Thursday, April 6, 2017

As a change of pace, I have been sewing kids aprons. They are great for little helpers in the kitchen or a cute clothes cover-up, in place of a bib. They are also wonderful for pretend play. Sizes 3-8.  $18. Shipping is $3 for one and $5 for two or more.

Monday, April 3, 2017

It's Been a Long Time

Wow, it's been 3 1/2 years since I posted! I have been posting on Facebook and forgot about the blog. I have had quite a few people tell me they don't use Facebook, so I am going to start posting more on here.
 Currently I am sewing kids aprons,  frogs, bunnies, kitties, puppies and monkeys. They are fun as aprons, but are also great for dress up. I will be posting photos later today.
If you are interested in anything you see, contact me. I can invoice through "Square" and ship to you.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Craft Shows

Here is a list of places I will be for the next few weeks.

Nov 21...I will be working at North Woods Friends of the Arts in Cook. 10-4, stop and see me, I will have all my totes of doll clothes with.

Nov 23 & 24...St Mary's Catholic Church, Cook, MN 9-5 on Sat and 9-1 on Sun

Nov 29...I will be working at North Woods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook. 10-4. I will have Black Friday specials all day. My doll clothes are for sale at the gallery from now through Christmas and they are open Thurs & Fri 10-4 and Sat 10-1

Dec 7...Biwabik City Hall, 11-6. I will have doll clothes, mittens and John's woodturnings. This is Biwabik's annual Christmas Festival. Horse drawn sleigh rides, kids activities and fire works after dark

More doll clothes

Red chaps, vest and cowboy hat, white with flecks of color t-shirt...$26
fringe skirt also available...$5

Christmas dress. Green satin with sheer overlay. $22. Available in red too.

warm up jacket & pants, t-shirt, tights, leotard, tutu and Tupperware water bottle... $36

Monday, November 11, 2013

Doll clothes

Felt poodle skirt, cardigan and purse $25

Doll fringe coat, hat and mittens $22. Girls mittens $9 and hat $10

Cowboy hat $10, chaps & vest $10, t-shirt $6

Bitty twins pants and Twins hoody $11 and skirt and Twins hoody $10

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lovely Blog Award

Thank you Laura of for nominating my blog!! The part about nominating seven blogs is going to be hard!! I don't follow that many, hopefully this will help me connect with more people.

The rules of this award are:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you (manners, people! manners!).
  2. Add the “One Lovely Blog Award” image to your post.
  3. Share 7 things about you.
  4. Pass the award on to seven nominees.
  5. Include this set of rules (important, otherwise confusion and mass hysteria ensues).
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

7 things about me:
  1. I grew up on a farm, the 6th child in a family of 9. I was raised by parents who grew up during the Depression, which reflected in the way they raised us. As kids we were expected to contribute to the family, be responsible and accountable for our behavior, this is what shaped me into the person I am today.
  2. I married my high school sweetheart 5 months after graduation, and we celebrated 35 years on Dec 3. We have 3 sons, and 2 daughters that have brought some wonderful and some challenging experiences to our lives,lol.They in turn have blessed us with three grandsons and two step-grandsons. Being grandparents is awesome!!
  3. I spent the first 30 years of our marriage being a stay at home Mom and doing the bookkkeeping for John's business. My life was the kids and John. When our youngest left home in 2007 I cured my empty nest depression in the sewing room. The more I sewed the better I liked it and the happier I felt.
  4. John travels for work, so I am alone a lot. Most days I like it. I get a lot of sewing done, don't have to cook most days, and I can clean house on Monday and it stays clean all week! I like a clean house but I don't like to clean!!
  5. We live on 160 acres, plant a huge garden, and mow a lawn as big as a small hay field! When the kids were home we kept making the lawn bigger...more lawn, more for them to do,haha. Now that it is my job, I want some ornamental grass that doesn't need mowed!!
  6. Our oldest daughter Cassandra and I started Rag Bag Originals in 2007. We started out making bags using old clothing, then added memory quilts from loved ones clothing. As life changes, she is now married and has a whole new life. I have stopped making the bags and gone to fleece mittens and doll clothes. I still make memory quilts as I get orders.
  7. My have a store front for Rag Bag Originals, so the girls can shop for doll clothes and have tea and scones with their dolls.


OK, I just spent the better part of my afternoon trying to get a webpage! I think I bought the domain name "Rag Bag Originals". At least that's what I hope I did!! haha

I hope to get a Website up and running that you will be able to order from. But until that happens, if you see anything on the blog that interests you, contact me. If I don't have the item here, I can make another. Computer stuff is work!! I would much rather be in the sewing room! But a website will be nice for all you that love our stuff, :)

I am working on ethnic costumes for the dolls. I will have them displayed in Cook for the North Woods Friends of the Arts Spring Expo. I'm not sure which business I will be in, but I will post as soon as I know.

Stay tuned for info on the new website!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Finnish Festival Dresses I made for the Laskiainen Finnish Sledding Festival in Palo on Feb 2 & 3. This was my first time selling there, and I had so much fun!! Last year I attended as a demonstrator for hand quilting and John sold wood turnings, so we were in separate rooms. This year we worked our booth together. I think I now have John hooked on the sales too. It is so much fun to meet new people. John has never been much for going to social events. By the time he works over the road all week, he just does not want to go to things. Well a year ago he came to a sale I was at in Hibbing. He got so enthused, that he thought I should have a smart phone so I can accept credit cards. I'm not sure it has been the best investment we have made, but I sure use it a lot!! And it is so nice at sales, I can accept debit cards and not have to take so many checks. He also thought I should have better displays, so now I set up grid wall with hooks. Way better to look through the doll clothes and mittens, rather than piles on a table.
Well it's to the sewing room I must go. Getting ready for the Women of Today craft sale March 16 in Virginia at the Miners Building 9 - 3. And the next Sat March 23 at Aurora Community Center 1 -5

Sunday, November 18, 2012

St Mary's Bazaar

I just got home from St Mary's Bazaar in Cook where I picked up what didn't sell. I won't know for a few weeks exactly how much I sold, but I do know I came home with a lot less doll clothes than I went with. I tried to work on getting my inventory back up today, but I have the Sunday afternoon lazy going on! I plan to sew Monday and Tuesday. Go to Cook Wed and get my hair cut, grocery shop for Thanksgiving. The kids are coming Friday afternoon. It's getting harder and harder for us to get together on the holiday, with everyone having jobs and other families. But as long as we can get together it doesn't matter what day. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas dresses

The first of hopefully a large selection of Christmas dresses. Burgundy sheer with embroidered roses and scalloped hem with silver glitter dots, satin lined with satin tie at back waist. $25