Barbara Laughlin, Charlotte, NC, US

craft interests: crochet, fashion, gifts, holidays, jewelry making, knitting, memory making, paper crafts, sewing

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Gender: Female

Member Since: 07/30/2008

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Leafy Tokyo Bag

Two fabric pieces, a little curved stitching expertise and you'll be done with this easy bag.

Crochet Pink Handbag

This pretty pink handbag is a breeze to make. It's gusset provides depth and strength while the button closure provides a measure of security.

Haute Dog Treat Bag

Astrid (my dog) thinks this would make a perfect treat bag for the haute dog. It is lined, and has a little hook and charm closure.

Keepsake Bag

So many pretty fabrics left over from bandana making! Would like to develop a loop and button type closure that would incorporate some really cute dog related charms I have. 

Crochet Pink Evening Bag

This hand crocheted little bag can be carried by the handle, or tuck it inside for clutch carry.

Crochet Bag

This bag was hand crocheted by me. Measures 16" wide, 10" deep and has a loop that goes over a crocheted flower for closure.

Reversible Tote Bag

This cute reversible tote is covered with 'haute dogs', is 10x11inches and has a shoulder carrying strap.

Go Green Crocheted Bag

This bag was designed to honor Earth Day. Go green with reusable bags...great for short stops at those stores. This bag is small, measuring 8" x 9" but has sides and bottom gusset for extra room.

Flower Power Stitched Greeting Card

This charming greeting card was created by combining paper stitching with paper folding. The inside is left blank for a message that would brighten any occasion.  This card should win the Flower...

Cute Smaller Totes

These handy little totes will dress up any outfit while they carry your books or lunch. Some are reversible while some have pockets on the inside. Choices include hand or shoulder carry plus a...

Out Of Control Totes

After making and entering my 'Gone With The Dogs' tote in the contest, I just couldn't stop! My granddaughters came for a visit and our project for the week was making skirts. After they left, I...

Gone With The Dogs Tote

  This patternless bag was crafted for fun at the park with your best friend, your dog. Heavy interfacing makes this large tote sturdy enough to hold treats (for both you AND your dog), toys and...

recent comments

Re: Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Install a Zipper

I tried one for the first time last week! Not bad for a first. This tutorial is good and should help me with my second attempt.

Re: Jaya's Dream Room

This IS a dream sewing room! In my house, 'room' would be the operative word..there isn't enough. However, there's some ideas to use in smaller spaces here.

Re: And the Winner of the Amp Up Your Accessories Contest is...

Congratulations! It's beautiful.

Re: Beaded Shoulder Bag

I love that bag! I like the antique qualities about it that would make it a hit with the finist of evening wear, but it also as a dress down, taylored sporty look to it. Very versitile

Re: Tuscany Market Tote

I love this bag. All the special details make it fabulous. I wish there were instructions somewhere on how to make sure could do us crochet wannabees a favor! Oh, I understand keeping it all to yourself.

Re: Cat Hat

I wonder what Astrid (my dog) would say if I put that on my head and meowed at her? Very cute...

Re: Pink Red Henna Garden Quality Handmade OOAK Unique HandBag

This bag is so bright and pretty! Very lovely.

Re: A Gorgeous Collection of Free Crochet Stitches Online

That is just so beautiful. When signing into Craftstylish this morning, my eyes must have widened as I saw it on the front page.

Re: PuRsE GaL's Hand Knit Flower Power Handbag

Thanks for the comment on my stitched card Flower Power project. This handbag you entered in the contest is adorable. You are is cute as a button!

Re: The Four Grand Prize Winners of The Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge Are...

Congratulations to the winners! These totes are absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for hosting such a great contest! I look forward to additional opportunities to have as much fun as I did crafting my entry for this one.

Re: Sarahwww

I love mindless crafting (spool knitting) too! This is really cute.

Re: PuRsE GaL Hand Knit Ruffled Tote

Your ruffles are oh so pretty!

Re: "Baubles" Tote

Really cute tote! When I read how detailed your construction was, I was thinking I'd still be working on it for the 2009 contest! Like the name, too.

Re: Treasure Totes

I was looking through your totes, trying to pick a favorite. I love that Flirty Skirt, but they are all sooooo darn cute!

Re: A recent sewing endeavor!

I love the display of vintage buttons!

Re: Botched shirt turned tote!

Okay, you've inspired me not to throw away my botched up stuff....and there is often TONS of it! Your bag and dress make a really cute outfit.

Re: Totally awesome crafter's bag

How nicely done! You are able to carry a large assortment of craft items with you but when all closed up, it appears as the neatest little hand bag/tote ever! Creative!

Re: Moveable Art

A hand bag as art. Very nice....

Re: PuRsE GaL Hand Knit Felted Bunny Bag

Sweetest thing I ever saw!

Re: Retro Road Sign Purse

Some people are just sooooo creative! I would have never thought of a design like that. Cute wooden purse!

Re: Drawstring Shell Carryall

I love this bag! I really like the one handle sling effect. I was going to make a back pack soon, but I think I'll borrow your idea of the sling. So pretty!

Re: Vintage Western Tote - OmniCrafter

This bag really caught my eye when I was browsing the tote bag gallery. The fabric combinations are fabulous! I LOVE that idea of buttons where the handles join the tote.