GIVEAWAY ~ Hand-sewn Hobo purse with goodies!

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This hand-sewn purse was designed and sewn by a woman who ‘s shop I found on etsy late one night. I think I have only been on etsy between the hours of 12am and 5am. I am totally addicted though. I can’t start looking and not buy something, it is a sickness!

I feel in love with this purse and it’s hippy style!
She really is a talented seamstress, the sewing is superb.

The shop is called LBArtworks

This is a wonderful hobo bag that is made with a designer fabric by Heather Ross. The name given to the fabric is “Lightning Bugs and other Mysteries”.

The bag measures 19″ by 16″ and contains a very large inner pocket for all those things that generally end up in the bottom of the purse. From the top of the handle to the bottom of the purse, it measures 26″. It has a belt of leatherette for a playful touch.

“Everything has been double sewn and the stress areas have triple stitching.”

I thought I would add some goodies to go with this bag. I am sure you will recognize some recent deals 🙂 I have a few more things to throw in, I need to gather it all up. Have you tried the new vibrating mascara? I am tossing some of that in…

Go take a look at LB ARTWORKS, she had no idea I was doing a giveaway with one of her items I purchased until a few hours ago, she was really nice about me stealing a few of her pictures and bragging about her work!
To enter leave a comment and tell me what your favorite style of purse is??
For an additional entry follow me!
For more entries, blog about, tweet or facebook this giveaway!
I write all the entries out by hand so I will be sure to include you as many times as you should be tossed in! Good Luck!


167 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ~ Hand-sewn Hobo purse with goodies!”

  1. hollykayte Says:

    Love this bag!! I am known for using the same purse over and over until my sister gives one of her very NICE and VERY gently used ones. She only uses hers for a few weeks and when I visit will ask me if I need one!!

  2. Jen Says:

    I'm a follower!

  3. Jen Says:

    I love the layers of leaves bag. So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. The Perfect Trio Says:

    i follow you!

  5. The Perfect Trio Says:

    are you kidding?? my favorite purse is my diaper bag. has been for 7 years! i would LOVE to have a purse of my own! and i love me a hobo bag!!!

  6. Andrew Says:

    My favorite purse is a bowling bag type that fits my coupon binders, diapers and wipes and everything else.

  7. RM Says:

    I don't really have a "style" but I love a bag that's big and the strap is long!

  8. RM Says:

    reposted on FB

  9. lisaj Says:

    my favorite type of purse is any i can carry hands free! totally love this one!!

  10. RM Says:

    Also a follower

  11. Ramsey Says:

    I love your giveaways and I never win but I'm giving it another shot! 🙂 This bag is so cute!! Add in my name again because I'm a follower and once more because I'm about to post about it on facebook 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Courtney Says:

    Love the Hobo bags because,as you well know, when you have five kids you need a bag that will hold everything plus the kitchen sink!;)

  13. Mrs Robinson Says:

    I like a purse that can hold my stuff as well as all of my husband's and my sons'. Sometimes I think they have more things in it than I do.

  14. Mindi Says:

    My favorite kind of bad is the kind that can hold lots of stuff and has several pockets! Love that purse so cute!

  15. Sha-Lo Says:

    Well…currently my favorite style of purse is a diaper bag. So wouldn't it be nice to have a real purse!!! Thanks for your consideration!

  16. Sylvia Says:

    I use a shoulderbag type canvas

  17. The Hilemans Says:

    I'm torn – love orange, so I like the layers of leaves. But also like the winds and cool breezes. Great bags! I'm also a follower. 🙂

  18. The Prudent Patron Says:

    My favorite type of purse is the Sabrina style that Coach makes.

  19. Letty Says:

    My favorite bag is any bag I can throw on my shoulder and run out the door with.

  20. Anne Says:

    I follow your blog

  21. Anne Says:

    My favorite from her designs is the Botanical Batik! anne molino at hotmail dot com

  22. Anne Says:


  23. Anne Says:

    FB !

  24. Anne Says:


  25. demomom1 Says:

    I posted on FB 🙂

  26. demomom1 Says:

    I am follower

  27. demomom1 Says:

    I love a big purse with a long strap. I dont have a fav type 🙂

  28. Candace Says:

    Wow,Momma needs a new bag. I love Runs of Color Fall…

  29. Tracy Says:

    I am also a follower and would love to win all of that great stuff.

  30. Tracy Says:

    I really like the "Runs of Color" Fall shoulder bag.

  31. bethf202 Says:

    My favorite purse style is the hobo. Love this purse and going to check out her other styles. Also am a follower. Thanks!

  32. A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) Says:

    I can't believe you would steal pictures off her website without her consent. The nerve.Blog with integrity, you lady!Example of a woman who has no scruples: She stole two pictures of another woman's child and a picture of her storefront, The Silver Cottage, THEN she offered a deal through her website without even asking!…still waiting for you to post the picture you took Saturday night…

  33. Mary Says:

    I also follow your blog via email.

  34. Mary Says:

    I love to be entered in this giveaway. I like this kind of purses.

  35. Colleen Says:

    I love a purse or bag that is big enough for everything yet still cute!

  36. Becky Says:

    I'm a follower!

  37. Becky Says:

    This bag is fabulous! I'm a fan of the hobo bag. Bought one on clearance at Target for $3.24 a few months ago, and its all I've used since!

  38. Sandi Says:

    This purse is so cute! I use mine until they fall apart–so a new one would be awesome!

  39. Lisa Says:

    I love this bag! I basically use anything big that I can fit all of my assorted junk in! With four kids, I need a large bag! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  40. cilla407 Says:

    I love any bag that holds my personal items and diapers for my 2 little ones.

  41. Shanny Says:

    I would say my "style" of purse is "big enough to hold all my junk." And I am in need of a new one!

  42. GirlHouse Says:

    My favorite purse is one that is large enough to get me through the day without a diaper bag and can also be carried hands free!shawnnahouseholder at gmail dot com

  43. Shanny Says:

    I'm a follower!

  44. Monica Says:

    I love this bag! My favorite "purse" is currently a backpack/diaper bag. Very hip and trendy. I really should add to my collection…

  45. Lisa S. Says:

    I love this bag! I also love messenger bags so I don't have to adjust my purse while chasing my two kids. ;)I'm also an etsy addict. If I can buy something handmade vs. from Target, it's handmade hands down!

  46. .:Anna:. Says:

    I have got to win something at some point-like that vibrating mascara.I follow, I facebook, I follow on Twitter… I should get 5 entries! … that yellow is STILL my fav…

  47. jenn Says:

    I'm a follower

  48. jenn Says:

    What a cute bag! I love a good hobo style bag. I'm what you might call a little purse obsessed! 🙂

  49. Megan Says:

    I love that fabric! My favorite kind of purse is one big enough to hold my junk plus a random assortment of kids junk 🙂

  50. Our Family Says:

    For everyday I love large bags that hold a lot! A must have with small kids. I find that now on date night with my husband, I go the extreme opposite- the smallest of small clutches. Best of both worlds.

  51. luvin' life Says:

    I follow you!

  52. luvin' life Says:

    Perfect! That is just the purse I need! I always look for the over-the-shoulder kind to keep my hands free to care for my five little kiddos.Thanks for the chance!-Sarah

  53. Melissa Says:

    WOW! I love these bags. Will have to get me one! I want the Small Pleasures. I love the leaves and the colors! How fun and exciting! Thanks for doing the give away!

  54. Ami Says:

    I am a follower!

  55. Ami Says:

    My favorite style of a bag depends on the day 🙂 I LOVE purses!! I have four kids so my purse is my kitchen cupboard, diaper bag, first aid kit, craft box, etc.

  56. betty Says:

    ummm… vibrating mascara?! what the…anyway! i LIKE a unique bag. one that's awesomely different from everyone else's. and i NEED a bag with a long strap, lots of space, but organized at the same time.i follow you tiff… have been for years. 🙂

  57. AddingOn Says:

    My favorite right now is my skirt purse I bought from a friend who sells Thirty One

  58. runninmommyx4 Says:

    My favorite purse right now is definitely my diaper bag! With 4 small kiddos it is a necessity!Jennyrun4csun@aol.comI am a follower as well!

  59. Life with the Crowls Says:

    i am a follower

  60. Life with the Crowls Says:

    i love the hobo style. Love your blog.

  61. Katie Says:

    OHhhh…CUTE! I'm a follower – have been for a while – love your site, full of wit and wisdom! I'm a big bag kind of girl…hobo bags, big purses, etc. I have kids…coupons and everything else in between that Ineed to store in my bags. Never know when you will need something while you are out. Very cute bag and pattern. I didn't see the link, maybe I missed it – I'll look again, but did you have a link to her Etsy page? Thanks!

  62. Tyson Suzanne Cristine Brooklyn Tanner Says:

    And I am a Follower!

  63. Tyson Suzanne Cristine Brooklyn Tanner Says:

    I LOVE it! What a wonderful giveaway!

  64. Wendi Says:

    I so need this purse. The purse I have now is way too small to carry toys, snacks and other necessary things that 3 year old twins require when out and about.

  65. Wendi Says:

    I'm a follower and I posted this on facebook.

  66. Kerrie Says:

    I am a follower!

  67. Kerrie Says:

    My favorite style of purse is anything I can also use as a diaper bag!

  68. Katy and Wes Says:

    I'm a follower!

  69. Katy and Wes Says:

    My favorite style of purse is anything BIG! I like to throw a lot of stuff in my bag. Too much actually.

  70. girlsinwhitedresses Says:

    LOVE the bag … my favorite style, hmmm … whatever I have bought on sale, and I use them until they wear out. I would love to call THIS one my favorite! Thanks!Susan

  71. J. Lopez Says:

    i follow!

  72. J. Lopez Says:

    this purse is so cute! Right now I like a purse that is big enough to carry my things plus diapers and other baby stuff.

  73. Marie Says:

    I love the hobo purse! My current purse is a diaper bag :)kevin_marie82 at hotmail dot com

  74. Marie Says:

    I am a follower!

  75. tratchley Says:

    I love the Woodland Line Small Pleaseures bag. Love it.

  76. maria_arizola Says:

    I like the hippie shick hobbo bag. I've tried on MANY occassions to use a smaller purse but it only overflows with too much. My tried and true type of purse is a larger one that can be doubled as a diaper bag.

  77. Over Thirty Mommy Says:

    I believe the style of bag I have now and love is called a satchel.

  78. Sara K. Says:

    I love the Winds and Cool Breezes bag. I'm not one to have a particular style, other than what's practical. These handmade bags are

  79. Amy Says:

    I love any bag that has a shoulder strap…I carry a lot of junk so I need all the support I can get!

  80. Mary V Says:

    I love the Hobo style!

  81. Megan Says:

    I and am digging the clutch right now, I found one in this amazing turquoise color for 0.75 from the thrift and am adding an attachable ruffle band on the front to dress it up.

  82. Megan Says:

    I and am digging the clutch right now, I found one in this amazing turquoise color for 0.75 from the thrift and am adding an attachable ruffle band on the front to dress it up.

  83. Megan Says:

    I am a follower I and am digging the clutch right now, I found one in this amazing turquoise color for 0.75 from the thrift and am adding an attachable ruffle band on the front to dress it up.

  84. The Pie's Says:

    So cute. I have to have a purse that leaves me hands free….always have a kid in tote. I love big purses that double as diaper bags!

  85. Hope Says:

    This purse would fit everything that I like to carry having three littles. I surfed her site and like the Patches of Autumn bag( all of her bags/purses sound neat!). I like the color and it sound like a nice purse!!

  86. Life by the Handful Says:

    Proud to follow your blog!

  87. Life by the Handful Says:

    Whirling Leaves puts me in the mood for fall even if the temperature is in the low 90s!

  88. seoulsurfer Says:

    I follow you!

  89. seoulsurfer Says:

    my favorite purse is this small red leather one that my co-workers gave me as a going away present a few years ago when I left the job. I love this hobo bag though! Much bigger and will hold everything!

  90. Hall Family Says:

    I am between purses right now. My first purse was small…small enough to hold my wallet. My husband went on business to the UK and brought me back a new wallet…which was too big for my small purse. I have now moved into my new wallet, but for a lack of purse, carry around a pink striped beach bag, because I have nothing else at present. I don't do a lot of purse shopping. Too many choices and well, I fear I may pick a purse that I will never live down…but then again…any purse would be better than a bright pink striped beach bag that only holds my wallet, chapstick, keys and phone. 🙂 Needless to say, I have no style…I think it's evident. 🙂

  91. snbjork Says:

    Love the Birds of a Feather. The colors are gorgeous!

  92. M and W Says:

    My favorite style of purse is this style! I'm a follower!

  93. jennymartin116 Says:

    I usually go safe–black, brown–have once in a while gotten a red or green…I have been looking for a unique bag that no one has–I like the Small Pleasures bag for fall

  94. jennymartin116 Says:

    i follow

  95. Sabrina Says:

    I love playful aunt grace.Thanks for cool blog. Are you in texas? I live in Austin. enjoy your blog.

  96. Natalie Says:

    My favorite style of purse is: BIG for all my junk and my daughter's junk!!! I'm also a follower! 🙂

  97. James and Karen Says:

    My favorite purse is Patches of Autumn!Karen

  98. K Says:

    I am also a follower. I love your site.

  99. K Says:

    Wow. The bags are beautiful and reasonably priced. I really like Playful Aunt.Katherine

  100. fiveofakind Says:

    Hi! I prefer a purse with one strap and a few pockets inside. Please put my name in twice for this great giveaway because I am a follower too! Thank-You 🙂

  101. Kirsty Says:

    I follow you on FB too! =)

  102. Kirsty Says:

    I love small purses with long straps that force me to put only the essential items in them. I, too, generally use one purse until it is absolutely worn out. I love your site!

  103. jenj22 Says:

    sign me up, your giveaways are great!!!

  104. Tricia Says:

    I love all purses..but if I have to choose..I'd have to go with the tote.

  105. Telly Says:

    My favorite type is the tote!

  106. Holly Says:

    You know i am a follower…

  107. Holly Says:

    Purse? What is a purse? A diaper bag is all I carry!!! 🙂

  108. LB Says:

    I also follow you.

  109. LB Says:

    I like the shoulder bag!

  110. Amy Says:

    Hi, I love any purse that doesn't fall off my shoulder as I chase after my 2 yr old triplets, is big enough to carry snacks to feed a small army, has seperate pockets or sections so I can reach in blindly and get my cell phone before my husband hangs up and a purse that is NOT a hand me down from my 75 year old mom like the one I have now. :)

  111. Amy Says:

    I am a follower…may I have another?

  112. Belle Says:

    Her bags on which she adds & appliques things are my favorite, such as the leafy bags, & the Ice Crystal bag with the crochet/lace outer layer. She's creative.& This is a generous giveaway!

  113. krjvt02 Says:

    I love this bag! And I am a follower! My favorite purse is anything that's big enough for everything I'm looking to tote around 🙂

  114. LizOwenLilyMom Says:

    My favorite purse is just one I find I like and then I use it until it falls apart.

  115. lmkirb Says:

    My favorite handbag right now is my paisley print Kate Spade knock off my daughter gave me. She was sick of seeing me use the same one for years!! I have to say, I do like the layers of leaves bag so I might just have to give a little hint of a Christmas wish to my family!!Thanks for the chance!!

  116. Gillian Says:

    My favorite purse style is anything by Coach (thanks for the 20% off coupon!)

  117. creativity4life Says:

    My favorite style of purse is the Hobo bag. I can toss just about anything in there and not only does it fit. But the bag still looks stylish!

  118. creativity4life Says:

    Iam a follower!

  119. Katie Says:

    I'm a follower too!

  120. Katie Says:

    I love purses that are DIFFERENT. So often it seems like the rest of me may be covered in hole-y jeans & spit-up, but, darn it, my purse WILL be cool! 🙂

  121. YT Says:

    I'm a fan of KVZ bags!Thanks for the contest!

  122. Laurie L. Says:

    My favorite purse is anything BIG! I put way more in my purse than I should!

  123. jennifer Says:

    My favorite types of bags are always the ones I can't afford, lol. My favorite at the moment that I do use is a big canvas shoulder bag and everything gets shoved into it. It is like lugging a suitcase around with me but somehow I think I just have to have everything that is in it.

  124. stickmayo Says:

    My favorite style is a hobo bag. Thanks for the giveaway.rands91athotmaildotcom

  125. Lake Says:

    Well, this is my favorite style purse of course.

  126. mandynv Says:

    i'm a new follower. my favorite kind of purses are sling bags or hobo purses, i need something big enough to fit my coupon folder in

  127. Laura Says:

    I am a big purse kind of girl. I like my straps to be long, so I can wear it on my shoulder. Great giveaway! 🙂

  128. Melissa S. Says:

    My fav. purse is also my most sturdy one to hold my 5 kids' things…… know what I'm talking about! 🙂

  129. ohhollyf Says:

    Right now, I'm using a small back pack. I need my hands free while out&about to hang on to my toddler ! But I'd luv to upgrade to a Hobo 🙂

  130. ohhollyf Says:

    And, I'm a new follower !

  131. stickmayo Says:

    Love the hobo…and all that stuff you've included. Want to try that mascara.Just recently started following your posts. Thanks

  132. Julie Says:


  133. Julie Says: leaves.

  134. Chelsea Says:

    I follow your blog too.

  135. Chelsea Says:

    I love the shoulder bags. The forest fern and playful are my favorites.

  136. moneymatekate Says:

    Favorite purse style: Tote.(My ID name is a yahoo address)

  137. moneymatekate Says:

    …and I mentioned your giveaway on my Facebook wall.

  138. barbara Says:

    i love botanical

  139. Steph Says:

    I love big purses, usually one's that look a bit retro.

  140. Young in TX Says:

    Favorite style of purse? I had this one a while back that looked like an old medical doctors' bag and opened like one too. Really liked

  141. Cara Says:

    I am a follower.

  142. Cara Says:

    My favorite is the Birds of Paradise.

  143. Art Says:

    It looks so pretty.. it is a while since i got a new bag. I would be a happy person if I win

  144. Vickie Says:

    Omigosh! All the bags are truly a work of art and I'm seeing them as such. But I gotta say the one that brings the biggest smile to my countenance is the Textured Gray Shoulder Bag. Many kuddos to the artist!

  145. Nancy Says:

    Mine would be the one you are giving away – I love the color and you can't go wrong with a hobo bag!

  146. Nancy Says:

    I subscribed by e-mail!

  147. Shasta Says:

    I love the design and color pallette of this bag!-I also posted on facebook and my blog about your giveaway!

  148. angela Says:

    a huge one to hold mine and my kids stuff.

  149. Jenna McGarvey Says:

    i have yet to find a bag that i can find stuff in. It has to be large enough to hold all my stuff and the kids junk but not turn into a bottomless pit. Any ideas?

  150. Jenna McGarvey Says:

    i have yet to find a bag that i can find stuff in. It has to be large enough to hold all my stuff and the kids junk but not turn into a bottomless pit. Any ideas?

  151. Meagan and John Says:

    the other day we went to church to return home and discover that our dog/puppy had eaten the bag my husband got me for my birthday–he was so proud he found me the "perfect" bag, it had pockets to organize everything and was going to have room for 2 bottles of water–well you can tell a man picked it out cause all it had room for was 2 bottles of water, I kept trying to make it work but couldn't, which is why I wasn't using it when the dog ate it, but I was still devastated that the dog ate it, cause that meant we couldn't return it when I found where my husband bought it for me.Anyhow, I am not picky about purses (unless I have to spend money on them) I just need one that can hold all my stuff–I watch a bunch of 2 year olds and although I don't drive (medical reasons) I do take them to quite a lot of places and when you have 3 or more 2 yr olds you don't want to have to carry a bunch diaper bags, so I need a purse that can hold my wallet, a couple bottle water for me (the water here tastes like dirt) a few sippy cups for the kiddos, pads (just incase) diapers and wipes, treats, a few small toys, anti inch creams (for bug bites), crayons, you know, it actually suprises me how much can fit in my normal size purse–but I always seem to be amply prepared for whatever life throws my way–only problem is my husband is constantly nagging me about my purse not being zipped, he keeps telling me someone is going to steal something or it will fall out–which is why he got me the new bag the dog ate.Either way, I would really love this bag, I think not only will it be able to hold all my "mommy" stuff but that it will also be able to be closed and heaven knows with 3 kids that are 2 (not to mention my 4 yr old) I could really use that stuff that comes with it–specially that magic eraser, I just noticed today that someone got their hands on a perment marker and felt inspired to decorate not only the white side of my portable dishwasher, but also a few things in the kids room–gotto love those little artists. I usually don't enter these things mainly cause I use to and never won so I figured why waste my time, but being that money is tight and I am desperate right now I figured I would cross my fingers and give it a shot (who knows, I paid my tithe, I might have a chance.)thanks for reading and sorry this is so long.

  152. **Nicole** Says:

    I follow you and I heart your blog!da_angel_321 at

  153. **Nicole** Says:

    My favorite style of purse is the tone that's the "just right" size, big enough to fit all the essentials, but not HUGE! 🙂 I don't want to look like a crazy bag lady ya know? 🙂 This one looks about perfect!

  154. sarahbeth04 Says:

    I like a purse that I can just throw all of my stuff in and not worry about it, but there's got to be a place to stash my keys. Otherwise, I'm stuck in the garage for 15 minutes while trying to find it in the dark!

  155. Stephanie Says:

    Well, I guess my favorite kind of purse would be a "free" purse 🙂 Enjoy your blog!

  156. Scott & Natalie sherwood Says:

    What is a purse? I have been using a diaper bag for so long I am not sure I would know what to do with a purse.

  157. Sharon's New Life Says:

    I haven't carried a purse since my daughter was born, but this would be one that I would carry!Hope I win!

  158. brodbeck12 Says:

    I'm a follower!

  159. brodbeck12 Says:

    I like to use a large shoulder bag that can hold everything!

  160. stickmayo Says:

    I'm a new follower. Thanks for all the deals and for opportunity for the hobo

  161. Beth Says:

    I'm a new follower. I love giveaways!

  162. JTC Says:

    I am a follower too!

  163. JTC Says:

    I love a big bag so that when I finally clean it out I always find some sort of surprise.

  164. Christy Says:

    I'm a follower too!

  165. Christy Says:

    I hope I'm not too late! I come to your blog multiple times a day, so I have no idea why I waited until the last minute to enter:-) I LOVE the Birds of a Feather Bag, too cute!

  166. sarah Says:

    hook me up . . . pleeeeeease!!!

  167. eclairre Says:

    My favorite purses are the big ones with big openings so stuff is easy to find!

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