Thursday, December 21, 2017


a few years ago I was given a
portion of a sample bolt 
of the most beautiful fabric...

↠↠↠ now it is a simple fact: 
I am a fabric nut  

I love textures, colors dyes, weaves and warps and wefts 

silks, linens, satins, velvets, tweeds, denim, corduroy, flannel.. 
the list can go on and on..

the fabric was date stamped 1975 "Craftex Mills - The Quality Weave of Pennsylvania”. It is gorgeous ~ like you'd want a chair out of it. I only have small pieces .. I love that I can make something beautiful that brings this fabulous fabric back to life!!

This colorful beauty is 

I still recall the place
When I first felt your gypsy wind playin' on my face
That summer's long since gone
But gypsy winds have ways of staying on

>>. Dan Fogelber 

Moon Shadow Keepsake Clutch
Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moon shadow, moonshadow ...
Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow ...

>>. Cat Stevens

just the right size to stash your treasures
use as an adorable make-up bag
perfect size for your cell phone
beautiful enough to slip you lip stick & power
 into for a night on the town with your honey

Vagabond Winds Keepsake Clutch 
I will never lose the love for the arriving
but I'm born to leave

>>. Charlotte Eriksson

Marmalade Dreams Keepsake Clutch

breathing dreams

>>. F Scott Fitzgerald

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today is the Winter Solstice
the shortest day of the year in the 
Northern Hemisphere 
days will start getting longer now
2017 is on her way out
I hope you all have had a wonderful year

Friday, December 01, 2017


verb:  make (someone or something) look 
or feel younger, fresher, or more lively.

the sea awakens the soul
it rests the weary mind
breath deep
close your eyes and listen
as the waves crash against the rock

we needed this fabulous break
.. didn't want to leave
but definitely feel revitalized

now hear the sailors cry
smell the sea
and feel the sky 
let your soul & spirit fly
>>. Van Morrison

because there's nothing more beautiful 
than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline
no matter how many times it's sent away
>>.  Sarah Kay

ocean is more ancient than the mountains
and freighted with the memories 
and the dreams of time
>>. P Lovecraft

we are tied to the ocean
and when we go back to the sea
whether it is to sail or to watch 
we are going back from whence we came
>>.  John F Kennedy

if you're ever in Tilamook and want a fabulous soup & sandwich stop in at the 
you will be delighted
lots of yummy samples
brie of all sorts: herb, smoked, plain ...
local made jams and jellies
dips and sauces
walk around and see all the farm animals
have an ice-cream cone or coffee
and did I mention wines 
their own as well as great PNW selection 

Blue Heron French Cheese Company


newest in the little ZiBagz Shoppe

Half Moon Creek Keepsake Clutch

yours is the light by which my spirit's born
you are my sun
my moon
and all my stars

>>. E.E. Cummings

Ozette River Keepsake Zipper Clutch

all things merge into one
and a river runs through it
..<<>>.. Norman Maclean

Woodland Creek Keepsake Zipper Clutch

may what I do flow from me like a river
no forcing and no holding back

♦.. Rainer Maria Rilke

Wild Rose Keepsake Clutch

but he who dares not grasp the thorn 
should never crave the rose

>>. Anne Brontë

A little Bohemian Gypsy 
a tad Cowgirl Western 
Every bit Fabulously Fun!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Red Russet and Rust

and she will be free 
like the leaves floating in the wind
and the stream 

>>.. josh abbott band

Cowgirl? Gypsy? a little of both? 
You'll love these Gorgeous fun Keepsake Bagz 
new in the little  

cowgirls aren't ment to be tamed
they need to run free 
till they find someone wild enough to run with them


I just can't get enough of this fall
it has been utterly fantastic!!
the days are warm with just a bit of nip in the air
evenings clear cool 
perfect for fires in the back yard marshmallows roasts 
and yummy cocoa

and the colors ....

how about you?
what's your favorite season?

autumn killed the Summer 
with the softest kiss 
 >>. d.j.

and the Sun took a step back 
the leaves lulled themselves to sleep 
and Autumn was awakened
 >>. Raquel Franco

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn's Smile

long shadows
golden light
red rushing leaves
what is it about this season that makes one sigh
do we feel a bit of relief from the summers' crazy days filled with all our projects 
running here  ~   running there 
although these days are filled with much work
harvesting the last in the garden, canning, buttoning up
it is a sense of "well done"

Fall is the time for lingering evening dinners
stews and soups
baking bread
evening fires
long walks though the colorful woods

tis a time for reflection

  the year's last 
  loveliest smile 
                   >>. William Cullen Bryant

winter is an etching

spring a watercolor

summer an oil painting 

& autumn a mosaic of them all

                  >>. Stanley Horowitz

new in the Little ZiBagz Shoppe............

how right it is to love flowers 
and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges
they have been with us from the very beginning

>>.Vincent van Gogh

        peace and sunshine to you

Sunday, October 08, 2017

ZiBagz is Back in Action!

Took a bit of a detour... 
A lot has happened 
and as you know 

.. Time swiftly flies!!

fall has always been my favorite season. 
the time when everything bursts with its last beauty

as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale

>>.Lauren DeStefano 

ZiBagz Etsy shoppe is waking up
a few bagz are in

Autumn colors
exquisite laces
delicate beads

and of course 
as always 

A bit Bohemian Gypsy 
    a tad Cowgirl Western
Absolutely Fabulous Fun!! 

he heard her in his heart 
whispering from the mist
>>. John Geddes

the leaves are all falling
and they're falling like
they're falling in love with the ground
>>. Andrea Gibson

keep close to Nature's heart
and break clear away
once in a while
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods
wash your spirit clean
>>.John Muir

come forth into the light of things
let nature be your teacher
>>.William Wordsworth

thank you all
it's been a great ride so far
so looking forward to getting
back to creating and designing
and of course 
treasure hunting for those
exquisite laces and fabrics 
and beads and bobbles that NeeD to be transformed into 
everlasting keepsakes!

 ** in loving memory of Wookie **
my littlest helper
the best adventure cat