Sunday, November 29, 2009

And the winner is....

Judy Meggs from The Green Hanger Shop
Congratulations to Judy and thanks to everyone who entered.
Drawing was made through Random.Org, results can be seen at this link

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just some of it...

Here is just some of what has left the basement in the last few days. A slide shows would be nice, huh? I need to learn how to do that! Anyway, enjoy. We are off for a movie date and it won't hurt my feelings if you order something while I'm out!
Psst...don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!

Personalized Cosmetic Bags
Lime Green Tote


Slippers and more slippers!

Snazzy Pillowcases

Holiday Hand Towels

Another Green Tote
more monogrammed cosmetic bags!

Hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We had just the girls this year and it was so relaxed. Hopefully, we'll catch up with the rest of the family for Christmas. Speaking of Christmas...I've heard so many people say they were completely finished with decorating and shopping. Honestly, Christmas is not my favorite holiday, but I do sort of like preparing and celebrating during the month of the actual event. I just don't see the fun in getting ready for one holiday before the paint has dried on the previous one. I do know this time of year is fabulous for my favorite sport, people watching!
Have a super Saturday night, y'all!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I am busy in the Basement this weekend, but I wanted to take time to announce a Giveaway! T0 celebrate my 125th blog post, I will be giving away a monogrammed tote!

made out of oil cloth (15" x 14")

The giveaway ends at midnight Saturday, 11/28/09, a winner will be drawn on Sunday 11/29/09.

Enter by leaving a comment on the blog.

Extra entries can be earned by:
1. Posting about this giveaway on your blog (leave a comment to let me know)
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This tote would be a great gift for someone special on your gift list (including yourself!) and it can be ready in time to be placed under the tree!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Everyday things

I often tease that I'm on a mission to 'monogram the world'. Monogramming transforms those everyday things into something special. I'm at home today nursing a sore toe (had an ingrown toe nail removed gross & painful!) and using the 'dayoff' to catching up on some little projects.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Long sleeve tee shirt with Christmas Design and name or initials

email to order

$18.00 each plus shipping

this is Coopers' shirt, there's also one for Jack & baby Paul...what a Susie!!! ;)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Will there be a monogrammed purse under your Christmas tree?

Working hard in the basement! This is the time of year that going to work Monday-Friday is like Had to come up & take a couple of 'sunshine breaks' , we're having beautiful weather.

Happy Sunday, y'all.

Friday, November 6, 2009

'Tis the season... get orders in for Christmas! I've got lots of great, affordable gift ideas...grab a cup of coffee and come shop with me at Basement Bags.
I'd love to make something special for everyone on your gift list, including you!!

Just finished this Fancy Zebra bag. It's off to FL tomorrow morning. Unfortunately that's the last set of those adorable polka-dot handles. But I have plenty of zebra fabric and can makes shoulder straps from fabric or black webbing...almost as cute as the handles.
I never get tired of making gift sets for baby showers. This set includes a newborn cap & bib, burp cloth with ice cream cone applique and a onesie foofed up with ribbon and appliqued letter.

I'll be sewing all weekend...thankfully, I'm in the mood. Y'all take care.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Did you hear that?!?!?

At the end of the evening news, Brian Williams said "50% of all children in America are on Food Stamps and 90% of African American children are". That is a shocking statistic. What happened to personal responsibility? Seriously, do politicians and feeble minded freeloaders think there is any balance or fairness in that amount of 'dependency' in our society? Sure, my heart bleeds for the poor children. My exasperation is with the adults who contrived the system and those who feel entitled by it or worse, abuse it. And to add to the radio station just switched to it's 'All Christmas Music All The Time' format...for crying out loud! let us get the witches & goblins packed away first! Anyway, I made these cute things today.

Personalized totes, lunch bags & houndstooth clutch

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Are you a Gator fan?

I'm not really into sports. During my college days, tailgating at Clemson was the best. NC State is my North Carolina team pick. Although I've never been to a game, my brother claims NC State is just like Clemson, minus the lake. I'm definitely more of an ACC girl, but have to admit this 'Gator Bag' turned out pretty cute.

Monday & Tuesday we are out for Fall Break....I'm extremely excited. I'll most likely spend my 'time off' catching up in the Basement. School is great, but working at home is wonderful!
It's rainy and cool here today...wish I'd made vegetable soup or chili. Oh well, we're not above eating the canned stuff.
Hope you enjoy what's left of the weekend!