Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vintage style handbags...and a giveaway!

I participated in a swap given by Marsha at tattered chick . The swap was for a small handbag! This is the bag that I made for my partner Kim at Tabby's Place . I started with a simple canvas bag and use my stash of lace and buttons and my new flowers.  The image is from one of my favorite ETSY stores magymai . I also added an old key and an old watchface.

 But why make just one?I was having so much fun I kept going and ended up with ....six bags! The first one I made just for Kim, so I decided to give one of these extras as a giveaway! Just leave a comment and tell me which one you would like most! I will pick a winner in two weeks on April 21st. I will be adding something in the bag as well.. so good luck!






 This is the awesome bag that Kim made me! (sorry,this one is mine!) she used a vintage tea towel with great red ruffles already on it! I love the color combination of red gray and black!

 She also sent me this awesome book on how to draw steampunk characters! It's so cool! (she knows I have a "thing" for steampunk!)

 and she also sent a card and a really cool steampunkish vintage looking pin! Thanks Kim!!!! Good luck everyone!


Irene said...

They are all beautiful. I would be honored to win any one of these bags.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

So glad you enjoyed the swap!

Happy Easter!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

So glad you enjoyed the swap!

Happy Easter!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

So glad you enjoyed the swap!

Happy Easter!!

artistamyjo said...

They are all lovely but # 5 is my favorite.
The one Kim made is awesome,lucky you. Happy Easter. Hugs

Amy Yingling said...

Absolutely gorgeous Wendy, #1 is my favorite.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

They are all great. I would love any one of them.
Hugs Jackie

Michele said...

wow, i cannot pick. if i win i will be happy wiht whatever you send. keep up the beautiful work! xo

Judith Tetley said...

Oh my goodness these little bags are "so sweet" and you are also sweet to give them away. To receive any; would be a delight and a treasured gift.
Kind Regards

Tarnished Rose said...

They're all so beautiful that it's hard to pick just one, but #2 would be my choice.


Artfully Musing said...

Well they are all so lovely it's hard to choose. But if I had to pick one I think it would be the first one. Laura

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I am having such a wonderful time enjoying your beautiful vintage bags. They are simply gorgeous, and fabulously created. Thank you for the opportunity of selecting a favorite. I loved them all but #2 would be my choice. Thanks for sharing your awesome art. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Janet Ghio said...

Wonderful little bags. I would love any of them!!

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad I found you. Your work is beautiful. How could anyone choose a favorite? They are all beautiful.

Doni said...

those are sooo pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday! I love the combination of laces and's just so romantic!
blessings, Doni

Barbara Jean said...

love these! first one my very fave.

barbara jean

Marti McClure said...

Wendy, your bags are fabulous! I just participated in a swap with the Marie Antoinette group where we swapped the decorated little muslin bags as well. And I know what you mean - I still want to make more bags! Your work is lovely. ~Marti

M Smith Gentry said...

These are all very lovely...please include my name. :)

Just curious...does it tell you who the artist of the card is? I like that style of digital art.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great bags Wendy! My favorites are 4 and 5.

Peggy said...

Wendy - the bags are awesome! #3 and #5 are my favourites but they are all really lovely!

Just me said...

Oh my goodness they are all GORGEOUS! My fav would have to be #1
The laces you used are beautiful as well as all the images!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Grandma Bugs Place said...

Lovely work...gosh wish I could sew! Thank you for a chance to win.
Again - lovely ..

Kathryn said...

I arrived here via Laura's Artfully Musing. And I'm so happy to have found your site. Gorgeous, fabby work!!!! (I've looked at your older posts too).
I'd have to say numbers 3-5 of your bags are my favorites but...that's only cause you asked, ha! I would be honored to own any one of them!
I am "grabbing your button".
Thanks for the opportunity!
P.S. "The Last of the Mohicans" is on my top 5 list of romantic movies! (love the soundtrack!)

Jenxo said...

gosh sthey are beautiful the laces are just love any of them too...too precious....:)

Lululiz said...

Beautifully embellished little bags, I would be delighted to win one. I am so glad we finally got internet at the cottage here in France in time to enter this lovely draw.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great swap you and Kim had, both beautiful bags!!!
Wendy How generous of you to give another bag away, gosh hard to pick a fav, they are all so lovely. I suppose #1 strikes my fancy most, that image is sweet.
Hugs Lynn

Natasha SerenityYou said...

wow fantastic!!

Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday xxx

Plumrose Lane said...

Ok... I'm totally in love with your blog, LOL! Love your creations ~ they're simply darling! The song playing... one of my all time favs! And Magymai's shop(?)... yep, one of my favs!
Would love a chance to win and thanks for entering mine~

Rhissanna said...

Oh! #3! And, there's a book on how to draw Steampunk characters? Really? I'll have to look into that!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh my goodness I am just "thrilled" to be the winner of your gorgeous bag.
Thankyou sweetheart.
Kind Regards

jessica said...

Beautiful customised bags I wish I could have these bags. Idea of laces is just awesome.

Dortesjs said...

aww so so sew sweet