitive Grungy Red Santa S...

White Czech glass earrings, ...

Cotton Tote Bag, Reversible,...

Christmas Lights Holly Leave...

Christmas Bracelet, Silver G...

Table Topper Quilt, Winter I...

Full Apron, Dr. Seuss ,Hand ...
We are so happy to assist you with this wonderful task and just like you we love to bring joy and smiles to people everywhere!  Safe travels Santa, we will leave the light on for you and of course your favorite cookies will be on the counter.  Merry Christmas!!!!


Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grandma's D.I.Y. Afternoon Fun

Being a Grandmother (or Augie as I am called) is one of the biggest blessings of my life!

Whether you are Grandma, Granny, Nanny, Mimi, Memaw, or an Augie you know what it takes to be that special someone that can make magic happen.  We know hugs and kisses are the cure all, cookies are a must have at every visit, and nothing is more important than the time we spend playing with those precious grandchildren when they come visit.

I remember my own special visits with my Memaw, sitting on her lap as she scraped an apple for me, sitting at her feet as she sewed and I was allowed to manage the pins and pin cushion, I felt so special!  I also remember how she would take a towel, roll it up and tie it with a piece of scrap fabric, she would then draw eyes, a nose, and mouth on it making me an instant baby to carry around.  Most awesome days of my childhood for sure!

Now that I am an Augie to 3 grandchildren of my own, I try to make their visits just as memorable and special.  We bake cookies, play dress up, build sheet forts, and they LOVE to help me in the Bags By Hags sewing shop!  This past week they came up for a short unplanned visit, we needed some magic and we needed it quick, so I came up with this:

You must be thinking what in the world?  Well this is a magic Pirate Telescope!  You can locate all the scallywags on the island and all the buried treasure!   
To make this very special item you need:

1 empty paper towel roll
Aluminum Foil
Stickers to decorate
Lots of imagination

It took us just a few minutes to have our Pirate Telescope made and then we were ready!  We hid behind chairs, couches, and doors, we ran yelling scallywag, scallywag, and we discovered buried treasure. 
I discovered the best treasure, the treasure of their laughter!

You don't need to buy every toy advertised on TV, all this will cost you is a little imagination and a little of your time.  You will end up with PRICELESS Memories!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving - A Feast for the Eyes....

Thanksgiving is one week away!!! 
Time to sit down with your loved ones and feast on Turkey & Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pies, & all the other trimmings! 
I would like to invite you to another Feast as well, it is a Feast for your eyes, check out all these wonderful items sure to leave you hungry for Handmade!

French Fry Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bag 

Fall Orange Flower Headband

Inspirational wall hanging

Sterling Silver Ring

Pumpkin Souffle Scented Soy Candle

Baby Bodysuit Turkey Appliqué

Places to Go Baby Quilt Blanket

Brown Blue White Striped E-Reader Case

Autumn Leaves Quilted Tote Bag

Dragonfly Autumn Bracelet

Peach Seed Bead and Silver Eye Glass Lanyard

Thanksgiving Wreath

Microwave Potato Bag

Long, Versatile Polymer Clay and Hemp Necklace

Tile trivets

Knit Winter Mittens

Quilted Fall Table Topper

Red Leaf Post Earrings

Autumn Potholders

Thanksgiving Fall Pennant Banner

Nature Print Snack and Sandwich Bags

Leopard Print Scarf

Quilted Table Runner


Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags