Candice Bag Is A Perfect Travel Companion & A Giveaway!

I don’t normally carry large handbags, but Lazy Girl’s new Candice bag was an absolute lifesaver at the big Houston Quilt Market. As I mentioned in the newsletter, she’s perfect for a business trip, with a pocket for my iPad and that all-important cord and power converter. She’s big enough to carry my show paper work or a magazine and had plenty of room for a water bottle and a few snacks. Perfect!

My adventure with Candice started a few weeks before Quilt Market. Since I wanted to use fabric decorated with paintstik rubbings, I had to plan ahead. And, of course, I needed an excuse to use my new Doodles Rubbing Plates. They were practically shouting at me from my work table every time I walked past.

I painted up 2 fat quarters of fabric on a Friday afternoon so they had plenty of time to dry. I like to layer up my rubbings, and that means I need at least 3-5 days of dry time before I can heat-set the paint and start my sewing project. Here are photos of the 2 fabrics that I painted for Miss Candice.

For the first fabric, I used just one rubbing plate and half a dozen iridescent paintstik colors. The fabric is a lovely piece of hand-dyed fabric made by Carolyn Abbott. The graduated color of the fabric adds a little magic to the completed fabric.

For the second piece, I worked with one of the bolder designs in the rubbing plate set. I painted the motif, then turned the plate around and carefully matched up the swirl motif. It worked, but it was challenging at best to get these lined up. I wound up using my window as a lightbox, but trying to place a rubbing plate in just the right spot is not easy. The window-as-lightbox trick worked, but I had to make sure I cleaned all the paintstik color off the window. Let’s just say I’m not in a hurry to try this again soon.

I started my bag a week before I left for Houston. Joan’s pattern calls for a lot of interfacing, so my first task was to get all the pieces cut to size and fused to the right stuff. It takes a little bit of time, but it makes all the difference in the finished bag. I think my next treat for me is going to be one of those nifty presses to save time on fusing.

By noon on Saturday, I had the pieces all properly fused and ready to go. Here’s a quick pic of the front of my bag.

Joan thinks of everything in her patterns. I mean everything. It took me the longest time to figure out why she called for the line of stitching just above the notches at the bottom. I just knew there had to be a reason. Once I assembled the bag, I had one of those “oh duh!” moments. Of course! It’s to keep the stuff in the front pocket from dropping down under the bottom of the bag. Now why didn’t I think of that?

Here’s my lovely Miss Candice. I took a few photos before I headed to Houston. I figured she would be most photogenic before I started taking her off on my travels. I’m a little hard on bags. (My Margo bag is practically in tatters. Still useful, but looking more than a little tired.)

I think Miss Candice turned out great. I chose a different section of the original hand-dyed fabric for the insert and the lining. The fabric actually went all the way to lime green (my favorite!), but that was a bit overpowering. This color was just perfect.

I used the wild and crazy piece for the back. The swirl motif is a lot of fun, but it sat too far down on the fabric to work well on the front. No matter which way I pick her up, Miss Candice draws a lot of attention. I had tons of compliments at Houston, which I enjoy as much as anyone else.

Enter to Win — And Create Your Own Fantastic Candice Bag!

I had a wonderful time making my Candice bag and I’m sure you will too. I shared my recent newsletter with Joan Hawley (Chief Lazy Girl) and she suggested that we give away the key ingredients that go into the making of a really great Candice Bag. What a great idea! If you’re the lucky winner, here’s what you get:

– Candice pattern (the pattern — not the lovely bag pictured below…)
– Bag-E-Bottom size A
– Two sets of rectangular rings (4 rings total) in Glossy Nickel finish by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft
– Doodles Rubbing Plates (6 designs in the set)
– Iridescent Mini Sorbet Paintstiks

What a fantastic prize!

Candice pattern, D-Rings & Bag-E-Bottom

Doodles Plates and Mini Sorbet Paintstiks

Enter To Win
– Enter by posting a comment at our blog. Tell me what you think of Joan’s new Candice bag and how you might decorate her.
– One comment per person.
– Be sure you type your email address correctly so I can contact you.
– I’ll pick 1 winner using the random number generator.
– Enter by Friday November 11, 2011, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact the winner via email.
– Joan and I will send the prizes off to the winner. Simple!

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about Lazy Girl’s Candice Bag, visit Joan over at

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  1. Gaile

    November 6, 2011 at 8:21 am

    This is such a pretty purse, love, love the way the fabric turned out, I got my plates and want to get some fabric done up. The bag is so nice, love all the storage it has. A realw “show stopper” !! Would love to win the makings for this bag.

  2. Barb

    November 6, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Yes, please!!

  3. Shelly

    November 6, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Good morning, Gaile! You’re quick on the draw this morning. Maybe we can talk Joan’s random number generator into generating the number 1!

  4. Anne V

    November 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

    The Candice Bag looks like the perfect shape for my husband…let me explain-LOL! I keep the checkbook in my wallet, which of course is in my purse…when he goes to get the checkbook to pay the bills, complains every time that he can’t get my wallet out of my small purse! Soooo- if I have a larger, easy to get into one….problem solved! I might have to decorate it with a large, funny rendition of his smiling face,surrounded by lovely textures from the Doodle plates…well, anything to make him smile and help take the pain out of bill paying!

  5. Karen

    November 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I’ve been telling myself I need a new bag but haven’t found anything I really liked so need to make my own. This must be karma. I’ve also been admiring the new plates but haven’t been able to afford them yet. So….pick me! pick me!. Thanks for the give-away

  6. natalie

    November 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I think the new plates with soft colors will be a wonderful combination to try if I win the giveaway

  7. Carol Johnson

    November 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

    love the bag you made and would love to make one too!

  8. Linda Moran

    November 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Whoa, this is a great bag! I’ve been wanting to make one, and this would be perfect! I love the doodle plates….and everything!

  9. Susan Pagano

    November 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

    WOW!! This is one really cool bag, I have to make this bag!! I love using paint stix, rubbing plates & of course stencils.

  10. Audrey

    November 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I absolutely love that bag pattern and what you did with it. I have lots of plates but none as nice as the new ones you used on this back.

  11. Cheryl Lynn Curtis

    November 6, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love the bag as is, but I would add some colorful jewels to the center of the swirls! :)

    • Shelly

      November 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Noe there’s an idea! I’ll bet I have some crystals that would look great om this bag. :-)

  12. Barbara Williams

    November 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

    i love the fact that it is a large bag so that I can tote all my “stuff”. When I am off to visit the grand kids I am always tossing the last minute articles (camera and such) in my small handbag. What a mess….Although I love fall leaves, the colors look more like spring to me so I would stencil flowers with a rubbing plate underneath and inbetween. It would be lovely!

  13. Meg

    November 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I’ve been waiting for this bag to be ready for sale, and I love the way you worked the fabric for it. Writing this on my iPad, which needs a new bag to fit in!

  14. Deb G. in VA

    November 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I love the Candice bag, it would be perfect to carry my iPad in. I love the way it turned out with your fabric! I have never used Paintstiks, but would love to give it a try. Thanks!

  15. Jenny Tavernier

    November 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I just am greedily in lust for, and avidly read everything Paintstiks, which is still a “saving in the budget”.
    The total usefulness and killer expression of Candice, in turn makes me dance and bang my head against the wall…!

  16. PB from MN

    November 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    The Candice bag in your fabrics is incredibly beautiful. Thanks for showing us the possibilities.

  17. Sandy N.

    November 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Love the fabric that you did for the bag! I would love to make that bag and design my own fabric for it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  18. Debbie St. Germain

    November 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love the bag and the designs done on it, beautiful piece.
    I think this would make a wonderful gift that I could make for my daughter and customize it with an art design along with the patterns.


  19. Kelly Harms

    November 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I just bought some AMAZING hand-dyed fabric from Ruby Mountain Dye Works that would be beautiful made into a Candice Bag, with the proper Paintstik embellishment. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a great package.

  20. Pandy L.

    November 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I need a bag to carry just the stuff you mentioned and especially my ipad. Glad to know that there is a pattern that works. I love the fabric you painted with the new doodle plates. I can see one made in Christmas reds, greens and gold for the holidays. Thanks for giving us a chance to win the pattern and accessories.

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  22. Sarah

    November 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I think painting fabric may become a new hobby for me if I win this set! 😀

  23. Linda

    November 7, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I am somewhat of a purse junkie…I love them all! I am not however such a good artist as in making fabric/painting/drawing, maybe these will help?? I don’t even draw stick men well! LOL So, if I win, maybe you could give me some personal lessons *grin*
    Thanks for the giveaway

  24. KathyC

    November 7, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I love the bag and would paint it!

  25. Nancy B

    November 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I would love to win that bag,,,,I am going to DIsneyworld next month,,,what a way to show it off
    Love all the purses from lazy girl

  26. Ingrid Bennett

    November 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I would love to win this prize!! I think I could make a great bag using Batiks and the paints to customize!! Gorgeous!!

  27. Din Milem

    November 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Each Candice I see is more outstanding than the last! I do have the pattern but haven’t been able to start my own. Wouldn’t the ‘Doodles’ make the perfect material for me? I like my accessories to be original and one-of-a-kind.

  28. Meg

    November 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I love the size of the Candice Bag: big enough, but not tooooo big. Great for comutes on public transport. I’d like to decorate mine using a jeans fabric as the background and doodles overtop.

  29. Donna S.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Wow. A lovely bag and great idea to paint it. Something I would love to try. I like the swirls all over as well. Would love to win this great project set:).

  30. Lynne Brown

    November 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I think your Candice bag is just gorgeous and I would love to win the gift package and try out the Paintsticks. I am a purse pattern collector and love all Joan’s easy to read instructions! Thanks for considering me!

  31. Monica

    November 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Would love to win these items, have been struggling with putting items together for a project. How nice it would be just to receive everything ready to go! Beautiful bag, thanks for sharing…

  32. Casey Medlin

    November 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Good morning. How I love this bag. I have been wanting to get it for my iPad and to make one for my mother who has a nook. I have never heard of painting fabric but I would live to give it a wirl. The creativity you could get from painting your own fabric just makes me all giddy inside!!!!!!

  33. Nancy P

    November 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I just love all the Lazy Girl bag designs but I must say Candice is going to be a favorite!!! I just love how the Cedar Canyon rubbings took the bag to a whole new level. I will be trying this myself!!!

  34. candy G

    November 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Well if I won it I would love it but if I made it would only change the colors – I am more a gold, copper, black girl. Beautiful.

    • Shelly

      November 7, 2011 at 9:30 am

      Not a problem, Candy. Our metallic paintstik colors are totally gorgeous on black. :-)

  35. carolyn

    November 7, 2011 at 7:27 am

    The bag design is awesome but your fabric embellishments has really taken it to the top!

  36. Jane Hostetler

    November 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Hey! what a great bag. Everyone’s ideas just leads to more creations. ‘Only hampered my your imagination’. Keep the ideas coming, Jane

  37. Mariëlle

    November 7, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Your bag looks amazing. I would love to give paintsticks a try. I woul decorate the bag with handmade stamps. I love making stamps and stamp on fabric, and making a bag with my own fabric has been on my wishlist for some time now..

  38. Carol H.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I love the new Candice bag. It sure would be fun to create some fabric for her with the paint sticks and rubbing plates.

  39. Gwen M.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Love it! I would do a zentangle on it.

    • Shelly

      November 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Good thought, Gwen! My Doodles plates are actually based on Zentangles.

  40. Kate

    November 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Love it, the individualism is awesome!!! One of a kind for sure

  41. Valerie guilmette

    November 7, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I didn’t even give painting a thought, now I can’t wait to try it on my next Candice. What a beautiful job you did.

  42. Judi R.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Wow to carry art work with you every day will keep a smile on your face. Makes you want to float. The design on the back of the bag is so stricking. I think I’ve found a new media to dabble in.

  43. Vickie Yanik

    November 7, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I love the Lazy Girl handbag patterns. I have made several different LG patterns and really like working with the patterns….very easy to understand. I have alway wanted to try the Paintstiks but just never got around to buying them. This would be perfect timing to win this! I want to make a Candice for my daughter for Christmas…..she carries her iPad with her everywhere and I have a piece of batik fabric that would be perfect for using Paintstiks on it.

  44. Jeannie H

    November 7, 2011 at 7:35 am

    How I love the Candice bag. And Cedar Canyon made it 10x more attractive with their special use of Paint Sticks. I would love to do something in a similar vein! You are sew creative!

  45. Sarah

    November 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

    The candice bag looks great. Love Lazygirl patterns, she’s the greatest. I would play around with the different colors and textures just to see what would come up.

  46. Debbie

    November 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Its just beautiful. I love big bags. and would love to make and carry that one. Thanks for the great chance to win such a great bag.

  47. Sue Bone

    November 7, 2011 at 7:37 am

    That is just gorgeous. I now need some paintsticks and some doodle plates.

  48. Skeeter

    November 7, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Love Joan’s new Candice bag and I would love to decorate her in blues!

  49. Debbie

    November 7, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Your painting took Candice from Wow… to Wow Wee……… I would love to give that a try…

  50. Debbie

    November 7, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Love the Candice bag and especially what you have done with it! I would be pleased and proud to carry it anywhere!

  51. Ellie

    November 7, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Love Candice! Would make a great Christmas gift for myself. I know I could get it made in time for the holiday season. Just fab for my ipad. Hope my number comes up.

  52. Mary

    November 7, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I love the Candice bag and am looking forward to making it. I have a trip planned for next year and I think this would be the perfect bag.

  53. Brenda Robinson

    November 7, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Would be divinely happy to be the winner of this wonderful kit.

  54. Mary

    November 7, 2011 at 7:43 am

    What a wonderful bag and opportunity. I am in the process of creating my Christmas presents and this would be a great addition!

  55. Liz A

    November 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Love the Candice bag pattern and your version is beautiful. I have made a couple of Lazy Girl patterns and found them to be well planned and well written. I would love to win the makings for Candice. I think the rubbings could get addictive. Have not tried this yet, but would love to.

  56. June

    November 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I just received this pattern and can’t wait to make it. I am thinking I might machine embroider the front pocket area. I have never used the paint sticks or the rubbing plates, these are a new concept to me. Maybe I need to add a new interest to my already LONG list of hobby interests.
    Shelly did an absolutely beautiful job on this bag. What an inspiration!!!

  57. Penny D

    November 7, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Love the talent! They are just gorgeous. The rubbings look like tons of fun! Thanks for sharing.

    Penny D

  58. Debbie Weiler

    November 7, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Here is yet another project I must add to my to do list! I love Joan’s bags and have made several. This is also one that I must do. Your bag is beautiful and must be even better in person.

  59. Carol Rheal-Breault

    November 7, 2011 at 7:48 am

    What a beautiful bag! I am making Candice as we speak. Lots of opportunity to customize for each spacific user. The paint rubbings are so beautiful. I must do more!

  60. jeanne

    November 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

    The painted Candace is right up my alley! The Doodles product is something I have not seen before, so would love to try it out.

  61. Linda Bench

    November 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Breathtakingly a piece of fabric art! What a unique way to make a great partnership of Joan’s design and the creativity of Shelly. Awesome

  62. Karen

    November 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I would LOVE to create a bag for Christmas of my own fabric design! Maybe I’ll even give it as a gift! Maybe…

  63. Martha S

    November 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

    OMGoodness, what a great idea! I have tons of batiks just begging to be transformed. Great idea!! Thanks!

  64. Peggy

    November 7, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I would love to learn how to paint on fabric so I can have a “one of a kind” purse. Your Candice bag is just beautiful.

  65. Carol

    November 7, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Love the bag, wonderful art work, keep up the good work

  66. Lee Franklin

    November 7, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful fabric!! I’ve already ordered my pattern, now to explore your paintstiks & rubbing plates.
    Something I’ve been wanting to do. Thanks for the nudge.

  67. sandy

    November 7, 2011 at 7:58 am

    In the process of making a purse organizer. Candice would be wonderful to put it in. More ideas in my head!

  68. Carol

    November 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Wonderful bag, loved the art work, keep up the wonderful ideals

  69. Sharon Phagan

    November 7, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Love the look of the purse. The paint sticks look like a wounderful thing. I am going to have to try them.

  70. kate

    November 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I have wanted to try the paint sticks, but was afraid I couldn’t produce anything artistic, but those rubbing plates take the fear out of it all! I hope your generator picks me :))))))

  71. Dori Cheslock

    November 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

    STUNNING Bag!! The design looks so practical also. Seems that this technique would be so much fun to try. I have made up a few other Lazy Girl bags and just LOVE them. Hope that my lucky number comes up!!

  72. Cyndi

    November 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love Candice. I can’t wait to try one. I’m thinking some applique would be nice. Or something pieced/quilted.

  73. Helen

    November 7, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I love the idea of embellishing a couple fat quarters and having enough fabric for a really fantastic purse. We all have too little time for embellishment, but this is doable!
    Thanks for the very generous giveaway!

  74. Mary

    November 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Your bag is beautiful. This is new to me (Painting) It certainly would be a challenge for me to try just doing the paint sticks. Then after that, who knows.

  75. Anne R

    November 7, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Hi, I am making Candice for my best friend in the world for Christmas. She has been having problesm with her knees and her back and a cloth handbag is going to take a lot of weight off her shoulder. Wouldn’t she be surprised to find I actually painted/added a little design to the original fabric if I won this kit? Thanks for showing us just how special Candice can be made with your design plates, a little paint and our imaginations!

  76. Veronica Derby

    November 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I really like the fabric, I can see why it draws so much attention. You deffinately have mine.

  77. Marcy

    November 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I just love this bag and your bag is beautiful! I would love to try the paint sticks!

  78. Carolyn

    November 7, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I love the new Candice bag and now to add painted fabric to the mix. Wow, it just doesn’t get any better, does it?
    carriemak at aol dot com

  79. Annette Crain

    November 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    This Candace bag is simply stunning! I have been wanting to try the paint sticks on some of my embroidered quilts lately, so this would be a good trial run.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this fab package!
    Happy Holidays!!!

  80. Chris Dahl

    November 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I have always wanted to try paint sticks, and would love to learn how to make a fabulous bag like yours! So far all I have made are simple totes (you know like those you use to bring home the groceries). Any way this would be the perfect way to try out the paint sticks and learn how to make a beautiful handbag!

    Thank you for this opportunity

  81. Sella

    November 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I got to win this! Yes, for sure. I need to do this bag. I was looking for a bag like this. Candice willbe a good company for my long flight to India.

  82. Helen kulwicki

    November 7, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Your bag is FANTASTIC!

  83. Patricia

    November 7, 2011 at 8:20 am

    My goodness, what a gorgeous bag!!! I don’t think I could come anywhere near designing such a beauty, but I’d sure like the chance to try! Thanks “sew much” for the chance to win your giveaway 😀

  84. Loony Lady

    November 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I’ve had some paint sticks for awhile and never put them to the use that you did on Candice! I have made her once and you definitely inspire me to do it again in a new and different way. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  85. Lori

    November 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I absolutely love what you did with this bag! I inspired to try paint sticks and would use them with some batiks.

  86. Ashley K

    November 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I just love the idea of painting my own fabric. I am excited to give it a try!

  87. Nancy B

    November 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Lovely bag and what fun to use the paint sticks. Thanks for the give a way.

  88. Lisle

    November 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I would totally copy your Candice!! I’ve never played with paintstiks, and I think it would be awfully fun. I have some batiks to start with, and even some plain colors. Then I would move on and make a whole coordinated family–a Wonder Wallet, and a Katy, and a Suzy organizer. If I still had yardage left (and I would, because I’m into overkill), I’d make a Margo to give away! I love the look of your bag, and the possibilities that the new techniques offer!

  89. Florine Meredith

    November 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

    The bag is super, I like the pockets inside. I would really love to try the Doodles set. I like using the Sorbet Paintstiks.What a great give away, thank you.

