Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Handmade Rocks It!!

Rockin' around the Handmade Tree,
Everyone dancing happily,
to the Handmade way.

You will get great handmade items when you shop,
voices singing lets support the Handmade way,
and get great prices from them today

Rockin' around the Handmade Tree, 
have a Merry Holiday,
Everyone shopping and supporting
The Handmade Way!!!

Join the Handmade Circle Team and rock with us around the Handmade Tree for our Christmas in July Sale.
Great fun on blogs, get some great deals up to 35% off! And a chance to win prizes for our raffle! Here is a sneak peak at a couple of our raffle prizes.
Donated by Fibergig
Donated by Ifrogcrafts
Donated by TipsyGLOWs

There are more great items in our raffle, be sure to follow along as we celebrate Christmas In July and Rock it our the Handmade Way! You can see a complete list and visit all the participating shops here:

Hope you will join us!!!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Monday, June 25, 2012

Texas Heat, Texas Earthquakes, and a Texas Sized Sale!

Here at Bags By Hags it was a hot, shaky, and busy weekend!

Last year we broke records for the heat we had, it was just miserable so when June started off somewhat cool by Texas standards, I thought oh maybe we are going to have a pretty mild Summer this year.  Well yesterday the 100 degree temperatures returned.  Looks like Summer is sitting in.

My sister's Guinea Bird, cooling off as she waters her yard.  She can walk out into the yard and call here Guinea Bird and here she comes running!

Yesterday morning we experienced a little shake, rattle, and roll!  Earthquake hit very close to our house, we heard a loud boom, then the house started shaking! We all just froze and looked at each other.  It was a 3.4 according to the news. Not a big one, but big enough for us in Texas who are not used to them!  Not sure why we are having them now but for the past couple of weeks they have been hitting close to our home. I was born and raised here, I expect the heat, have been through a couple of tornadoes, but I sure don't know how to deal with these little ground shakers!

I did take some time off yesterday to go down to visit my daughter and 3 grandchildren.
First up is Anna and my Mom. Anna loves her great grandmother!
Then we have Miss Nattie Jo, her and her blanket, she is like Linus!
I was unable to get a good shot of Baby Tanith, but I promise you she is cute as a button, giggling, and growing like a weed. 

My husband then drove me over to my childhood home, we lived here from the time I was about Miss Anna's age until I started 4th grade.  The old place is falling down, I just stood and looked, but in my heart I could hear laughing children, and feel the love that once made this house a home.  My husband took a couple of board from the house. He is going to make me a cross out of the wood, which I think is awesome!

I have also been very busy getting ready for the Handmade Circle Team Christmas in July Sale.  This is going to be a wonderful event!  We have some great things planned including some fun with our Blogs, and I am working on a great raffle!  You don't want to miss this awesome sale.  We have so many great shops signed up.  You can see them all here:

Have a great evening everyone!!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Friday, June 22, 2012

Getting My Groove Back.....

This has not been a very productive week sewing wise for me, I am still trying to overcome being sick and just still do not feel like myself.  But it's time to pull myself up by my bootstraps and get back in the groove!

I have been busy working on the Handmade Circle Team Christmas in July Sale, I am super excited about this, and am looking forward to a great sale, so many wonderful shops have signed up for this.  Be sure and stay tuned as information will be coming out next week about the sale.

While I didn't make anything new this week, Bags By Hags has some great items for a great price! Here are a couple of my favorites:

The Bible Covers are one of my most favorite items in the shop! 

Pot Holder Handles only $3.00 for a set, makes a great gift and several patterns available!

I am looking forward to getting my groove back and making new items.  How was your week? Did you create something new?  I would love to see it! 

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?

Remember that song from the Mr. Rogers Show?

I actually live out in the country but I do have a few neighbors, all very friendly and we watch out for each other. (Okay so my next door neighbors are my sister and her friend, but hey they are great neighbors!)

Because I take care of my Mom, I don't leave the house much, except for my afternoon strolls, my favorite time of day is right at sunset and I like to get outside and get some fresh air.  You never know what you may encounter.  Here are a few things I discovered while out for a stroll yesterday:

Kim and Tina Waving at me as I start out on my stroll! 

Beautiful Flowers along the way, but watch out for the Bees!
Pony Boy - He lives across the street, He is the sweetest dog!
Honee Girl, one of my sister's dogs, she thinks she is a show dog! 

I learned a long time ago that something as simple as a late afternoon stroll can be the biggest blessing! The little things in life mean the most! 

So I challenge you to take a little a walk around your neighborhood, I would love to see what you discover!

Of course feel free to stroll on over to our Shop as well, you will for sure discover some unique items at a great price! 

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Good Ole Summer-Time!

One of the great things for me about Summer time is all the fresh fruits and vegetables.  Nothing is better than  fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and of course watermelon!

You can find great recipes on Pinterest one of my favorite places to peruse and get ideas. Take a look at these yummy items I found!

This actually made my mouth water! 

Cucumber and Tomato Salad- One of my Summer Favorites!

This last photo is actually from my daughter, she found a new way to fry fresh squash, instead of dipping them in flour dip them in instant mashed potato flakes!  She said these were so good!

Bags By Hags also has some great summer items in stock to use when cooking, Potato Bags, and Pot Holder Handles are great items to have on hand in your kitchen!

What is some of your favorite Summer Recipes?  I would love to hear them!!!!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Just 12 Days......

In just 12 short days the 1st Handmade Circle Team  will be starting its Christmas In July Sales Event!

Bags By Hags  is super excited to be hosting this great event!  We have 39 shops signed up at this time to participate in the sale.  Beautiful Handmade Items from jewelry to home decor to everything in between.  These shops will be offering discounts from 15%-35% off their regular prices! You are sure to find an amazing deal!!!

Some of these shops will also be offering Christmas items.  Here is a sneak peak of one of the Christmas Items I will be offering.
I also will have have a few Vintage Christmas Ornaments like this one up for sale:
Make sure you are following our blog to keep up with all the details of the sale, plus a special page with links to all the participating shops will be added, so you can shop from one place!  Tell all your family and friends about this great sale as well.  We hope to see you soon!!!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dressing It Up.....

It wasn't that very long ago that denim was worn when working out in the yard, or by the working man.  June Cleaver would never have been caught in denim! However today we women wear those June Cleaver pearls with our denim!

Look at these "Dressing Up Denim" items I found on Pinterest:

Great Office/School Attire!

Dressy Denim Shoes!

And now for the Newest Item in my Shop:

Just a little lace added to this denim purse and you have "Dressed It Up"

Feel Free to visit Bags By Hags and see more of our unique, One Of A Kind items! 

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Friday, June 15, 2012

It Was A Wild Night......

What a difference a few years makes, several years ago if I said "It was a wild night" that usually would mean  a night of partying it up!  Oh how time changes us all. Last night was a wild night but it sure wasn't due to partying!

2:00 am:  Loud boom and we are shaken out of our bed!  What the heck was that? Was that thunder? (we did have storms moving in from the West).  Doc and Ringo my two Boston's are going crazy barking and very upset.   Get up open up the front door see my neighbors out with a flashlight also trying to figure out what the heck it was.  Come to find out this morning we had an Earthquake!  I was used to them while we were living in Alaska, had them all the time, but you never think about them in Texas!  Finally get situated and back in the bed.

5:00 am:  I am awakened by one tiny Chihuahua sitting on my head crying and panting, about that time Boom! I thought not again, but this time the lightening followed, the storms had arrived.  So I am up again for a bit with a scared little dog.  Finally get back to bed and back to sleep about 6:00 am.

I am looking forward to a nice calm peaceful night tonight.  These days about as wild as I get is sewing up some wild animal print, like this Eyeglass Case.

Go wild this weekend and have a great time!  As for me, I am hoping for a tame one!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Avocado - It's not just for Guacamole!

I love avocados! I can eat them on anything, I even sometimes just cut one up and eat it alone.  Most everyone associates the avocado with Guacamole which of course is another of my favorites!
You can find this recipe which is quick and easy here.

I also located a recipe which uses avocado to help with dry skin

Of Course another thing I like about the avocado is the color, I remember back in the 70's this was all the rage for your kitchen color.  Even the appliances where coming out in this color.  A great Avocado Colored item in the shop is one of our Potato Bags

 And also today I curated a treasury of avocado items, hope everyone has a AHHHH Avocado Kind of Day!

Say AHHH Avocado with all these wonderful items! Enjoy!!!

Avacado Hummingbird...


Avacado Green Bottl...

Green and Brown Ret...

Green Earrings Char...

Moss - The Original...

PomPom Tassel Dupat...

Vintage Oval Green ...

Fabric Beaded Knott...

Olive Green Dangle ...

Avocado Tupperware ...

SRA Lampwork Glass ...

Men's Bow Tie G...

Beautiful Avacado S...

Ballpoint Pen - Han...

Avacado green recyc...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An Uninvited Guest......

Here I am minding my own business, planning a week of fun with my oldest granddaughter and the uninvited guest shows up!  We have all met this nasty little visitor, he is known as Mr. Upper Respiratory Infection! He barrels his way into your home and into your body and knocks you flat on your back!

I thought I could get him to leave on his own, but had to end up going to the Doctor to get his eviction papers known as medicine!  The worse thing about his visit, I had to take my granddaughter back home because I was just too sick to keep her.

Well guess what? You are out of here!!!! The medicine has started to work and you are on your way out the door!   I hope he doesn't show up at any of your houses, if he does kick him to the curb and quickly as he seems to enjoy messing up your plans!

I am looking forward to getting back to working on new items for my shop and to getting my granddaughter back so we can finish our visit!

Before the uninvited guest made his ugly appearance I did get this cute little purse made.  I just love this purse! So simple, yet so very unique!

I am hoping to be back in the Bags By Hags Workshop Soon! Hope you all have a great day!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy Saturday!
Today the oldest of my three Princess Granddaughters is having her birthday party here at my house.  It is so hard for me to believe she is already 4!  Time flies when you are having fun, and she is a ton of fun!  So today it will be cake, presents, silly string, and magic fairy dust- which I found how to make on Pinterest.

Every little girl deserves to feel like a Princess on her special day, if you are looking for a great gift for your little  Princess take a look at this Purse
This would make the perfect gift for your little Princess!  For more great gift ideas, or maybe even something for yourself you can head over and see everything in our Shop.  We appreciate everyone who stops by!

Hope you have a Royal Saturday!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time for some Friday Finds from Pinterest, this week my theme is Recycle and Re-use!

Now this is really a wow factor for me! 
This idea I really like!
A Recycled Cycle! 
Made from Recycled Pickle Jars!

Recycling is good for all of us, my favorite thing to do is to take a pair of denim jeans and turn them into a number of things, Purses, Totes, Bible Covers, Bookmarks, Christmas Stockings, the possibilities are endless! So the next time you have something you are going to toss, STOP think for a minute I wonder what I could make from this.  (Disclaimer:  I am by no means suggesting you become a hoarder when in doubt throw it out!) 

Have a Fabulous Friday!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags