Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results


…a give•a•way

♥ celebrating the 2nd year of my blog ♥

←to enter→

leave a comment on any {and all} posts during the month of October

shopping bagI got so excited after writing yesterday’s post that I had to go right to my sewing machine and get this sweet, functional little thing started.  Sometimes you just gotta work when ‘miss inspiration’ is at work.


close-upThis is not your average shopping bag…it is certainly a one-of-kind.  When you walk into the store with this, any gal with class will certainly turn an envious head your direction!

this bag was made:

1) by re•cycling a chicken feed bag


2) with fabrics that have all been acquired through my 2nd hand addiction shopping…
charmand, for the sake of fun, I just made a charm to throw into the give-a-way!

October 14, 2009 - Posted by | bespoke design, blogging, farmgirl style, give-a-way, market shopper, sewing, soldered charms


  1. Love these!! Count me in… Please

    Comment by rolane hopper | October 14, 2009 | Reply

    • You got it!!!

      Comment by Elaine | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Very cool bag and charm! The ruffle is very sweet. I’d love to be counted in your give-away. I don’t have a blog but hope it’s still o.k. to enter. I enjoy your site.

    Comment by VintageBethie | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’m privileged to have an abundance of your creations, so you don’t need to include me in the little give away. BUT, I must say, you never cease to amaze me with your creativeness! I think my favorite part of the bag is the little flower… it’s simply adorable, just like you 😉

    Lotsa lovin!

    Comment by Lauren | October 14, 2009 | Reply

    • ahhhh! so much sweetness…

      Comment by Elaine | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. From one Vintage Charm gal to another, I have to say this bag is one of the most adorable things I’ve seen in awhile! Nice job!

    My website is down at the moment, but will be up and running again, soon. I’ll try to send more friends your way.


    Comment by Becky Lee Howell | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. I’m pretty sure since I was the one who talked you into starting a blog in the first place, I should be the winner:)

    Comment by amberrose | October 14, 2009 | Reply

    • You’ve got a good point there!

      Comment by Elaine | October 15, 2009 | Reply

  6. Love the bag and the charms. Please put my name in! Thank you.

    Comment by WSU Laura | October 15, 2009 | Reply

  7. Just got my MaryJane’s Farmgirl charm in the mail today! Love it! Thank you!

    Comment by Amy Wilson | October 15, 2009 | Reply

  8. I just made a grocery bag, but not as cute as yours, so I think I should win it.

    Comment by Dolly May | October 15, 2009 | Reply

  9. Elaine! What an adorable bag – love it! The charms are so sweet too! I love all your creative ideas, you’re an inspiration!

    Comment by Karoline | October 15, 2009 | Reply

  10. The bag and charms are wonderful, but I’m sure there’s an official rule that relatives can’t win ….sigh.

    Comment by Arlene | October 16, 2009 | Reply

    • No such rule! – see you tomorrow! >

      Comment by Elaine | October 16, 2009 | Reply

  11. Elaine you are so darn crafty!!! I love the feedbag handbag. It’s great. Of course the charms are fantastic too. I love the vintage pictures you used.
    Great job!

    Comment by Timi | October 16, 2009 | Reply

  12. Elaine, I love your ideas, especially when they come to fruition! I still remember your doodle boxes! By the way, do you still have doodle boxes? Please enter me in your drawing. If I don’t win, is that bag something you might create for selling purposes? I need more simplicity in my crazy, Seattle life! 🙂 Also, the check is in the mail. Please email me when you’ve received it, okay? Thanks!

    Comment by Brandy | October 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Brandy! I would certainly love to make a bag for you. My next one will be with a C&H sugar bag…because that’s what I have. I do have Doodle Boxes! I now owe 2 to your sister…I procrastinate very well with those, though. https://tinkerverve.wordpress.com/category/doodle-box/ this link will show you what I’ve done with them. >

      Comment by Elaine | October 17, 2009 | Reply

  13. I really like it when you add the little dangle balls to the bottom of the charms. It makes them so much fun.

    Comment by Wendy Girl | October 17, 2009 | Reply

  14. Absolutely darling! Our chicken feed doesn’t come in such soxxy bags…Can’t wait to see the sugar bag.

    Comment by Judy | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  15. Love your Blog! Your aprons are amazing; just like you must be! I was lucky to find this Blog and hope you will visit it: cherryhillcottage.typepad.com

    This lady is a lady after my own heart, as well. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Hassie | October 28, 2009 | Reply

  16. Oh dear – it is 3:30 AM of Halloween, so does that mean it is November? I hope I am not too late for the drawing – would LOVE to have (and someday learn how to make) one of those charms!!!

    Hugs from Michigan – Diane

    Comment by Diane Carlson | November 1, 2009 | Reply

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