  90. Sharon

    November 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I love the functionality of this bag!

  91. Colleen L

    November 7, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I love the Lazy Girl patterns. I would love another one.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  92. Pat S

    November 7, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I can’t wait to make Candice and try out the paintstiks!

  93. Cindy Norton

    November 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Oh I am so excited after reading this I want to do it all. Lazy Girls Candice bag looks like the perfect bag to use with painted fabric I created myself. How exciting.

  94. Pam

    November 7, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Our son is coming home from Afghanistan in December, I am making Candice for my daughter-in-law out of one of his old uniforms and have been trying to figure out how to get his name and rank on the slant of the front pocket…PAINT!!! what a great idea!

    • Shelly

      November 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

      Awesome idea, Pam. Paint is perfect for those “now how am I going to do this” little problems. That idea is a keeper!

  95. Ann Hudson

    November 7, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Your bag turned out so lovely! I know a Miss Candice bag would fit my lifestyle well – always on the go with lots to carry! I’d stick with a neutral background fabric, maybe grey tones, then use black/red/ white/touch of silver for the paintstick colors. Even if I don’t win I’ll definitely purchase this pattern!

  96. Gita

    November 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I love how you decorated your bag. I’d like to learn how to paint on fabric and lace. It would be very interesting to add beads to your project.

  97. Elizabeth Sarver

    November 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I have wanted to make the Candice bag since I first saw it on line. Paint sticks are new to me and I would love to try them out. My Candice bag would be made using my favorite batiks.

  98. Margaret

    November 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Love the new bag. I’ve made several of her bags and just love them.

  99. Jeanne Robinson

    November 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Made my Candice with out paint but sure wish I had seen this goodie before I cut my fabric.
    Hope to try the paint stick method now.

  100. Ellie

    November 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I love the paintstiks and the idea of using the rubbing plates to “make” my own fabric is fantastic! I love the Candice pattern and it is on my list to make.

  101. Mary Pichotta

    November 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

    This looks like a great bag and I’ve never used plates, but it looks like it would be fun to design something unique. I would love a chance to win this prize.

  102. Debra Hayward

    November 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I love how the Candice Bag turned out. I’m looking forward to making this bag.

  103. Jane

    November 7, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Oh pick ME! I love my paintsticks and all of Joan’s patterns so far, but alas I don’t have that Candace pattern or the other lovlies you are so generously giving away. Your bag is gorgeous and I love the details you put into her. Well Done she’s a keeper! Jane

  104. Jane

    November 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Second note to you on this posting but I have a question about the paintsticks, are they new colors? I just love the lime green and I don’t have any of those colors in my cedar crayon stick set, I just went and double checked. Absolutely Cool Colors and of course the Chartreuse is a neutral and one of my favorite colors! LOL,

    PS: The 10th is my Birthday too, this would be wickedly awesome to win!

    • Shelly

      November 7, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Hi Jane, I used a lot of the Lime Green on this bag. I didn’t keep track, but I know I used Lime, Jade, Purple, Turquoise, Watermelon, Light Gold (yellow) and Green, all from the Iridescent paintstik line. I’m in love with the Lime Green. It’s definitely one of the “new nuetrals” and was just about everywhere at Quilt Market. Lots of brighter colors in the fabric lines this year. I finally felt like I was “in fashion” for a change.

  105. Mae Belle

    November 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I have long been a fan of both your things and Joan’s…..what a spectacular marriage of both. Thank you for the inspiration.

  106. Diane

    November 7, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I love Joan’s new Candice bag and would love the opportunity to win…I would like to try making Candice with oil cloth I think that would be really durable and cute.

  107. Ellen

    November 7, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Love the new Candice bag. In fact I love all of her patterns.

  108. Sue

    November 7, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I came to Houston two weeks ago to attend the Quilt Festival. It’s my very first time and I’ve had the most wonderful time here. I took classes every day except Thursday morning when I went in search of Candice, but to no avail – she wasn’t at the Festival. She is a beautiful bag and I have so many ideas running through my head of how to make Candice I can’t wait to get home and practice them – hoping that I have an opportunity to win.

  109. Liz Schaffner

    November 7, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Oh WOW …what a prize!
    Please toss my name into the hat..
    I have never worked with rubbings or paint stoke but I am sure it old be a lot of fun!!

  110. Dee enson

    November 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

    What an exciting new adventure for me if I win !!!

  111. Agneta Ekholm

    November 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I have never created something that Joan designed and been disappointed – actually every time I get more than content with the result, amazed that even I could get such a great result! The patterns are always accurate which includes smart and quick shortcuts, perfect for another lazy girl.
    I would like to make Candice out of scraps – in a particular colorrange, as my scraps are taking over the sewing studio, even though I try to use them up in every project I can have use of them. So, please help me out! *blink*

  112. Joni Weed

    November 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

    How beautiful! Your colors are the ones that I dream of…… I have not done rubbings but am ready for a new adventure. I like turquoise and lime with some purple thrown in. I would make circles and pawprints and do it wild! I want to win…. Pick me, pick me, lol!!!!

  113. Guila Greer

    November 7, 2011 at 9:34 am

    This looks like perfect bag to take along to quilt shows. It would have room for phone, camera, water and wallet and plenty left over for purchases. I would use a vibrant contemporary print or even might paint my own. Those doodle plates look delightful!


    November 7, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I would really LOVE to win this package. For one— One can NEVER have enough tote bags, and I’ve got a fairly good stash of fabrics to pick from. And two— I have always wanted to work with paint sticks, but– being on disability and a fixed income, those items are not at the tops of my Needs list. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Blessings

  115. SalmaGlez

    November 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations to you about your bag design,
    I love Joan’s new Candice bag, Please, count me in
    Thank you

  116. Cathy Francis

    November 7, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I love the Candice purse, and I just started learning how to use the shiva paint sticks, so I would love to put the pattern and the paints together with some of my hand dyes and some quilting techniques and make a one of a kind tote bag for my self.

  117. Katzber

    November 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I’ve been wanting to try a fabric painting technique. This looks like the perfect project. It is indeed beautiful!

  118. Becky A

    November 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Stunning combinations. I’ve been patiently waiting for Candice and the Doodle plates. You are such teases with your preview releases! Am anxious to give them a try.

  119. Janice Trippe

    November 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I am a purse junky. Love everything to match. Would love to paint some LSU colors on a bag to complete my accessories………a bag is all I need……The Candice purse is really a nice new addtion. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize.

  120. pam Duxbury

    November 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I would love to paint it with the leaves of an oak tree and lilac flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  121. Lori Smith

    November 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I have never painted fabric before, it looks like lots of fun! I would like to try a new technique for my next purse.

  122. Amy Anson

    November 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I’ve never considered myself a painter but this could be the perfect debut to a new technique. I am impressed and inspired.

  123. Kim R

    November 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Love the Candice design! I haven’t started one yet because of holiday projects. I’ve been thinking about shiva paintsticks for such a project but haven’t progressed beyond the planning stage. Your Candice certainly gives me ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  124. Gaycha Mayhew

    November 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

    A girl can never have too many purses and this meets all needs. I was always impressed by the colorful fabrics Joan uses but yours has opened the opportunity to make even more unbelievable beautiful purse fabrics and one of a kind. Thanks for taking on a challenge.

  125. Kandyce Lewis

    November 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

    While the bags name and mine are the same only spelled a bit different! I love the bag and would use it in a heartbeat or maybe two. And fbric painitn sounds like so much fun just up my ally and new thing to learn about.

  126. Karen

    November 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

    What a fantastic looking Candice!!! I’ve been wanting to try those paintsticks. What a great incentive! Thanks.

  127. Margaret Brantley

    November 7, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Your Candice bag is just stunning. The fabric you created is out of this world gorgeous. I can’t wait to make one for myself and now you’ve given me some new ideas for fabric. Lazy Girl patterns are so well done and easy to follow. Thank you both.

  128. Barbara Winkler

    November 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I think it would be fun to try ‘painting’ fabric for a purse. I just bought some paint sticks at a quilt show but haven’t had a chance to use them. This might be the start of something big! I do worry that the rubbings might come off on my clothes, though. We’ll see.

  129. Lynne Pettit

    November 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Love the idea of being able to create your own fabric and I love the bag.

  130. Dianne

    November 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I have ordered the Candice bag but have not received it yet. I can hardly wait. I would love to use subtle iridescent paintsticks in a leafy background design with Texas wildflowers machine embroidered in a flowing group on that inviting blank front panel! This one purse appears to meet all the “wants” I have in a purse that is beautiful and usable.

  131. Karen A

    November 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    This bag design looks so versatile. I love what you did with your fabric! It is stunning and luscious!!!

  132. Julie Kramer

    November 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Am so looking forward to making the candice and would love to try this with the paintsticks!!!….and many other projects

  133. Carla Brown

    November 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Love your bag, I have never painted fabric before, but looks like a lot of fun, what a great giveaway.

  134. Dixie Cushman

    November 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Love this purse, would love to try using paint sticks. I’m making the Margo bag right now. Love Lazy Girl bags.

  135. Kathy O in GA

    November 7, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Oh oh oh! I can see decorating her in the following way: “try” the Paintstiks (I’m an absolute chicken for anything paint or glue, so would probably need artist friend to do it for me, tee hee), and then turn some of the circles into the centers of flowers…and embellish away with French knots, chain stitching etc etc…hand thread doodles essentially! Add a few appliqued ones and leaves, and she’d be super prettied up. Thanks for the inspirational spark, and chance to win!

  136. C. L. Henson

    November 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

    What a fantastic idea! I had never seen the paintsticks used before (have seen them in the quiltshop, but not in use). They are really cool. And the doodle plates are a great product, I can really get “tangled” in. Perfect for those of us who are drawing impaired. While the Candice bag looks complicated, I am excited to try it, since we both have the same first name…hahahaaaa.

    Love the Lazy Girl designs and I’m very happy I have now been turned on to your website and blog, too. Thank you for sparking ideas for more projects in my feeble brain. Pick me, pick me!

  137. Alice Luchini

    November 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Love the colors and the new doodle plate. I’d love to try matching the swirls by using traditional piecing techniques. If it works, the possibilities with your plates would be exciting!

  138. Alma Lou

    November 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I love the colors, but I also love the fact that Candice is spacious and no doubt can be a faithful and stylich companion when I trravel. I always am looking for a bag that looks smart, compliments my style and is still practical!

  139. Eileen Kicken

    November 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I love Joan’s patterns–have made many of them more than once. Candice is gorgeous. But Paintsticks gives it a whole new dimension. I would use hand-dyed fabric and the paintsticks to make a new look for winter.

  140. PJ Wolff

    November 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

    The bag is gorgeous! I’ve never used paintsticks beofre but this sure makes me want to try.

  141. Signe Ivanovitch

    November 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I would love to make this bag for my mother for Christmas! Everything about it is what she looks for in a purse. Of course I may not be able to part with it once it is finished because it is everything I look for in a purse too. I haven’t tried painting fabric but the challenge is interesting and I’m willing to try something new. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  142. Dorothy Smietana

    November 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I love the Candice bag and would love to try paintstiks on it. I like combining different crafts to complete a project.

  143. Ivy Smart

    November 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I really enjoyed the tutorial of the making of the Candice bag. The fabric and painting technique really show the bag off to its full potential. I would enjoy winning and making this bag. It would be fun to try the painting on the fabric using circles and square designs.

  144. Suzanna Sandoval

    November 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

    What a wonderful execution of technique to project. Congratulations!

  145. Jennifer P

    November 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

    What a lovely …no breathtaking! rendition of Joan’s already fabulous bag. This is the one pattern I don’t have yet and would love to try the paint stick options for embellishment. Thanks for the opportunity.

  146. Judy Stolz

    November 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Love the large pocket – just got an ereader and know just the bag to make to put it in! Have a collection of Lazy Girl patterns and have loved making all the ones I’ve done so far. And the material is just wonderful, and complimentary……hadn’t thought of how to do the design yet, but the paint technique is something I’ve never seen before………something else to learn???

  147. Charlotte Key

    November 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I love everything Joan H. designs and you’re right she thinks of everything making her patterns so delightful to put together. I also love using my paintsticks and would hope to win the newest ones. Thank you for this lovely give a way.

  148. Toni Rath

    November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

    WOW!! This is gorgeous!! The colors are mesmerizing and I love the patterns.

  149. Ann Cummings

    November 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Love this bag. Please let me win, I have never done the paint embellishmnets you used, and, of course I need to learn!!

  150. Gina Scantling

    November 7, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I love the purse and am excited about learning the technique. Hope I win!

  151. Susan Bernal

    November 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Your work is so beautiful! I can’t wait to try paintstick rubbings on Candice!

  152. Beth Collis

    November 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I just love the purse. The paint sticks look great. I would love to try the sticks on some of the fabric I’ve dyed.

  153. Sharron

    November 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! My retirement ambition is to learn to paint, so far with watercolor, but seeing what you can do with your materials is inspiring. The Candice bag seems especially useful, and to decorate it beyond the fabric awesome!

  154. Linda Neuman

    November 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Your paint stick decorated Candice is fabulous. Very inspirational and so original.

    We love Joan and her Lazy Girl designs here at Project Linus Chicagoland. I can’t wait to sew the Candice bag for Christmas presents–I plan to try wool and some embroidery stitches for fun.

  155. Eileen

    November 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I love the style of Candice. I’ve never embellished with paint before, so I have no idea what I’d do with that!

  156. Sharon Goodrich

    November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful bag(s)!!! I have always wanted to create some fabric designs with the painsticks ever since first seeing them on the PBS show “Quilting Arts”! The rubbing plates would be a great way to start and make fabulous designs — the Candice bag is a great canvas for doing it!

  157. Karol

    November 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

    That is a fabulous bag pattern and resulting bag!! I would love to be able to give it a try. Her patterns are great and I have many of them but not Candace yet.
    Karol S

  158. Carla G

    November 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Wow what a gorgeous bag!! Love your painting! And the colors are fabulous! I would love to try painting fabric for the first time. I think the bag would look great in greens & blues. The Candice looks like a pattern I’d love to try and make for gifts! :)

  159. Susan

    November 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Love the way the doodles and paint sticks came out, the best I’ve seen using them. What a beautiful bag, take a bow!

  160. Janis Breaux

    November 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Love this bag! I see it in fall colors, in orientals, it will be beautiful in any color way!

  161. Lesley

    November 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Wow, I’ve never made a Lazy Girl bag and never heard of rubbing plates. Sounds so fun! I think I would try a black and white with fuschia accents-paint?

  162. Patricia A Robertson

    November 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I, consider myself artistic, I like to do one-of-a-kind projects. I may see something T-totaly differently than the average person sees, as just what it is and I see that I can incoporate it into something else and bring out the beauty of that object (s) in my projects. I sew and I cochet all free hand. I draw, measure and make my own patterens. When I get a thought or an idear I run to my graph paper and write it down and than draw it on the graphpaper what I see in my head. Come back tomorrow with fresh eyes and probably additonal thoughts. Now, what I put on paper yesterday mybe parcially or completely changed from the orginal design, but keep the old one just incase. I have never use the paint sticks, have thought of the something simular (which are pens) that I could incoperate into my Japenese designs. Right now, I hand dye my fabrics to give the batik look from objects that I find or purchase for repeated patterns, this would be also ideal. Thanking you inadvance.

  163. Carol J.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The bag is absolutely awesome. Does the paint ever rub off on your clothing? Obviously I have a new concept to add to my hobbies.
    Joan does such a great job w her bags.

  164. LouAnn

    November 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Candice is awesome and really shines with all the embellishments. I can hardly wait to put on my teaching schedule next quarter. I always encourage my students to make a bag their own and this is great.

  165. Mary Pichotta

    November 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    The bag looks great. Would love to win the giveaway. I’ve never used paints like this so I’m not sure how I would do it, but it looks interesting and yours turned out great.

  166. Vicky Morrow

    November 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of using the Lazy Girl patterns with Cedar Canyon Paint Sticks and Rubbing Plates. I absolutely love Christmas; it’s my favorite time of year! I’d use Candice decorated for Christmas with the holiday rubbing plates. I’d have a really hard time giving her away as a gift – maybe that means I need to make 3 so I can keep one of them!

  167. Fonda Baus

    November 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    The Bag is just beautiful. I don’t think that I would add a thing. She is perfect the way you did it. This is the most beautiful bags that I have ever seen.

  168. Kim Dolan

    November 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Your Candice Bag is spectacular…..the paint makes such a difference, and your placement of the designs really enhance the look of the bag…..job well done!!!!

  169. Cindy Luedeman

    November 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I love your bag. I think I would use paints, beads, and homemade tatting to embellish Candice! Thanks for the giveaway.

  170. Nora Doerder

    November 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This is a one of a kind show stopping Bag!

  171. MaryBeth

    November 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic prize!! I’d love to try decorating some fabric with the rubbing plates and paint. Your bag is absolutely fantastic!!!

  172. Nancy Bauman

    November 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I would love to try doodles and paint sticks. Your design is amazing and the colors are beautiful!

  173. floribunda

    November 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do something with paintsticks besides look at them on my shelf! Thanks for the great ides — I would love to do a beautiful but office-appropriate Candice bag for my daily commute…

  174. Ann Feltz

    November 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve just recently found out about the paint sticks…I’m not very freeform creative, but I would love to try this. What a new dimension it would add to my quilting and bag making! Love your bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

  175. Carolyn Wood

    November 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Oh, my gosh, that is beautiful! Wonderful choice of fabric and colors. I have been interested in trying the paint sticks for a while. And I have made a couple of Lazy Girl bags, what a treat.

  176. MaryEllen Pendleton

    November 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I have loved Lazy Girl bags for years & have made several bags, wallets etc. they are asdream to make , carry & give as gifts!!!

  177. Linda

    November 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Such a neat bag!
    Thanks for a sweet giveaway!

  178. Sheila Perl

    November 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I love the Lazy Girl bags and have made several. I am going to make Miss Candice in Christmas prints with gold for the Holiday season.
    I’m also looking forward to learning more about Paintsticks and rubbing plates!

  179. Joan

    November 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    The bag is beautiful and looks like so much fun to do! I’ve got to check out those Doodles! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  180. Patricia M.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I really like the idea of using “Paintstiks” on that wonderful bag!
    I am also looking forward to joining the community at Cedar Canyon to learn more.

  181. Evelyn

    November 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Absolultely gorgeous!

  182. Jodi Wolff

    November 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Your candice is gorgeous and you have inspired me to look up how to paint fabric now. I am looking forward to reading your blog and learning all that I can. Thanks for the inspiration. – Jodi

  183. Kathie Fosnaugh

    November 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    This really caught my eye! I have never used the paintsticks, but would love to try this. Love new creations like this! Hope I win!!

  184. Jeanie Davidson

    November 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I loved coloring as a child. I would love to try it now. A Candice Bag would be a good place to start.

  185. Margaret Courtney

    November 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    What a pretty purse. It looks just like the northern lights of Alaska that I saw once on vacation. You sure have inspired me to try painting my fabric!!!!

  186. Jill Klasen

    November 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I would love to try this new technique. I love the idea of my own custom fabric and the purse is a wonderful pattern to try this on. Awesome work!!!! Love it…love it…love it!!!!!

  187. Sandy Chavez

    November 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Wow, the design you created with your rubbings is the icing to the cake that is the Candace bag. I can’t think of anything that I would do differently and your mirror-imaging of the scroll is fantastic but I still don’t get how you did that with your window lightbox. I would love to receive the kit and try out your technique myself. My tablet would love a new home. Thank you so much. Sandy

  188. Carol Karnes

    November 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Beautiful, just beautiful! Now you’ve got me hooked…need to try my hand at this kind of fabric painting! Fingers crossed.

  189. Peggy Forbes

    November 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Wow, the fabric you created is awesome! Such a beautiful combination. Your design skills and Joan’s marry together so well! I really enjoyed hearing how useful Candice was at Quilt Market and how this slightly large size worked for you. It would be such a treat to receive your kit … I would certainly motivate me to cross the line and try playing with fabric design. Thanks for everything! You galsROCK.

  190. Jani Antrim

    November 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This bag has the look of Christmas presents. Using the paintsticks would make each gift unique. I think I just completed my Christmas list. Better get busy now!

  191. Brenda Wilber

    November 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    This would be fantastic birthday gift! I’m not sure about the painting, I’ve never painted fabric before. But I’m very creative and could figure something out! Beautiful purse!

  192. Pam Gantz

    November 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I love your bag and using paintstiks. I will be teaching a stencil class in January. I enjoy receiving info from you about what you are doing!

  193. Jean Della Vecchia

    November 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    This is great. Hope I win

  194. Carol Parsons

    November 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I love all the Lazy Girl patterns tat I have done! I am really looking forward to making the Candice. I have also had my eye on the paintsticks and rubbing plates, but haven’t tried them yet. They look like a lot of fun!

  195. Patty Hall

    November 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Wow! That is gorgeous! The Candice bag tooks so roomy. I would love to give the rubbing plates ad paintsticks a try. Looks like such fun!!

  196. Connie

    November 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I think the Candice bag is beautiful and I would love to use the rubbing plates and paint sticks, that would be so much fun! Great giveaway!

  197. Karen

    November 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Your bag is brilliant! I have some paintsticks but haven’t been able to think of a good project to start using them. A bag and the rubbing plates would be the perfect achievable opportunity!

  198. Pat

    November 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I love this new bag and would decorate it with my initials.

  199. Mary Shoudis

    November 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Candice looks wonderful. I definitely plan to make this one.

  200. Sharon Highfield

    November 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Your design is amazing!!!! So much to look at… I’m sure the plates and looking at your bag the ideas will be endless.

  201. Leslie

    November 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I LOVE the idea of the doodle plates. Some of us are artistically challenged and need a lot of help!!

  202. Rhonda

    November 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I really like the look of the Candice Bag and I know I would use it alot. The plates and paints look like a lot of fun to use!

  203. Susan

    November 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I love this pattern/Paintstik combination!! And the new Doodles plates are fantastic — just what
    I’ve been looking for!!

  204. Laurie G

    November 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    What a gorgeous Candice!! I just love Joan’s patterns…great pics/instructions. I’d love to win this and try my hand at doodles too!!

  205. Cheryl A

    November 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    The bag is beautiful!!! I just love the colors too!! I would love to try making my own.

  206. Therese Bocchino

    November 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    This Candice bag is really great.
    I like the way the bag would be terrific for travel!
    I can’t believe I could make this!

  207. Donna B

    November 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I just have to learn to use the paintsticks and plates. Together they produce the most beautiful fabric I have ever seen. Thanks for the inspiration for making a purse that is so unique. Can’t wait!

  208. Heather

    November 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    A kit would be what it would take to give me the courage and incentive to actually try sewing a bag! My excuse now is that I haven’t really figured out what materials to get besides the fabric itself!

    I love the bag and would decorate it with a big, felted floral pin in a coordinating colour. Mostly I’d decorate her bag with ME! I think I’d look great accompanying the Candice bag!

  209. Carolyn H.

    November 8, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I love Joan’s patterns, I have enjoyed each one that I have made. I would love to use the paintsticks and plates to embellish a Candace bag.

  210. Susannah Wollman

    November 8, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Oh, I am awe-struck over this Candice bag! I would so love to win this giveaway, even more than anything I’ve ever tried for. I would decorate this bag as a gift for my 80 year old mother for Christmas, and pray that I can take it to her instead of sending it. I have no idea what the design would look like, except that a quilt I saw by Uli would probably be my inspiration.

  211. Helen S

    November 8, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Wow! What a beautiful bag you made! The paintsticks and patterns really make the bag! I would love to try it.

  212. Njeri

    November 8, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I love the Candice bag, I have never tried fabric painting and would love to try after seeing her amazing job.

  213. Elizabeth S

    November 8, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I’m a Lazy Girl through and through and Joan’s patterns are so easy to follow… with your creative embellishment there are so many ideas going through my head! What a great combination!

  214. Jeanie

    November 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I love everything about this bag! Joan makes a great pattern, always easy to follow and it always turns out like the picture. Just love the colors of the painted purse. I’d probably go for those colors too. Thanks so much!

  215. Erin

    November 8, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I love this bag! I want to make it as Christmas gifts for all my family and friends! This is the first time seeing your rubbing plates and they are fantastic! I would use the bubbles one for my friend who loves water and the ocean, it would make a really nice one-of-a-kind bag for her! I hope to win so I can try it out!

    Thanks for the givaway!

  216. Lucy

    November 8, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Really nice bag, great ideas. Would love to make my own version! Thanks!

  217. wendy

    November 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Oh my I love this bag! I want to learn more about your product! I want to give it a try.

  218. Pam Gonzalez

    November 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

    What a beautiful bag!! I would love to have a hand at using those paint sticks and love those plates to make the cool pattern on the fabric. It’s an awesome bag and your fabric is too!! What a great job you did. I can’t wait to get started on her. Nice size that I can pack it in and take off!! Thanks.

  219. Sheila TSA

    November 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Using paint sticks and rubbing plates – what a great idea! The bag is gorgeous – and looks fun to make.

  220. Virginia in Texas

    November 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

    The paint stick rubbings were just the ticket. Matching up the border swirl may have been hard, but sooo worth the look accomplished.
    Thanks for the opportunity/giveaway.

  221. Lisa

    November 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

    This bag looks very cool! I like the iridescent paints, so I might play with those on a black background. Then complement it with a matching bright color – like hot pink or purple or teal! How fun!

  222. Diana Beaubien

    November 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I have been eyeing this bag for a long time. I love it! Looks like a great size and I love having a pocket on the outside.

  223. Anita

    November 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Your bag is absolutely beautiful. I would like to make mine similar to it. I love Joan’s bags. So much fun to make and very useful too.

  224. Cindi C

    November 8, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Wow! I love what you’ve done to that fabric! Makes me want to try the paints, and the Doodles make it seem easy to try something so completely one of a kind. The side pockets are one of the things that I really like about Candice Bag.

  225. Ashley Malinowski

    November 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I love all the Lazy Girl Purse/Bag Patterns. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Your bags are amazing, stunning, and jaw dropping. I would probably use my longarm quilting machine to do a giant motif on the front pocket. I would put some rick rack or trim (something puffy/soft) on the diagonal pocket opening to jazz it up a bit. But all in all…the fabric would be the showcase of the bag. :)

  226. Carol B

    November 8, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Very beautiful bag! Can’t wait to try making the bag and using paint stiks!

  227. Ann

    November 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    What a fabulous bag! I am a beginner and all these creations motivate me! It is my hope that one day I’ll be able to make bags as beautiful as this one!

  228. Cheryl Greenleaf

    November 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    The fabrics you created are lovely. Even though I own quite a few Lazy Girl patterns, I’ve never had the courage to actually make one. I think Candice is the only handbag/purse/bag pattern Joan has created that I don’t own yet but it is on my wish list. Decoration… not sure, I’d be happy to just get one finally made.

  229. Deanna B

    November 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    This is a great idea. The purses are beautiful. It looks like a fun project even for those of us that are artistically

  230. Karen Wood

    November 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    What a beautiful purse and love, love, love the pattern. I have a date with my paintsticks this weekend 😉 They are too much fun!
    Take care,

  231. Laurie - Blackbeary Forest

    November 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Gorgeous bag! Your painting is beautiful. I have never tried Paintstiks. They look like so much fun.

  232. Sandy Mullins

    November 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I just love the handpainted purse. I have loved batiks and had painted fabrics since the 70s. During those days I used to do it a lot. Been thinking for years of doing my own. Leave it to you to inspire us again!

  233. Melissa Graham

    November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Oh my! That is just gorgeous! It certainly gets the creative juices flowing!

  234. Aline Huey

    November 9, 2011 at 6:30 am

    What a clever idea to paint the fabric. I have all kinds of paints here including paintsticks that I can use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  235. Joan Davidson

    November 9, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Awesome! Have never tried painting and I think I would enjoy it. The bag looks stunning!. What a wonderful show of your bag pattern.

  236. Kathy MacKie

    November 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I love the size of this bag, great size to carry home some charm packs from my nearest quilt shop, thanks.

  237. Nancy B from Many LA

    November 9, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I love the bag; I think I would make mine with New Orleans Saints fabric and paint to match – with a big gold/black fleur de lis!

  238. Leslie

    November 9, 2011 at 10:52 am

    wow! I have some paintstix but i never did much with them – they are just sitting on a shelf. Now that I see what they can do, I better get busy! Aye Carumba! Tres Cool! I love it! And I’d love to win this giveaway too!

  239. Gill

    November 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I love your bag – especially the triangular detail which really ‘makes’ the bag in my opinion!
    I’m not sure if I would make my bag much different to yours!!

  240. Cindy

    November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Love your beautiful bag….I’d like to try painting on fabric….great conposition of design!

  241. Debbie Lee

    November 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Love the size of the Candice bag. Recently attended a sewing function where a considerable amount of fabric painting was shown. It is something I decided to try but haven’t had time yet. Would be great to win such a lovely giveaway.

  242. DeBorah Beatty

    November 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I would so love to win this – I’m a textile artist with a purple thumb (gotta love purple dye) and a few other body parts. I LOVE paintsticks and would have so much fun doing a Candace of my own! I have an incredible piece of fabric that has been just waiting for something to be. The Candace with the doodle plate embellishment would be just toooo yummy!

  243. MJ

    November 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I love this bag! I could use it for many things. I could also see making some of these for my nieces!

  244. Margaret Givens

    November 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I love the jewel tones! I would love to win the bag offer. I am thinking I would be inspired to work a new bag in a water theme with the bubbles motif.

  245. Debbie

    November 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Absolutely love the colors! I can definitely see this bag carrying my important quilting supplies to the next retreat. You can never have enough bags and when they look like yours it is a win win. I would have to add some bling, like jewels and maybe some beads and fabric beads. Although I would have to wait until my pre ordered book is delivered so I can add some ideas from that. The arrival of the winning kit and the newly released book would be heaven. Pick me pick me!!!

  246. Beth T.

    November 10, 2011 at 4:21 am

    What a great bag. I can see that different fabric choices would result in very different “moods”. I think I would use a subdued batik for the body and a more vibrant batik for the contrast. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  247. Johanna

    November 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Wow! Your bag is so beautiful! I love Joan’s patterns, they are so easy to follow. Bags are so fun to make. The last one that I made was a Halloween themed bag and I received so many compliments. The best one was at a restaurant drive thru, the girl commented on how much she loved my bag (it was kinda funny). I think I need to make my next bag in wintery colors.

  248. Gwen

    November 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I think the Candice bag looks great. It would make a super tote for everyday or art supplies.

    Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

  249. Lisa

    November 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That is a fabulous prize! Thanks so much for sponsoring the giveaway! If I wind you can contact me at: something (underscore) clever (at) msn (dot) com

  250. Roberta Wegner

    November 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

    This lovely bag has everything: great design, wonderful style and practicality. I loved it from the moment I saw it.

  251. Angela

    November 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

    The doodle templates are so cool!!!!

  252. Bridget Wideman

    November 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous and generous prize! I love Paintstiks and the rubbing plates especially, and the bag is absolutely perfect for my needs! Thank you again!

  253. Mary

    November 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Love,love, love the bag and want to start one soon!

  254. Lorilynn King

    November 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Wow, really cool bag and I love what you did with the rubbing plates. I took a class with you last summer in St. Paul and had a lot of fun with the freezer paper technique. I would probably combine one of the designs I created in that class with some of the new rubbing plates to create the focal fabric for the bag!

  255. Karen

    November 10, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I would love to have the makings for this bag. Count me in, please! Thanks!

  256. Cindy bubolz

    November 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Two of my favorite product lines together – Lazies and Paintstiks – how fun! I love the lines and size of Candice. I would be so fun to paint her up for the holidays!

  257. Verna

    November 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I love the colors featured – blues are my favorite. This project would be a wonderful way for me to get started with rubbing techniques.

  258. Barbara Leonard

    November 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Love it!!! Would love to be a winner. Will carry it proudly.

  259. Sarah Hough

    November 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Love the bag. Haven’t tried paintsticks and am looking for a new “obsession.”

  260. Sfhaddad

    November 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Awesome bag! Decoration possibilities endless. I would probably do fall leaves to celebrate the season.

  261. Audrey

    November 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love the new Candice bag. I’ve used Paintstiks before but not on a purse and I love Shelly’s purse, especially the colors. I would be thrilled to win!

  262. Bonnie

    November 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love the bag. I’ve never tried the Paintstiks, but it is something that I like and plan to try it.

  263. Angela Huddart

    November 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Oooh this bag would be perfect for me to take just anywhere! I love using paintsticks and would probably decorate it with folded flowers made from my own customised painsticked (is that a word??) fabric :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

  264. Suzanne Hurtubise

    November 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I love the bag, I absolutly want to be able to make it, the fabric looks like a wonderful batik, and the bag would be a great gift for Christmas.

  265. Margaret

    November 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Really like the colors you used on the the bag. hope I win!!!! I want to try it out.

  266. Joan Turner

    November 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I love making handbags and love doing rubbings also. The “DOODLES” look great. Hope I can make the Candice bag.

  267. TerryP

    November 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I love your Candice bag and hope to be the lucky winner!

  268. Liz Renner

    November 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Well, I love all your rubbing plates. The new ones are right on the mark and I’m going to get some soon! I’d love to win, in any case I love your newsletter and get inspired by your ideas. Thanks loads!

  269. Jane

    November 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

    2012 is the year for paintstiking and felting. What a combo for such a net purse.
    Please choose me.

  270. Terry H

    November 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Love YOUR rubbings on this really special bag. I really want to WIN this!!!

  271. Mary C

    November 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Great bag — I love all kinds of bags. The rubbing plates look great and I am already thinking of all the different things to make with them.

  272. Trudi

    November 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    What a lovely bag–both the pattern and the beautifully decorated creation! I would love to try to make one using Paint Sticks and stencils, with perhaps a few beads add in.

  273. Carol Cassidy

    November 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I love the Candice Bag and would love to get out my rubbing plates and paint up some great fabric to make this pattern. I have made the “Sassy Bag” by Lazy Girl Patterns and I get some many great compliments.

  274. Lisa Blevins

    November 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Whoeeee! What a fantastic bag to showcase the new rubbing plates or any of the other Cedar Canyon Products. I would make several of these bags to carry all my “stuff” works in progress etc. back and forth to work in the van pool or other events. I think I’d like to have a rubbing party with the grandkids and make up some of these bags for Christmas gifts…..

  275. Annie Lou Ricci

    November 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I have not done this technique before but I know that I would love to try it. Combining sewing skills and painting is right up my alley !!!!

  276. Normajean Brevik

    November 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Ohhh I’m lovin’ this bag and the only thing that I would use to decorate it would be to clip my dangle bling key chain to it. I love your rubbing plates and can’t wait for your next book!

  277. Jamie Herron

    November 10, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Love the bag! Love the colors and the inventive design. Would be thrilled to win the ingredients to make this!!!!

  278. Dawn

    November 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I have never done this before, I keep looking and looking. This would be an amazing bag to learn on. Thank you for keeping me drooling.

  279. Deborah Pace

    November 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

    What a wonderfully display of the doodle plates. I can see making a bag like this and adding hot crystals, a tag key for my car/house keys and a money bag with a couple of credit card holders inside. This would make a great shopping bag and I wouldn’t need to carry anthing else. I can also see making this bag for my close friends as the gift wrap with an additional gift inside. How cool would that be?!?

  280. Lyn Blansett

    November 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I really like this bag… I am just getting started with these rubbing plates and paint sticks. You have such idea-inspiring information posted!
    thank you!!

  281. Marjory Cordoza

    November 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I love the shape of the Candice bag. It is stylish, not saggy. And giving each of us artists the paint sticks and rubbing plates to design our fabric makes even the idea of this creation UNIQUE! I love it. And, regardless of the results of this drawing, my best friends will be receiving a special gift for Christmas. Thanks girls for the inspiration. Keep up the great work.

  282. Lenore Guajardo

    November 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

    This is a great bag to carry my stuff….and I do have the stuff that I cannot live without daily. I would like to make one out of Dia de los Muertos fabric; adding in designs with rubbing plates…..Hope I win! Thanks for the give away.

  283. Tesuque

    November 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I’ve been admiring Candice bags made in commercial fabric, but the Paintstik version is amazing. I love taking hand-dyed fabrics a step further.

  284. Karin

    November 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I have a thing about making bags and have some in my pattern collection. This looks like a great bag to “tote” things in. I like making my own crazy quilt type material. This looks like a good candidate for some material pieced together using my hand rubbed fabric!

  285. Esther B. Aggas

    November 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

    What a stunning bag. One that no doubt is a show stopper when anyone that see is asks you all about it. I’m not known to win anything, but this beautiful prize is a BIG wish – pick me.
    Your teaching e-mails are excellent and I been having so much fun practicing each of your ideas. Can’t wait until I get your new book to continue “playing”.

  286. Elizabeth McDonald

    November 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I so enjoyed reading how you made the fabric design, and then sewed the bag! WOW – this bag is a real stunner! The giveaway prize is wonderful – the chance to make one ourselves!

  287. Jeanne Williams

    November 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

    What a fabulous bag!! I can not wait to make one. I have just recently found the wonderful world of paintstiks and now addicted. I have always loved handbags and now with the two as a pair….look out world…..

  288. Lisa O.

    November 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

    A bag I can customize with my favorite fabrics and colors, and it holds my iPad as well. Heaven! Took a class from Shelly this summer and would love to try out my paintstiks collection on it.

  289. Judy Harpur

    November 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I am a bag person and the more the merrier. Love what you did with the doodles plate but I would probably use the leaves. Also want to say thank you for your informative newsletters, they are really great.

  290. Estelle

    November 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I love the possibilities! And the project is so simple and easy and fast. It’s right up my alley as I love to do rubbings and stamping. I’m thinking about combining the two on a bag. Thanks for the inspiration.

  291. Linda

    November 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I love the bag just like it is! I might add an old brooch of my Mom’s and give it to my granddaughter, who also loves crafts.I purchased the Christmas rubbing plates as well as 2 additional plates and am looking forward to attempting my very first hand rubbed fabric!

    I really enjoy your newsletter and the way you write as if you are chatting with us like an old friend. :)

  292. Marleen Mueller

    November 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Beautiful bag as all of your designs are. I would love to win!

  293. DeAnn Oliekan

    November 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

    What a great giveaway! I love the bag. This would give me the jump start I need right now!

  294. Ann McNew

    November 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Love the bag. I teach a class “Coloring on Your Quilts” and I am always looking for smaller projects for students. this would be perfect to add to my demo. My students usually really enjoy the rubbing process and get so creative with the plates.

  295. Helgadeb

    November 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I love this bag! I got some black duck fabric for some rubbings. Ive been sorting through my bag patterns trying to find one that will work. This would be perfect. I wish I had hthe doodles plates…. They aren’t available in stores I’ve checked. Will have to order them online.

  296. Norma Weeks

    November 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I have totally and completely lost my heart to this perfect bag. I use a scooter for mobility, with a basket to hold a purse stuffed with everything but the kitchen sink. This also includes anything my husband wants to take along whenever we go out. I am always searching for a bag pattern that will fit the dimensions of my basket plus making a fashion statement at the same time. At last I’ve found it! And the colors are ‘mine’. Thank you.

  297. Barb Hamernik

    November 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Love th bag! I have made to other Lazy Girl bags and love her designs. The thought of adding Paint Sticks to it is great! I am already thinking of adding metalic to exsisting fabric. I am new to the Paint Sticks and love them!

  298. maureen freyne

    November 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

    The Candice bag with your paintstick and rubbing paints is Fabulous.
    I would love to win.
    I would probably use buttons to exaggerate the design.
    My macbook and my camera equipment would argue over over which one would ltravel in it

  299. Patty V.

    November 10, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I think I would add some crystals. Iridescent paintsticks and crystals may be enough glitz for me if not maybe a beaded button too.
    Fun Bag thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  300. Debbie

    November 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I think this prize would be a wonderful gift for my mom…. she is a 79 year old glitz girl….

  301. Kay Graap

    November 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I LOVE art to wear!!! The shape and size of the bag are wonderful! I might add a little coordinated fiber hanging from one of the silver loops.Alternatively: a dangle of 4 or 5 beads (connected with wire so they hang down) from these little loops which coordinate with the bag’s color or theme can REALLY jazz up a bag – ‘bling” but is still tastefully artsy.

  302. Robin Ziuchkovski

    November 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Very COOL Bag!!!!!

  303. Stephanie Richardson

    November 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I love this bag. My mom and I own Fibre Expressions Quilt Shop in Sechelt B.C. and we just got some of your new doodle plates in and their so much fun!! I can’t wait to make this bag!!!

  304. Deborah Smith

    November 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I love this bag. I would make some nuno felt for part of it with wool and silk roving. I would decorate it with frayed edged flowers. I would ask my local quilt store to have a class in making the bag. I would love to win this great contest.

  305. Peggy

    November 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    The Candice bag is simply beautiful. I love the artistic designs made by the rubbing plates, the paint colors and the ease of construction.

  306. Terri Faux

    November 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I make bags all the time and am trying to recycle all the jeans that my children grow out of. The rubbing plates and the paintsticks would be the perfect way to make the jeans look new again when I turn them into the Candice Bag

  307. Cindy Fezatte

    November 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    My mouth is just drooling with the possibilities of what can be done in making this bag. WAY COOL!!!!!

  308. Rose Ramirez

    November 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Would love to make the bag using different colors than shown and compliment them with some batick for the solid area.

  309. Sally Dunn

    November 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I’ve really been wanting to design a great Paintstik decorated bag to replace the boring black, carry-everything, bag I take with me everywhere. The Candice Bag looks like the perfect size and design to do the trick. I’m not exactly sure how I would decorate it, but just the idea of doing it has got my mind buzzing with possibilities!

  310. Sandra Weimer

    November 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The fabric on the Candice bag with the Paintstiks is fabulous! I love to make gifts using my rubbing plates and paintsticks and this would be a perfect gift!

  311. Amy Rochelle

    November 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Your bag is beautiful . . . . to colors, designs on the fabric, and the bag design itself!
    I’m loving your use of rubbings to enhance certain panels. I do love applique, and they could certainly be put in a prominent position as well.
    Thanks for providing an opportunity to win all the components to make my own.

  312. Joyce Bartlett

    November 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’m always looking for a new bag and new look. Love what you did and would love an opportunity to do more with Paintstiks. Bought some at Houston Market a few years back and played with them only once. You’ve inspired me to get them out again!

  313. Sandy Sorenson

    November 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    The new Candice bag is a perfect size and I love the outside pockets. The new doodle plates from Cedar Canyon are a great embellishment. I’d like to add a zipper, some pretty quilting, and beads!

  314. Rita Stone

    November 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I love this purse and the great paint sticks embellishments.

  315. Pammie

    November 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I am in the process of a move to the Chicago area from my home in Texas. All my craft/quilting supplies are en route, and seeing this beautiful bag makes me long to sew and embellish! I love the sorbet colors, and would use the purple and pink hues in honor of my two beautiful daughters-in-law. Add some hand embroidery and beading, and voila! The perfect Candice bag! Thanks!

  316. Judi Leventhal

    November 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love the Candace bag and all the Lazy Girl Designs. I think I would have fun not only with the paintsticks and rubbing plates (too many to pick from right now), but I think I would glitz it up with some crystals and maybe even add some yarn/ribbon to couch.

  317. Kathi Potter

    November 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Agreed….the bag appears to be a great size and perhaps not too complex to make. But, the best is the “doodles” plates. Can’t wait to use them when you select me!

  318. Lisa

    November 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I love the Candice bag. I am thinking I would decorate her with either leaves for the fall or snowflakes for the upcoming weather.

  319. Helen

    November 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    HI Shelly!
    Thanks for this great giveaway! Very kind of you.
    I am a weaver and I like how the Candice has a nice large area ready to show off a beautiful piece of fabric (Hand woven, of course!)…..PLUS lots of pockets. Great planning!

  320. Gloria

    November 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love this bag and since it’s the holidays-I want to decorate itwith the Christmas rubbing plates. Thanks.

  321. Lori

    November 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I really like the style of the bag – especially the buckle pieces for the handles. I can see making one of these for gifts for my daughter, sister, and mother. Can’t wait to make one.

  322. Donata

    November 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I need lots of pockets in my bags. The Candice has the pockets

  323. Cheryl

    November 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I love making bags and using the paintstiks…what a great combination in doing both! Love this lazy girl design!

  324. Aussie Quilter

    November 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Awesome bag! Can’t wait to try it myself with your pattern and supplies.

  325. Judy Stowell

    November 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I love the new bag!!! Even if I don’t win I’ll probably buy the pattern. (Just finished paint-sticking my Christmas cards this morning)

  326. Robbie Payne

    November 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I love the Joans’ pattern and I can see using orange/purple or lime green and purple. Two colors I haven’t used to make something with but always wanted to. Now I’d have a good reason to ‘work out of my box’ of BEIGE!

  327. Debra M

    November 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I would begin with some of Wendy Richardson’s overdyed floral home dec fabric, add some paintstik accents, and use doodle rubbing plates for the lining fabric for a nice surprise. I can’t wait to see Shelly’s Candice in person.

  328. Rita J.

    November 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Awesome, I have the perfect batiks just waiting for the perfect pattern.

  329. Mary L

    November 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love Lazy Girl’s ‘Candice’ bag and the adornments Shelley added. The first bag I made was Lazy Girl’s ‘Mini Miranda.’ It’s my summer ‘go to’ handbag. I was introduced to Paintstiks last month in a Travel Quilt class and am anxious to give them a try.

  330. Dee

    November 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Just love the “Lazy” patterns…they ALWAYS work with the easiest to follow instructions. I would love to try out the Paintsticks to custom dreate my own look. Crossing my fingers :)

  331. Nancy

    November 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I love the Lazy Girl bag and the Paintstiks embellishment! I would love to win it and say Happy Birthday to me! I think I would add some crystals in the center. Thanks for the great ideas

  332. Maile

    November 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I would definitely get some subdued batik fabric and jazz it up with color color color!

  333. Janet Knapp

    November 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Oh Shelly…… your bag – and it does look just like you. I would absolutely add some bling – most likely Swarovski crystals!
    Thank you for sharing – even with your always…very busy schedule.

  334. Sara

    November 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Love this bag. I need a new travel bag with room for travel documents and etc. Fabric done with rubbing plates is so attractive.

  335. Linda Holt-Hanlon

    November 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm


    Love your Candace handbag that you created. I particularly like the way you matched up the design for the back of the bag. I wish you were able to be at the Houston Festival for the public, that would be fun! Thanks for the wonderful Paintsticks, I have had so much fun with them and have introduced my 84 year old Mother to them. Looking forward to more great products and ideas.

  336. Barb

    November 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I just purchased Doodles and am making a Lazy Girl small purse uner the tutaledge of Columbus, Ohio based fabric artist, Beth Schillig. The paint is drying as I write. Can’t wait to see how I finish it! I love he Doodles designs…timeless.

  337. millie

    November 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    this is a super looking bag. even if I don’t win, I am inspired to get out my paint sticks and get to work

  338. Aline

    November 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Everyone I know could use a bag like this! It inspires me to pull out my Paintstiks…again!

  339. MelodyJ

    November 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love this bag!! I’m planning on making one for my daughter with a penguin looking out of the pocket (embroidered). I’m really burnt on embroidery though so maybe paint would be a good solution!

  340. Carla

    November 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I like the useful size of the Candice bag. I hope the Doodles Rubbing Plates will be available soon in the Seattle market. I like to add some thread painting or machine embroidery to my Paintstik designs, especially adding some metallic thread highlights.

  341. Priscilla Gray

    November 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I got your doodles a week or so ago. I use them to impress designs on soft clay and then make plates, platters, garden hanging art, cups, flower jugs, all sorts of the things. I love them.
    I would use the Candice bag to use the doodle design to help “advertise” my pottery. And another set of doodles would be loved!

  342. Sharon

    November 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    bags are on par with jackets and shoes….there is ALWAYS a use for another one! This one looks particularly fun to make – how could it not be when you get to use your rubbing plates and paintsticks.

  343. martha cook

    November 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I would like to make this for myself. So far, whenever I’ve used my paintsticks, it has been to embellish a quilt for someone else. I love the size and shape of the bag; looks very useful!

  344. Celtic Kathy

    November 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Cedar Canyon and Lazy Girl Designs are my favorite websites to visit. Doodles and Bag-e-bottoms? What more could a girl wish for?

  345. toni-anne

    November 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I watched in awe as your bag developed it is so cool! I have been struggling to make a bag well, but this is fabulous. Thank-you!

  346. Alice Hix

    November 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I love bags and this is an especially beautiful one. So unusual but so useful at the same time. What a great combination! Thanks for wanting to share.

  347. Karen

    November 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Your designs are beautiful!! I can’t wait to try one of these!!
    Thanks for sharing your talents!

  348. Vivianne

    November 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I love this bag, especially the size, it’s perfect! The colours used to make the Miss Candice bag coordinate beautifully. Winning this bag would be such a nice surprise. Thanks!

  349. Toni colby

    November 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Well, Lazy Girl has done it again! Beautiful purse! The paintsticks make it even more beautiful! I would love to paint it in coppers and golds, and add some crystals! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

  350. Karen Traweek

    November 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Oh this bag is gorgeous!!! I love it to pieces – the colors are to die for! I have used Paintstiks, but mine did not turn out nearly as beautiful as this – guess I need more practice, Love it, love it, love it – Karen in VA Beach, VA

  351. Jeanne Willimans

    November 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Love it…want it…gotta make it.

  352. Mary Ann Harpe

    November 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I am at World Quilt III in Florida, taking classes from Sue Dennis. I think I would combine some of my mono printed fabrics from today’s class with paintstick work from Saturday’s classes to create my own, one of a kind purse!

  353. Kim Brosdahl

    November 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I love the bag. I would add some crystals for some added sparkle.

  354. Gjeneve

    November 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Of course I would use shiva paint sticks and rubbing plates. Maybe I would make a Christmas bag as I just got the Christmas rubbing plates and could use them on some of my hand dyed fabrics and it would be special.

  355. CINDY

    November 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I love to make bags. And this Candace bag looks like it would be fun to make and decorate.

  356. Dawn

    November 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    A really great example of art. I would like to try it in copper and gold I love the metallic paints.

  357. Debra L

    November 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    What a fantastic prize pack!

  358. Lynn

    November 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    So thrilled with all that you share & love to manipulate fabric in any way possible… so the products you share are absoluely the candy in my Christmas stocking! Yummmmm to think of sticks & doodles & bag- oh my!

  359. Francyne Willby

    November 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Great looking bag! I love paint sticks and rubbing plates. I can’t wait to get started.

  360. Edie C.

    November 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Fantastic Bag, Will paint with paintstiks and enjoy!

  361. Nancy

    November 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks for being such a inspiration to others, Shelly. Love your work!

  362. Barb T

    November 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Not only a nice prize pak, but a wonderful project – from making your own fabric just the way you like it to all the really nice hardware. What fun!

  363. Diane

    November 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    The bag is beautiful. I think playing with the doodles rubbing plateas would be fun!

  364. Irene J

    November 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I absolutely love the designs from these doodles rubbing plates. I recently purchased some shiva paintstiks and can’t wait to “Win” this prize so I can get started. I would love to try them on batiks of all colors. Love your ideas and work.

  365. Roz

    November 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I have been wanting to try rubbing plates and paintstiks on a “just the right size bag” pattern and here is my chance. Thanks so much to both of you for sharing your amazing talent.

  366. Jacqueline Joyce

    November 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I would love to paintstik her up and add Candice to her other Lazy Sisters. What a wonderful, colorful project to anticipate!

  367. Aleida Dekker

    November 11, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Just love anything to do with paintstiks. Already have the Doodles plates on my wish list!
    Its summer here in Aus and I’d love to double the size of the bag and make it into a beach bag.
    I’d be the coolest mum on the beach (if my girls don’t steal it)! Also would love to make another one -or two, three-
    would be a gorgeous present.

  368. gladys

    November 11, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I love the bag but more importantly i love working with your paints they leave the fabric so soft and dont fade. I have been practicing the rubbings with the plates and working my way through your books Keep up the inspiration Gladys

  369. Judy

    November 11, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Winning the bag & supplies would provide the opportunity for me to try the fabric painting techniques!! Love the look, need the supplies.

  370. Fran

    November 11, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I’d love to make this for my mother-in-law. She’d be delighted and I’d have a blast making it!

  371. Madeline

    November 11, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Absolutely love the bag…I would use the materials in my art class room as an introduction to fabric design. The kids could make a small sampler, possibly as a gift for this up and coming holiday season! The kids are always requesting new and interesting techniques, and this would certainly would be the ticket!

  372. Darla

    November 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Beautiful! The bag AND all the stuff in the give-a-way!!

  373. RoseMary Koch

    November 11, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I absolutely love the bag. i have made many tote bags, but never thought to use the rubbing plates and paintsticks to create the outside panel. The possibilities are endless. i have nearly all the rubbing plates you have on the market and last week Iwas at Houston and picked up the newest rubbing plates — now with the paintsticks I have — I am on a roll. Cannot wait to experiment with a bag with the plates. I used your paintsticks to make a jacket and have been demoing mini demos for quilters at the meetings using the plates and paint sticks. I love using them and now may need to stock up on more, as this new project is at the top of my list. Thank you for the ideas. RoseMary Koch, Arlington, MA

  374. celeste

    November 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

    If this bag needed more “bling” I would add some metallic accents with a stencil and sheets of foil. If it needed an update accent I would use rubbing plates and paintsticks to make fringe and attach it to the handle. Finally, a die cut flower would look lovely on there too! :)

  375. Michele

    November 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I LOVE those Doodles plates! I want them! I need them! Love the bag too, btw :-)

  376. Carol Dickson

    November 11, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Oh how I love this bag. I would love to make a bag each for my daughter and granddaughter. They gave me a gift certificate for mother’s day and I used it to buy some paint sticks and rubbing plates. What a great way to say another thank you by making them a bag. I really like this pattern for the wide top to make it get into easily. I would add maybe buttons and jewels!! Hope I win!!!!

  377. Barb J

    November 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I never thought about using tha painsticks on fabric that already has a pattern. Oh, the creative juices are starting to flow! I love your Candace, but I would make her in browns and use autumn colored paint sticks!

  378. Peggi

    November 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

    This looks like a wonder-full answer to some Christmas gift quandries! I’m looking for ways to stretch my creativity muscles, and this is a great one. The size of the bag is perfect, and getting to play with paintsticks….awesome! Will be crossing my fingers, for sure.

  379. Jill HIcks

    November 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I love the Candice bag. It looks like one I could actually use. I would make her in blues and greens. I have been afraid to use Paintstiks so far. I need to give them a try.

  380. Patricia Wester

    November 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Making bags is my latest obsession. I love the Candice–It looks like a great bag to embellish.

  381. Cheryl W.

    November 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I loved the color and design of the bag. Can’t wait to buy some paintsticks and stencils and start playing. Thanks for all your information.

  382. Kathy Stoick

    November 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I love the designs on the bag and most of the new rubbing plates. The purse looks like it will stand up well and that is a big bonus in my book. I hate it when my purse flops over in the car making it difficult to access whatever I need out of it.

  383. Lynn Kunz

    November 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Cute bag! I could use a new bag for carrying my quilting art stuff to my quilt group meetings and retreats. I would definitely use the rubbing plates, but I’m not sure about the colors. I’d have to give that more thought.
    Thanks for this possibility!
    Lynn Kunz

  384. Jeanne McBrayer

    November 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    The bag looks great, and I would have a great time using the paintstiks and rubbing plates!

  385. MarciaW

    November 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Attractive purse pattern and chance to learn to use your paint sticks! This is a great giveaway for me to win. Thanks for the chance – Houston Quilt Market sized tote is what caught my eye.

  386. Beverley Hilton

    November 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I’ve discovered that I prefer a one-strap bag. I love the look of the Candace Bag, so I think I’d figure out a way to make it single strap. The way you’ve embellished it is gorgeous!

  387. Sue

    November 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love the bag with the rubbing plates. I think I’d do the same, but then add a little hand stitching to outline some of the lines created with the rubbing paltes.

  388. Shelly

    November 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Love this Candace Bag. Was surfing and one thing led to another and here I am……..This bag is gorgeous!!!!!! I would love to make one that had the feel of the ocean. Blues, with some soft waves…… Pick me, pick me…….. hee hee

  389. Jeanne P.

    November 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I really like the looks and shape of the Miss Candice bag. I would quite probably use batiks for the outside and lining of the bag. I would use one or more of the Doodles plates to decorate the outside fabric. I really like the look of the paints and look forward to use some I have soon after the holidays.

  390. quiltpainter

    November 12, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Love the bag, and love the rubbing plates and all of the paintsticks. This process is so easy. This bag is definitely and eyecatcher. Will use it for all my quilt shows and conventions to show off.

  391. Jeanne Sarna

    November 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Great bag, love the new rubbing plates and the colors you chose for the bag.

  392. Connie D.

    November 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    What fabulous fabrics and perfect to make any of Joan’s patterns. I just got Candice and these fabrics sure make a stunning bag – and my colors too!

  393. Trudy R

    November 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I loved your blog on using your new rubbing plates to make the Candice bag (isn’t Lazy Girls great??) and think it is fantastic that the 2 of you have come up with a great giveaway!


    November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I am in awe of your talent. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  395. Cheryl A

    November 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Beautiful fabric and awesome bag!!!

  396. Sandi Myer

    November 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    The Candice bag is my favorite design so far. It is a stunning bag and has so many possibilities with design, fabric and construction.
    I love the use of the rubbing plates and paint sticks. I can’t wait to use it!

  397. Toni Sm

    November 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Love the pattern on the fabric. I would add beads to the center of the motifs. Probably red round flat or sea shells drilled just at the back so that they are attached without the thread showing. Another idea would be coins that look old world but need to be bright and shiny. Regardless I love the pattern and technique

  398. Sharon Kaiser

    November 15, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Thought you would like to know that I used your three minute demo at a guild meeting a week ago. I couldn’t get over how thrilled they were when I created a beautiful quilt block in only three minutes. What a great idea you gave at market! We now have a sign displayed above our paintstik area that says, “Let us show you how easily and quickly you can create this block, just three minutes of your time!” Great idea, thank you.

  399. Margaret B.

    November 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Would love to have a chance to play around with paintsticks on fabric to use in a Candice bag. I’ve also thought of making this bag and embelllishing it with embroidery designs. The paintstick designs are stunning.

  400. Ruth S

    November 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    If you wanted to be ‘over the top’, you could a some beading to the fabulous fabric.

  401. Ramona Putnam

    November 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I love this demo (and preview to the book). I have an artist in the family who would have a field day with this one. Great idea to create something unique … and I love the Lazy Girl purse designs. I want to try the Chloe myself.

    Thanks for the chance to win!